Over 2K Learned from Lynda

Lynda.comDuring 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

Enhancing Your Presentations with PowerPoint & Sway

Enhancing Your Presentations through PowerPoint & Sway

Students,

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.
Cost: FREE

Register 

Sitecore Office Hours to Get the Sitecore Help You Need.

Sitecore Clinic

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.

IT Training Announces New Courses for Spring 2017

IT TrainingOIT will be offering over dozen instructor-led workshops and webinars this semester. New IT Training courses include Adobe Acrobat Essentials, Mastering Digital Notetaking with OneNote, and Using Powerpoint & Sway. Another new addition is the Sitecore Office Hours. Sitecore users can come by and get one-on-one assistance with their questions regarding the web content editor. Continue reading IT Training Announces New Courses for Spring 2017

Canvas at SMU: A New Era of Course Management

Canvas LMS LogoAs we begin the 2016-2017 academic year, Southern Methodist University begins a new era of course management. Consistent with the announcement and transition plan set forth in last August’s message to faculty from the Office of the Provost, Canvas has been transitioned into the sole course management system for university courses of record. If you haven’t heard by now, Canvas is a cloud-based course management system which offers a modern interface designed to better support the increased teaching and learning demands of higher education in functions such as blended learning, “flipping classrooms,” and providing a more robust overall foundation for current and future online education and distance learning activities. Continue reading Canvas at SMU: A New Era of Course Management

Save the Date: Canvas Boot Camp – August 16, 17 & 18

OIT Canvas Boot CampThis August the Academic Technology team and IT Training have partnered to arm faculty and staff with Canvas instruction and resources during a two days for a Canvas Boot Camp. These workshops have been created to answer those critical questions instructors may have at the onset of a new semester.

You may be asking yourself, “What methods of communication does Canvas offer?” “Can I create online tests?” “How can I track what files my student have accessed?” “How do I use the Grade book?” and even, “Where do I go for help?” It might be a little overwhelming, but don’t worry. All these questions and more will be answered during the Canvas Boot Camp.

Registration is not required to these drop-in sessions. However, seating is limited and we will be accommodating those on a first-come-first-served basis. Can’t make it to Canvas during the day? Consider joining us for Canvas Nights!

Canvas Boot Camp sessions include: Continue reading Save the Date: Canvas Boot Camp – August 16, 17 & 18