Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 21, 2017

Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 21, 2017SMU Buildings and Roads has circulated a notice that electrical service will be shut off to several campus buildings as a part of campus construction activities. The shutdown will begin on Friday, July 21, 2017, starting approximately at 07 p.m. and is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Offices in these buildings should remember to shut down computers and printers before the electrical service being shut off.

The original notice from SMU Buildings and Roads is below: Continue reading Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 21, 2017

Phishing Alert: HSA Important Message Email

Phishing AlertSMU Human Resources has circulated a notice that several SMU employees were targets of a phishing campaign masquerading as the managing services for the University’s Health Savings Account (HSA). Unfortunately, the phishing incident occurred shortly before BenefitWallet sent legitimate direct emails about the member portal upgrade to SMU employees enrolled in an HSA.

Details from the original BenefitsU notice from HR is below: Continue reading Phishing Alert: HSA Important Message Email

Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 15, 2017

Buildings impacted by Shutdown on May 24, 2017.SMU Buildings and Roads has circulated a notice that electrical service will be shut off to several campus buildings as a part of campus construction activities. The shutdown will begin on Saturday, July 15, 2017, starting approximately at 11:45 p.m. and is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Offices in these buildings should remember to shut down computers and printers before the electrical service being shut off.

The original notice from SMU Buildings and Roads is below: Continue reading Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 15, 2017

Congratulations to the winners of our I ❤️ Lynda Contest

I ❤️Lynda butttonsAfter using the very trusted method of deciding winning entries (by pulling the names out of a hat), the following Lynda users were selected as a winner in our first I ❤️ Lynda Contest. Congratulations to Adria Richmond, James Kares, and Katie Nickles. Each of the winners received a $10 Starbucks gift card and a new I ❤️ Lynda button.
Continue reading Congratulations to the winners of our I ❤️ Lynda Contest

Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 2 and July 5, 2017

SMU buildings impacted by shutdown on July 02 2017SMU Buildings and Roads has circulated a notice that electrical service will be shut off to several campus buildings as a part of campus construction activities. The shutdown will begin on Sunday, July 2, 2017, starting approximately at 11 p.m. and is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. This effort will be continued on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, starting at 11 p.m. and, again, ending at 6 a.m. the following morning. Offices in these buildings should remember to shut down computers and printers before the electrical service being shut off. Continue reading Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 2 and July 5, 2017

Protecting yourself from Petya with CrashPlan

Hackers don’t take off for summer vacation.

Ransomware warningJust weeks after the WannaCry cyberattacks, a new ransomware outbreak called Petya is spreading across the globe. By this afternoon, it has already hit at least six countries and disabled business units. The malware is being delivered through emails disguised as business correspondence. The Office of Information Technology would like to remind you to be alert for suspicious emails/websites and to regularly update and backup your computer. Continue reading Protecting yourself from Petya with CrashPlan

Kaltura to Replace Vimeo for Video Hosting

Embedded Vimeo videoFor the past several years, OIT has been using Vimeo as a host for SMU academic-related videos that would not be suitable for SMU’s YouTube channel. Recently, Vimeo has made a change to its service that will limit the number of email addresses that can access an account. This policy has already been implemented in the Basic and Plus accounts and will be implemented soon in the PRO, which we are currently subscribed, and Business accounts. Starting July 5, 2017, we will limit access to the SMU Vimeo account and move the service into an archive-only mode. Continue reading Kaltura to Replace Vimeo for Video Hosting

Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on June 24 and 28

Buildings impacted by electrical service shutdownSMU Buildings and Roads has circulated a notice that electrical service will be shut off to several campus buildings as a part of campus construction activities. The shutdown will begin on Saturday, June 24, 2017, starting approximately at 1 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. This effort will be continued on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, starting at 1 a.m. Offices in these buildings should remember to shut down computers and printers before the electrical service being shut off.

The original notice from SMU Buildings and Roads is below: Continue reading Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on June 24 and 28

The New my.SMU is Here!

When students speak, we are listening!

The journey toward an improved and more powerful experience in my.SMU begins today. We have upgraded the software platform that powers my.SMU. Most of the functions you utilize within the system are unchanged in this first release. The major changes you’ll experience, however, will be evident in the user interface, meaning that the way you navigate to familiar functions has changed. This short video is available to introduce you to the new user interface, navigation, and features.

The blog post my.SMU: An Expected Journey describes the release methodology for new features.

Please see the my.SMU site on wiki.smu for the administrative documentation as it is being developed.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new my.SMU, please contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP or help@smu.edu.

Important Update Coming to my.SMU on Monday, June 12, 2017

my.SMU Transformation:  What’s happening?

My.SMUWhen students speak, we are listening!  The journey toward an improved and more powerful experience in my.SMU begins on Monday, June 12, 2017.  We will be upgrading the software platform that powers my.SMU, laying the groundwork which will enable transformative changes and capabilities to the entire interface. Continue reading Important Update Coming to my.SMU on Monday, June 12, 2017