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A-LEC and OIT Team Up for Student Workshops

Get your spring semester off to a great start! The Altschuler Learning Enhancement Center (A-LEC) has partnered with OIT to offer student workshops that can help you make the best of your spring. Located in the Loyd All-Sports Center, the … Continue reading

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Give Thanks for Free Stuff: OIT’s Software Offerings

The holiday season is quickly approaching! A time of travel, food, family, friends, and of course holiday shopping. If you pick up a shiny new laptop or gadget, don’t forget to install and set up all the free or discounted … Continue reading

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Phishing Alert: Protect Yourself!

In the past two days, two widespread phishing e-mails have been arriving in mailboxes across campus. Make sure to protect yourself and your data and NEVER open any links or attachments in these emails! Below are examples of the reported … Continue reading

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Network Storage: The What, Where & When

In the past year or so, a lot has changed here at SMU when it comes to file storage. Locker.SMU has been retired and replaced with Box. Office365 offers OneDrive cloud storage, and OIT still offers several different types of … Continue reading

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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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