Track the SMU Express Shuttle with the new DoubleMap App

Doublemap iconDoubleMap, 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

2017 OIT Classroom Summary Report Now Available

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Our 2017 edition of the OIT Classroom Summary Report is now available to the SMU community. In this edition, we discuss the recent classroom updates, new features in the high-tech prototype classrooms, classroom automation, plus emergency assistance and training for the classrooms.

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Introducing the New Campus Technology Idea Form

Bright Tech Ideas

Have you ever had a technology idea which could improve experiences at SMU?

Are there software solutions which would offer clear advantages and opportunities across multiple schools or business units?  Do you ever recognize opportunities to advance SMU’s capabilities with innovative hardware or cloud systems?  If you have ideas which require new technologies or new technology capabilities, please keep reading! Continue reading Introducing the New Campus Technology Idea Form

OIT Spotlight: Machiko Hollifield, Statistical Software Support Specialist

In this month’s OIT Spotlight, we meet Machiko Hollifield, the SMU Statistical Software Support Specialist for Academic Technology Services. As Machiko says, “I’m here to build partnerships to help them do more than ever before.
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2017 Student Technology Needs Assessment Now Available

SurveyAcademic Technology Services is currently soliciting feedback on the services and support offered by SMU’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) to students.  They are asking undergraduate and graduate student to take a few minutes to complete the survey for the second annual Student Technology Needs Assessment. The input gained from the questionnaire will help OIT to improve existing services and support, and create new technology initiatives. Continue reading 2017 Student Technology Needs Assessment Now Available

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Pilot Program Update

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 awarded Microsoft Excel Certification

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

OIT Announces Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Pilot

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During the 2017–2018 academic year, SMU’s Office of Information Technology will be providing access to the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for free to current students and benefit-eligible staff and faculty meeting the parameters of the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Pilot program. Certification exams will be taken on campus through IT Training on a first-come-first-served basis as a limited number of exam vouchers are available. Continue reading OIT Announces Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Pilot

Qualtrics Offers Free Online Conference for Academic Research

Our friends at Qualtrics are gearing up for this year’s Qualtrics Experience Week. From October 16-19, this fully online event includes presentations from academic and corporate researchers. Here’s a sample of what they are offering:

  • UPenn’s Angela Duckworth on the importance of non-cognitive factors in academic (and life) success
  • Northwestern’s David Schonthal on digging for insights in unexpected places
  • Jackson College’s Lee Hampton on improving academic success for students of color.
  • In addition to academic thought leaders, you’ll also hear from corporate researchers from brands like BMW, Stance, Slack, Traeger Grills and more.

Qualtrics is accepting registrations for this free event now, so reserve your spot soon!