Whether you are a student studying long into the night or you’re working a regular 9-to-5, screens are pretty much unavoidable. Be it on a computer, smartphone, or TV, we can spend hours staring into voids of brightness. Sure, screens and the technology attached to them are an integral part of our lives, but we also have to remain aware of how extended viewing can affect our vision.
Dr. Jennifer Culver is an Academic Technology Service Director for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development here at SMU. An Academic Technology Service Director (ATSD) serves as the liaison between academics and the Office of Information Technology, ensuring that faculty and student’s technology needs are met. I recently sat down with Dr. Culver to probe her on a recent trip she took with Dr. Robert Hunt, where she was able to share her passion for technology use within the classroom throughout the Phillippines. Continue reading SMU Instructional Technology Spreads Digital Tools in Asia
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, OIT will implement two-factor authentication for all SMU sponsored accounts accessing my.SMU. This change includes Kelly Services employees, sponsored instructors, and student worker W Accounts. Two-factor authentication utilizes a solution from Duo Security called Duo Mobile. Continue reading Duo Security Coming to my.SMU for Sponsored Accounts
Sunday, June 24, 2019, was an important day in our journey towards an improved user experience for AdminImages.SMU. – also known by some as ImageNow, Perceptive Content, Hyland Software, Kofax, and Perceptive. Over the weekend, a team of specialists upgraded the AdminImages.SMU server with the latest version of Perceptive Content, the underlying software that powers the electronic document storage and retrieval system. Continue reading Improved Web Experience Coming Soon to AdminImages.SMU
Every month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas.This month, we cover new calculator functions, the ability to use scientific notation for quiz responses, and accommodations being allowed on an assessment-level basis. Plus, there are improvements to DocViewer and new opportunities to vote on improvements from the Canvas Community. Continue reading Canvas Corner: June 2019 Edition