Ready to learn a new technical skill this year? There’s no better time to start than now, with Spring 2019 packed with OIT training courses for all kinds of software and services!
Tech Tip Tuesdays
For three Tuesdays (and one Wednesday) in January, we will be presenting 30-minute webinars with quick and easy tips on how to utilize popular tools available to you at SMU.
Part 1, January 15, 10 a.m.: Learners will become familiar with common functions within Microsoft Outlook along with non-technical habits that can minimize administrative overhead in their everyday work.
Part 2, Wednesday, January 16, 10 a.m.: This course includes more advanced functions within Microsoft Outlook that can reduce manual e-mail management tasks and improve organization of large mailboxes.
January 22, 10 a.m.: Find out how to take advantage of the Lyris ListManager, list.smu.edu, for your campus communications and email marketing. We discuss setting up a list, importing new members, creating personalized email content, and more.
January 29, 10 a.m.: Frequently work within Canvas courses? Find out handy tips and tricks from the Canvas administrators themselves in this quick showcase.
As always, OIT offers a selection of in-person courses each semester for commonly used software and services. Here’s what’s on offer for the spring! Register at smu.edu/ittraining.
|February 12||Adobe Acrobat Basics|
|February 27||Empowering Your Teams with LinkedIn Learning|
|March 5||Sitecore Basics for Content Editors|
|March 19||Working with Box: Cloud Storage Made Easy|
|March 20||DocuSign: Using Digital Signatures|
|April 16||An Introduction to Wiki.SMU|
|April 22||Advanced Sitecore|
|April 30||Adobe Acrobat Accessibility|
|May 7||Working with Pivot Tables & Formulas in Excel|
|May 17||DocuSign: Using Digital Signatures|
Training Anytime: LinkedIn Learning
After many years of helping people around the world with technical skills and professional development, Lynda is taking a well-earned retirement! Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning, with all of the high-quality content you’ve come to expect coupled with the social networking features of LinkedIn.
All students, faculty, and staff have full access to LinkedIn Learning beginning Friday, January 11, 2019, so visit smu.edu/linkedin to give it a try!
If you have any concerns about connecting your LinkedIn profile, if SMU will have access to view your LinkedIn activity, or bringing your history from Lynda.com, please see the FAQs about the LinkedIn Learning Upgrade.
Watch and Win with LinkedIn Learning
Our Watch and Win with LinkedIn Learning Contest will run from January 14, 2019, to February 14, 2019. To enter just watch at least one LinkedIn Learning video for a chance to win an Apple TV 4K and other cool LinkedIn items.