New Summer IT Training Offerings

IT Training

Two new full-day Canvas Boot Camps, the new Sitecore 8.1 classes, and Using Appspace for Campus Signage are just some of the offerings for summertime learning.

Summertime Learning with Lynda

Lynda.comSummer offers the perfect time to enrich yourself with some summertime learning. With lyndaCampus, you have access to the leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Here are a few suggested tutorials to learn some new skills, grow professionally, or just have some fun.

New Canvas Trainings & Boot Camp

Canvas We are now a 100% Canvas campus. Get up and running with the Canvas LMS. We have walk-in sessions will introduce you to the Canvas interface, creating course content, customizing your course’s look and feel, plus assignment grading. Find the full schedule on the IT Training page.

We are also offering two new full-day Canvas Boot Camps on Tuesday, August 16th and Wednesday, August 17th. These Boot Camps cover the basics of Canvas, setting up your course with assignments and managing the grade book. In the afternoon, we will focus on modules, quizzes and have some open lab time for any other questions and hands-on assistance. See the complete schedule on the IT Training page.

Sitecore 8.1 is Live

SitecoreWe are offering several courses in using the newly upgraded Sitecore 8.1, starting with a “What’s New in Sitecore 8.1.”

What’s new in Sitecore 8.1?
Monday, June 27 at 2:30 – 3:00 PM

Sitecore Basics
Monday, August 1 at 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Advanced Sitecore
Thursday, August 4 at 1:00 – 3:00 PM

To register for the webinar or in-person training, please visit the IT Training page.

Appspace Digital Signage

Appspace (formerly Nexus On-Demand) is our digital signage solution. We are currently installing the latest version of the software on a new server. Get up and running with our webinar “Using Appspace for Campus Signage.” We will cover the basics of using Appspace, creating a new app, uploading files, and pulling in live content.

Using Appspace for Campus Signage
Thursday, July 7 at 11:00 – 12:00 PM

To register for the webinar, please visit the IT Training page.


Office of Information Technology

smu.edu/ittraining  | 214.768.1824 |  ittraining@smu.edu

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is the IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He started at SMU in 1996 and, for much of his career at the University, had managed the SMU STAR Program before joining the Training & Communications Team in 2015. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family. You can see examples of when the two collide at ianaberle.com.