In January, the IT Help Desk assumed the management of Boot Camp & SAS installs for students. During that time the IT Help Desk worked with over 100 students to successfully complete the needed installations. Continue reading IT Help Desk Streamlines Windows Software Installs on Macs
OIT is winding down its SMU Mobile app for iPhone and Android. On February 12, SMU Mobile will no longer appear in app stores and will stop working on February 28, 2018. Continue reading SMU Mobile App Gives Way to New Mobile-Friendly Services
DoubleMap, the real-time shuttle tracking service, is now available for the SMU Express (768) and Museum Express (743) shuttles. You can easily track the SMU shuttles via the SMU DoubleMap website at smu.doublemap.com or with the free DoubleMap mobile apps. Continue reading Track the SMU Express Shuttle with the new DoubleMap App
At the end of September, the Office of Information Technology announced the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Pilot program. “This pilot initiative illustrates one of the many services that IT offers for both students and faculty which makes available leading-edge Microsoft certificate credentialing as part of SMU’s already extraordinary academic course content, ” stated Jason Warner, Director of Academic Technology. Continue reading Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Pilot Program Update
Jacob Becker, a sophomore planning to major in Finance and Econometrics, was SMU’s first student to receive the Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Excel as part of OIT’s Microsoft Office Certification pilot program. Prior to his certification, he spoke with one of his Finance professors as to how he could better prepare himself for his field of study. “After searching the SMU website, we stumbled on the announcement about the Microsoft Office Specialist program,” said Becker. I thought, “Why wouldn’t I want to do this?” Continue reading Jacob Becker awarded Microsoft Excel Certification
While many of the SMU faculty transitioned to Canvas last year, we recognize some may not yet have had the opportunity to check out our new Learning Management System. With back-to-school gearing up, consider posting your syllabus for students in Canvas since a course shell is automatically created in Canvas for you to host your course content.
In the following quick 6-minute video, we will show you how to do just that and you won’t believe how easy it is! Continue reading Canvas 101: Easily Adding Essential Course Content
With the 9.2 upgrade of my.SMU there are several delivered pages which replaced customized pages. If you previously frequented or saved as favorites in my.SMU, pages such as the Graduate Transfer (GR/TR) App Entry, Batch Transcript, Unofficial Transcript, or the SMU Photo page, you will need to navigate to the new page in my.SMU. Continue reading Page Changes and Favorites in my.SMU
SMU ID photos are available for viewing based on an employee’s business need. Not all offices are able to view photos in my.SMU. If you previously used the SMU Photo page that was housed under the SMU Custom Programs you’ll want to make note of the new navigation as the previous page is no longer active. Below is how to find them in the new my.SMU. Continue reading my.SMU: Where are the SMU ID photos?
If you haven’t yet checked out SMU’s video management tool, Kaltura, a third-party video capture tool which is integrated with Canvas, you should. It’s fairly straightforward and easy to use. You can find a quickstart guide and information on how to create a video quiz at smu.edu/kaltura. I created a video quiz recently and was amazed at how simple the process of using a video for quizzing can be. Continue reading Creating a Canvas Assignment using Kaltura’s Video Quiz Feature
On your mark…
Grab your calendar and mark it now for our Canvas Nights and Canvas Boot Camp sessions in August. Continue reading Canvas Nights & Boot Camps return in August