Announcing a New Vendor Platform (Vector Solutions) for SMU Employee Required On-line Training Modules

Vector Solutions recently purchased Everfi and their Foundry platform necessitating a transition to the Vector Platform

HR and OIT have been working for several months to prepare for the transition to a new vendor platform for the employee required training on the following topics:

  • Harassment and Discrimination Prevention
  • Youth Protection under the Program for the Protection of Minors
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • FERPA for those requiring access to student record date in PeopleSoft for the work role.

Preparations are completed and the transition to Vector will occur in the coming days.

What does the transition mean to SMU employees?

If you are current on your assigned training, you will not be required to do anything until you receive an email from Vector announcing you have a training assignment either a first-time assignment or a scheduled refresh assignment.  Following are the refresh schedules for each training topic:

  • Harassment and Discrimination Prevention – every 3 years
  • Youth Protection under the Program for the Protection of Minors – every 2 years
  • Data Security and Privacy – no refresh
  • FERPA- every 3 years

If you have a current incomplete assignment with the previous vendor, whether you have made forward progress in the course or not, the assignment will be re-created in the Vector platform.

How will I access my training in the new Vector platform?

Upon creation of new or refresh assignments, you will receive an email from the Vector platform announcing your assignment is available.  You may click on the link in that email to enter your SMU SSO credentials (SMU ID and password) and follow the instructions from there to access the training.

You may view your Vector dashboard at any time by entering the following into a browser window:

You may also view your training assignments and completions in my.SMU>Learning & Development>View Training Summary.  Status will be indicated as Enrolled or Completed.

The IT Training Team has created a short video with information on accessing the new platform and viewing your training modules.  You may view it here:

After the transition is complete, you should direct your questions to the OIT Help Desk at or 8-2194.









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