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Save the Date: Canvas Nights are August 9 & 10

In preparation for back-to-school, IT Training will be hosting Canvas Nights on August 9th & 10th.  These evening webinar sessions are offered to faculty members who may be unable to join us during the day for our Canvas Boot Camp workshops. … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Canvas Boot Camp – August 16 & 17

This August the Academic Technology team and IT Training have partnered to arm faculty and staff with Canvas instruction and resources during a two days for a Canvas Boot Camp. These workshops have been created to answer those critical questions instructors … Continue reading

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SharePoint Online Update

The upgrade from Inside.SMU to SharePoint Online continues. OIT recently transitioned their site to the cloud effortlessly. Site migration will happen at departmental levels with the Central University Library team sites and SMU Library sites over the weekend of June … Continue reading

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Response to Excel Survey

At the end of February, we sent out a survey to all SMU staff regarding their interest in Excel training. This survey was created as all of our Spring sessions were filled to capacity the same day registration was announced!  … Continue reading

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Turnitin: Writing X Tech Virtual Conference

Turnitin’s Writing X Tech: The Writing Mindset will be April 18-22, 2016 (#writingtech16). This five-day virtual conference hosted by Turnitin will explore how technology affects writing instruction and the student learning experience. Hear techniques and strategies for using digital tools to … Continue reading

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Matlab License Expanded Campus-Wide

SMU has recently expanded our software license for Matlab to include student access.  This expansion allows students to install Matlab 2015 directly from the vendor. Instructions for downloading this application are found on our Matlab services page. Use the Matlab Resource … Continue reading

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PaperCut Secure Print Launches February 29

Campus printers will be upgraded to a secure print release environment beginning February 29th. During this process each area across campus will be contacted and notified of a “Go Live” date for this service to be activated. Why PaperCut Secure … Continue reading

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What happened to Qualtrics?

If you’re reading this then you’re likely to have signed into Qualtrics one afternoon hoping to quickly retrieve some piece of data and was shocked to see the new look and feel. After being a user of their previous version … Continue reading

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Faculty and Students: Receive free hands-on-training for Mathematica

Wolfram has created a new outreach program that gives faculty and students free hands-on training for Mathematica and SMU has been invited to participate. Join a free online training session to learn different ways to interact with Mathematica—enter queries through … Continue reading

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Email Calendar Availability

Here’s an easy step to send someone your Outlook calendar availability! From the calendar tab, select E-mail Calendar. Select the desired Date Range. In the detail section, select the desired availability options you want to share. Select/deselect the working hours … Continue reading

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