Category Archives: Tech Tips

Canvas Corner: Dashboard Images, Calendar Edits, and Live Captioning

In Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements in Canvas. This month, we will cover using images on your Dashboard, making changes to calendar events, and live captioning in conferences.

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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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Getting Connected at SMU

Having trouble getting connected to the SMU campus network? Here are some quick things to know: High-speed wired connections are available in all residence halls and study rooms, but your devices must be configured to obtain an IP address automatically. … Continue reading

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How to set up at TA in my.SMU

I wanted to make sure that those who are responsible for managing class scheduling in my.SMU know how to set up a TA, or Teaching Assistant, in the Instructor/Advisor table and add them to class sections. In previous years, TA … Continue reading

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OIT Resources and Support for Faculty & Staff

Many University employees are unaware of the vast resources available at their fingertips. As we have entered the back to school season we’ve put together this list of resources and reminders for you. As always, if you have any questions … Continue reading

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Canvas Resources for Faculty & Staff

The Academic Technology team has worked feverishly to get our faculty and staff up and running with Canvas, our new course management system that rolled out to campus this summer. While some faculty members may have already engaged in this … Continue reading

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Canvas Resources for Students

This fall, SMU faculty will begin using Canvas as our new course learning management system. While some faculty have been using it within the past year, many faculty and students will soon be exposed to Canvas for the first time.

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It’s Back-To-School: Do you know who to call?

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a number of future Mustangs on campus for AARO. As families arrive, it’s amazing to see the amount of information they have to sort through in such a short time. Do you have health insurance? … Continue reading

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Summertime Learning with Lynda

Summer offers the perfect time to enrich yourself with some summertime learning. With lyndaCampus, you have access to the leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Here … Continue reading

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LinkedIn & Lynda.com: 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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