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Freshen Up Your PC for a Fresh Semester

The Spring 2017 semester is fully upon us, and this time is always busy with activity. From finding your new classes to sorting through all of your freshly printed syllabi, it’s a time of fresh starts. Your computer may need … Continue reading

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Lynda Birthday Bash on January 24th

Next Tuesday, come by the Collaborative Commons (adjacent to Starbucks) in Fondren Library to enjoy cake, Lynda.com giveaways, and demonstrations showcasing all of the knowledge that Lynda.com has to offer. As part of our festivities, you can stop by Fondren … Continue reading

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Browser Plugin Alert: OneClass Extension Behaves Like Malware

At OIT we always recommend that you be careful when installing extensions and plugins for your web browser. This morning we received a warning from our friends at Canvas to let us know about a new Chrome extension, OneClass, that … Continue reading

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Canvas Training Sessions: Build the Perfect Course for Spring!

The days and weeks leading up to the spring semester aren’t always restful for a faculty member. They’re usually spent working on the next class! Building up your course materials is no easy feat, and adding online course content can … Continue reading

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A-LEC and OIT Team Up for Student Workshops

Get your spring semester off to a great start! The Altshuler 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 Lynda.com’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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