Canvas Corner: Course Announcement, Rich Content Editor, Blueprint Courses, & DocViewer

Canvas CornerEvery month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas. This month, we cover Course Announcements, weighted grading periods, improvements in the Rich Content Editor, the new DocViewer and Blueprint Courses, and new WalkMe guides. Continue reading Canvas Corner: Course Announcement, Rich Content Editor, Blueprint Courses, & DocViewer

Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on June 24 and 28

Buildings impacted by electrical service shutdownSMU Buildings and Roads has circulated a notice that electrical service will be shut off to several campus buildings as a part of campus construction activities. The shutdown will begin on Saturday, June 24, 2017, starting approximately at 1 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. This effort will be continued on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, starting at 1 a.m. Offices in these buildings should remember to shut down computers and printers before the electrical service being shut off.

The original notice from SMU Buildings and Roads is below: Continue reading Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on June 24 and 28

Page Changes and Favorites in my.SMU

My.SMUWith the 9.2 upgrade of my.SMU there are several delivered pages which replaced customized pages.  If you previously frequented or saved as favorites in my.SMU, pages such as the Graduate Transfer (GR/TR) App Entry, Batch Transcript, Unofficial Transcript, or the SMU Photo page, you will need to navigate to the new page in my.SMU. Continue reading Page Changes and Favorites in my.SMU

my.SMU: Where are the SMU ID photos?

Where is the SMU ID Photos?SMU ID photos are available for viewing based on an employee’s business need. Not all offices are able to view photos in my.SMU. If you previously used the SMU Photo page that was housed under the SMU Custom Programs you’ll want to make note of the new navigation as the previous page is no longer active. Below is how to find them in the new my.SMU. Continue reading my.SMU: Where are the SMU ID photos?

The New my.SMU is Here!

When students speak, we are listening!

The journey toward an improved and more powerful experience in my.SMU begins today. We have upgraded the software platform that powers my.SMU. Most of the functions you utilize within the system are unchanged in this first release. The major changes you’ll experience, however, will be evident in the user interface, meaning that the way you navigate to familiar functions has changed. This short video is available to introduce you to the new user interface, navigation, and features.

The blog post my.SMU: An Expected Journey describes the release methodology for new features.

Please see the my.SMU site on wiki.smu for the administrative documentation as it is being developed.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new my.SMU, please contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP or help@smu.edu.

iOS 11 Brings Improvements and Innovations to iDevices

WWDC17At Apple’s Wordwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week, a new version of the iOS mobile operating system was announced for a fall release. iOS 11 brings several improvements and new features to iPhones and iPads, many of which have been long-desired by Apple fans. Continue reading iOS 11 Brings Improvements and Innovations to iDevices

Important Update Coming to my.SMU on Monday, June 12, 2017

my.SMU Transformation:  What’s happening?

My.SMUWhen students speak, we are listening!  The journey toward an improved and more powerful experience in my.SMU begins on Monday, June 12, 2017.  We will be upgrading the software platform that powers my.SMU, laying the groundwork which will enable transformative changes and capabilities to the entire interface. Continue reading Important Update Coming to my.SMU on Monday, June 12, 2017

Dr. Michael H. Hites named SMU Chief Information Officer

Reposted from http://www.smu.edu/News/2017/cio-announcement-31may2017

Michael H. Hites, Ph.D.DALLAS (SMU) – Michael H. Hites, Ph.D., an executive with 17 years of experience leading large-scale computing operations for university-based research and innovation, has been named Chief Information Officer at Southern Methodist University. He will begin his new duties effective July 17, 2017. Continue reading Dr. Michael H. Hites named SMU Chief Information Officer

ExamSoft Retires on July 1, 2017.

ExamsoftOver the past few months, Academic Computing Services and your Academic Technology Services Directors (ATSD) have communicated with University faculty that SMU has ended its partnership with ExamSoft as of July 1, 2017. After that date, faculty will not have access to your exams, assessments, or question bank data. We would like to remind you again to retrieve any data or questions from ExamSoft before July 1, 2017. If you need help with this contact your ATSD or the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP. Continue reading ExamSoft Retires on July 1, 2017.