You may already know that Zoom is an excellent way to conduct online meetings and webinars, but did you also know that it can also be an easy tool for quickly recording your screen and audio? All you need is the Zoom Meetings Client and a microphone! This comes in handy if you need to make a quick instructional video or visually document an issue or process. Continue reading Using Zoom to Create Quick and Easy Screen Recordings
We are excited to announce this semester’s student workshops at the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (A-LEC)! Along with the A-LEC’s stellar lineup of learning strategy workshops, OIT also joins in with classes on Lynda.com, note-taking, and Excel. Here’s a quick rundown of the classes we will present this semester: Continue reading A-LEC/OIT Learning Workshops Return for Fall!
SMU’s main website holds around 45,000 web pages, and each one of those pages runs on our Content Management System known as Sitecore. If you have editing privileges on any of SMU’s web pages, you may already know the basics of how Sitecore works, but you also realize how complex and intimidating the system can sometimes be.
If you ever have any problems with Sitecore or are just curious about learning more about what it can do, we have plenty of resources to assist you. Continue reading OIT Resources for Your Sitecore Needs
Grab your calendar and mark it now for our Canvas Nights, Canvas Boot Camp sessions, and Sitecore Clinics returning this month. Continue reading IT Training: Canvas Nights, Canvas Bootcamp, & Sitecore Clinics Return
Need help creating a new page or editing an existing one? Stumped with widgets, forms, or something else? Want to learn more about Sitecore in general? Continue reading Get hands-on assistance with Sitecore Clinics in August
We are pleased to announce that ManeFrame II (M2) is ready for general use. M2 represents a significant upgrade over ManeFrame – it has more than 6 times the processing power and a number of new cutting-edge technologies. With a theoretical peak processing capacity of 630 teraflops, it gives SMU faculty and students access to a state-of-the-art resource for research and teaching. Continue reading ManeFrame II is ready for you!
During April, the 2,000th person in the SMU community signed on to lyndaCampus for the first time. We introduced LyndaCampus in late 2015 to provide current SMU students, staff, and faculty access to the thousands of business, software, technology, and creative skills online training available from lynda.com. These training courses viewable from campus, home, or on-the-go, with the Lynda.com app. We are excited to see the SMU community bring Lynda into their home, studies, and learning. Continue reading Over 2K Learned from Lynda
Could your presentations use a little more pizazz? Join us for this special 1-hour webinar full of tips, tricks, and practical guidelines for any PowerPoint presentation. If you are thinking of using PowerPoint for any of your classes, this webinar will be worth your time.
During this hour, we will also introduce you to Sway, Microsoft’s storytelling application, designed for creating presentations, newsletters, and interactive reports. Learn how to access Sway and create quality presentations effortlessly. (1 hr)
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 1:00 p.m.
Have a Sitecore question? Want hands-on Sitecore help with a page edit, widget, form, or graphics?
Drop in anytime or schedule an appointment for a guaranteed time slot. We’re here to help.
March Schedule for Sitecore Office Hours
|Wednesday||March 1*||2 – 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||March 8||2 – 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||March 15||Closed for Spring Break
(appointments may be available)
|Wednesday||March 22||2 – 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||March 29||2 – 4 p.m.|
Location: * March 1ST Office Hours will be hosted in Fondren Library East 323. All other sessions will be hosted in the Fondren Library East 109 Classroom.
Know Before You Go: If you’re brand new to Sitecore, or if it’s been a while, consider taking an introductory class so that we can better assist you. In-person sessions and on-demand webinars are available. Learn more about web publishing at SMU.
This is a pilot program. We will continue to offer drop-in sessions in the future on a to-be-determined basis.
The Sitecore Knowledge Base has been recently updated to include Web Forms and department specific topics. Check it out at wiki.smu.edu/display/OITPublic/Sitecore+Knowledge+Base.
Page Updated 02/27/2017 with room changes.
Sitecore Offices Hours provides Sitecore users time to get one-on-one answers to their pressing questions and assistance with some of the more difficult areas of the tool. Drop in anytime during our office hours or schedule an appointment for a guaranteed one-on-one time slot. At OIT, we’re here to help.