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IT Shared Services: Quarterly Report Now Available

As part of our continuing efforts to make as many of our processes as transparent as possible, our third quarter reports for all campus IT departments are now available for your reference. Click here for a list of all of the … Continue reading

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Lynda Helps Staff Sharpen Skills

It’s been almost a year since SMU began offering’s full library of learning courses to students, faculty, and staff. In that year, over 1,200 people have taken advantage of this enormous benefit to the campus. One of the largest … Continue reading

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Canvas Tips for Students: Choosing Favorite Courses

As classes get underway, you may notice that many classes are starting to fill up your Courses list in Canvas. If a particular class will not be using Canvas or if there are still classes from the previous semester showing … Continue reading

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Improved Classroom Controls Now Available

There is little question that the classroom is the most prominent place on any university campus. With all of the frequent changes in technology utilized in the educational process, our classroom equipment requires constant attention to make and keep SMU … Continue reading

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SMU Mobile App Updated for Fall 2016

Last year, we released a brand-new SMU mobile app for both iOS and Android devices. This year, we’ve made the app even better! The SMU Mobile App includes quick information about many campus services within easy reach; like dining hall … Continue reading

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macOS Sierra: Apple’s New Era Operating System

In the past few years, Apple has worked to integrate features from their highly successful iOS to the desktop realm. The newest version, macOS Sierra, is the most integrated version yet. The connection between the Mac desktop and Apple’s mobile … Continue reading

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Apple iOS 10: The New Bits

Last week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference has come to a close. Now that we’ve heard all that the folks in Cupertino have had to say about what’s new in the world of Mac and iOS; we can now summarize all … Continue reading

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LinkedIn & The Dynamic Duo!

Let’s say you’re in that stage of your academic career where it’s time to start looking to your future professional career. Be it an internship or a full-time job search, it can be difficult to stand out in a competitive … Continue reading

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Apple WWDC 2016: What’s New

It’s that time of year again! Apple is hosting their annual Worldwide Developers Conference this week in San Francisco. The WWDC isn’t usually as flashy as the iPhone reveals, but there’s still a lot of cool features and products you … Continue reading

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New In-Depth Canvas Sessions Announced

Need some more assistance with the finer points of SMU’s new Canvas LMS? OIT has scheduled additional training sessions over the summer that cover advanced topics ranging from grade books to modules. Just like the basics sessions OIT has given … Continue reading

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