Nominate An SMU Cybersecurity Superhero!

Cybersecurity Superheroes

SMU is searching for Cybersecurity Superheroes and we need your help to find them!  They may look like a mild-mannered SMU employee, but in the last 12 months, they’ve donned their capes and thwarted cybervillains big and small. They’ve gone back to their everyday lives, but we want to let them know we remember them! Continue reading

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Save the Date: OIT Security Showdown

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In conjunction with National Security Awareness Month in October, OIT will be hosting a Security Showdown on Friday, October 21st from 12-3. Join us for tips, tricks, and learn how to better protect yourself and the University. We will offer mini sessions on security topics, prize drawings, and much much more. Continue reading

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Canvas Corner: Dashboard Images, Calendar Edits, and Live Captioning

Canvas LMS LogoIn Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements in Canvas. This month, we will cover using images on your Dashboard, making changes to calendar events, and live captioning in conferences. Continue reading

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IT Training: Sitecore, Qualtrics, and Training On-Demand

IT TrainingOIT Training Team will be offering new training for Sitecore and Qualtrics this fall, plus hosting an overview of the Network Storage options. Also, we would like to remind you of the value of Lynda.com and the availability of Training On-Demand. Continue reading

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Online Training Now Available for ePAF

We recently partnered with Payroll to create online training for ePAF’s. If you were unable to attend the initial training sessions that Payroll offered you may now access online training at your convenience.  Continue reading

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OIT’s Training On-Demand

OIT Training On-DemandLast school year, the OIT Training Team offered over 150 classes and webinars to hundreds in the SMU community. We work hard to provide a variety of times and days for our training but understand, even with our best efforts, we cannot make the time fit with everyone’s schedule. We would like to take this time to remind you of the courses we have available as part of our Training On-Demand. Continue reading

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Lynda Helps Staff Sharpen Skills

lynda.comIt’s been almost a year since SMU began offering Lynda.com’s full library of learning courses to students, faculty, and staff. In that year, over 1,200 people have taken advantage of this enormous benefit to the campus. One of the largest groups that have taken courses through lynda.com has been staff members. We’ve touched base with a few of our colleagues across the University to see what they’ve thought about their experiences with lynda.com. Continue reading

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Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile with Lynda

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The Office of Information Technology was pleased to be part of last night’s Hegi Family Career Development Center All Majors Career & Internship Fair.  As we continue to promote our campus license for lynda.com (a leading online learning platform), don’t forget that once you complete a course, you can capitalize on that to enhance your LinkedIn profile. This is an excellent way to showcase your hands-on experience and practical knowledge of a skill set you’ve acquired. Continue reading

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SMU Employees Now Able to Opt Out of Campus Mailings

One of the most popular topics on Operational Excellence comments form is the desire to reduce the volume of printed materials in campus mailboxes. In response to those requests, the Office of Information Technology, Human Resources and SMU Mail Direct have worked together to devise a new opt-out solution for these campus mailings. Starting today, SMU faculty and staff can choose to stop receiving promotional brochures, flyers, invitations, and other printed mail from campus departments. Continue reading

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Appspace switchover starts today (09/06/2016)

Appspace logoAs a reminder, our switchover to the new Appspace (formerly known as Nexus On-Demand) server for the campus digital signs begins this week. You may notice the team in the windows environment doing the manual updates to your digital sign. Unfortunately, these changes cannot be completed behind the scenes. Feel free to switch off your digital sign(s) for the day if this will be an issue. Your scheduled day for the switch can be found at blog.smu.edu/itconnect/2016/09/02/appspace-v5-8-now-available-digital-signage/ Continue reading

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