SMU Takes On Brain Challenge with Lynda Learning Days

lynda.comIn January, IT training facilitated a series of Lynda Learning events on campus. The month kicked off with our partnership with Wellpower as we announced the lynda.com “Brain Challenge.”  Participants could receive Wellpower points for completing a course during the month of January. During the challenge, over 130 courses were completed, with Financial Wellness: Managing Personal Cash Flow and Learn Canvas 2016  being the top viewed courses. Continue reading SMU Takes On Brain Challenge with Lynda Learning Days

Register Now for Lynda Learning Day on January 12

Happy Birthday Lynda Weinman

We’re celebrating the birthday of Lynda Weinman, founder of lynda.com, all month long – Starting with Lynda Learning Day on January 12, 2016.

Next month, the IT Training Team is promoting professional development available to faculty and staff through our learning partner lynda.com and the lyndaCampus service. LyndaCampus provides faculty, staff, and students with free access to thousands of online tutorials, exercise files, and short inspirational documentaries on a broad range of topics that you can use both personally and professionally. This is such a great benefit to the SMU community and we want you to join us on the learning bandwagon!

Join us on January 12th as we invite you to learn about the many courses lynda.com has to offer. Click the session time below to register.

Continue reading Register Now for Lynda Learning Day on January 12

Canvas Boot Camp Sessions: January 18 & 19

OIT Canvas Boot CampWith the success of our Canvas Boot Camp this summer, we will be offering them again in time for the Spring Semester on Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th. We hope you’ll join us for these come-and-go learning opportunities to get you up and running on Canvas.  Registration for the Boot Camp is not required, but the sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please see the class descriptions section below for more information on these Boot Camp workshops. Continue reading Canvas Boot Camp Sessions: January 18 & 19

Save the Date: Lynda’s Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday Lynda WeinmanTo kick off 2017, IT training will be promoting professional development through the month of January showcasing our learning partner lynda.com.  We will be celebrating Lynda Weinman’s birthday, founder of lynda.com, all month long! Save the date to participate in one of our Lynda Learning Day festivities. Continue reading Save the Date: Lynda’s Birthday Bash

Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile with Lynda

smu.edu/lynda button magnets

The Office of Information Technology was pleased to be part of last night’s Hegi Family Career Development Center All Majors Career & Internship Fair.  As we continue to promote our campus license for lynda.com (a leading online learning platform), don’t forget that once you complete a course, you can capitalize on that to enhance your LinkedIn profile. This is an excellent way to showcase your hands-on experience and practical knowledge of a skill set you’ve acquired. Continue reading Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile with Lynda

OIT Resources & Support for Students

Many SMU students are unaware of the vast resources available at their fingertips. As we have entered the back to school season we’ve put together this list of resources and reminders for you. As always, if you have any questions about any of them feel free to reach out to the IT Help Desk. Continue reading OIT Resources & Support for Students

The IT Help Desk Returns to Fondren Library!

Help Desk in FLWAt the end of May, the Help Desk returned to Fondren Library. Our new expanded space is in the west lobby adjacent to the Collaborative Commons and Starbucks Café. If you haven’t yet seen the new renovations in Fondren Library, take a few minutes to come see the improvements. And, when you do, come check out the new help desk area. We’re excited to continue to providing our service back in Fondren Library. Continue reading The IT Help Desk Returns to Fondren Library!

OIT Resources and Support for Faculty & Staff

Many University employees are unaware of the vast resources available at their fingertips. As we have entered the back to school season we’ve put together this list of resources and reminders for you. As always, if you have any questions about any of them feel free to reach out to the IT Help Desk. Continue reading OIT Resources and Support for Faculty & Staff

Canvas Resources for Faculty & Staff

Canvas Tips & TricksThe Academic Technology team has worked feverishly to get our faculty and staff up and running with Canvas, our new course management system that rolled out to campus this summer. While some faculty members may have already engaged in this new system, many will be using it for the first time this semester.

Since January, Academic Technology and IT Training, have trained over 400 Canvas users to help them get their courses built. We’ve done this by facilitating departmental training, hosting weekly Canvas workshops, and providing additional learning opportunities through our Canvas Boot Camp and Canvas Nights webinar series. That doesn’t take into account the number of people the Academic Technology team has assisted through personal meetings, help desk tickets and direct phone calls.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to join us for one of our workshops, we will continue offering weekly seminars through the end of September. The weekly Canvas training schedule is available at smu.edu/ittraining. Also, we have other Canvas resources and learning options available for you: Continue reading Canvas Resources for Faculty & Staff