Students, join us on January 24th to celebrate Lynda (dot-com) Weinman’s birthday!
Next Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. come by the Collaborative Commons (adjacent to Starbucks) in Fondren Library to enjoy cake, giveaways, and find out about all of the knowledge that Lynda.com has to offer. Continue reading Lynda Birthday Bash Returns January 24th
A recent upgrade of the Wiki.SMU system has introduced helpful new features to the platform. However, some features can get a little annoying. One of these is the daily email for “Recommended Updates” where Wiki.SMU sends you a report on recently updated articles. Continue reading Quick Tip: Change Email Notification Settings in Wiki.SMU
Have a question or two about using Sitecore?
Do you need help creating a new page or editing an existing one? Feeling stumped by widgets, forms, or something else? Want to learn more about Sitecore in general, but don’t have time for an entire class?
Drop in at any of these Sitecore Clinics for a little one-on-one support with those questions or ones of your own. Continue reading Sitecore Clinics Return January 11, 2018.
As we all return to our work and studies in this new year, it’s always a good idea to take a step back and see if there is any way to make things easier on yourself in 2018. If your computer hasn’t been making things easy on you lately, here are a few tips on getting your system ready for the year ahead.
Continue reading New Year, Like-New PC! Cleaning your PC for 2018
UPDATE 01/08/2017: The Sitecore Update was rolled back to the previous version due to performance issues. The Web Team is working with the vendor to investigate the issue and The upgrade will be rescheduled for a later date.
On Monday, January 8, 2017, OIT will be upgrading the Sitecore Web Content System to version 8.2.5. The authoring environment will be unavailable from Friday, January 5, 2018, starting at 8 p.m. CST to Monday, January 8, 2018, at 12 p.m. CST. Continue reading Sitecore to be Upgraded Starting on January 5, 2018
As we close out the 2017 calendar year, we look back at recent successes with MOS Certifications, classroom updates, and new Canvas features. We also look forward to next year with our OIT Winter Projects, IT Help Desk Hours, and Boot Camp & SAS installations, plus much more.
Continue reading OIT Technology News: Winter 2017 Edition
As the year comes to a close, we can look back over a year of great progress for OIT and the University as a whole. Over the Winter break, OIT’s work will continue on projects to enhance systems and services geared towards the success of the campus community. In this summary, we would like to present to you some of the major projects that have been achieved this year as well as the initiatives that are still being worked on now and in the coming year. Continue reading OIT Winter Project Roundup 2017
Starting December 14, 2017, the IT Help Desk will move to Winter hours. Our weekday hours will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and the IT Help Desk will be closed on weekends until the weekend of January 20, 2018. Continue reading IT Help Desk Winter Hours 2017–2018
UPDATE: This service is now available.
Have a course this semester that requires Microsoft Excel or SAS? Students are eligible to download SAS, SAS JMP, and Mathematica free of charge under our campus agreement. Starting in Spring 2018, the IT Help Desk will provide a more convenient way for students to request help installing essential software on their personal computers. Continue reading Coming Soon: Boot Camp & SAS Installation by Appointment
SMU’s Microsoft Office Certification pilot program, which was announced late September, has proved to be quite successful in a short period. In approximately ten weeks, 88 participants achieved 93 Microsoft Office Specialist certifications. Although December exams are still in flight, over 160 certifications have been issued to date with Microsoft Excel comprising 75% of the exams completed through November. Continue reading Fall 2017 Office Certification Pilot Progress Report