It is that time of year when new faculty and students come to campus wanting to take advantage of all that SMU has to offer. Many will come with experiences using different software and tools than those found on campus. While we are not a Google for Education school or use Dropbox Education, we have other solutions that will meet those needs.
We have created a cheat sheet of popular tools and software with their SMU equivalent. We also have a service catalog page showcasing the vast array of computing and technology services available for you, plus resources for students, faculty, and staff. The page notes our solutions by category, or you can scroll through the over 80 items in our A to Z list at smu.edu/itservices.
|Popular Titles(s)||SMU Preferred Solution(s)|
|DropBox, Cloud Storage||Box|
|Slack, G Suite||Microsoft Teams|
|Gmail||Office 365 Mail, Outlook|
|Google Docs||Office 365, Box|
|Instant Messaging (IM)||Skype for Business|
|Sharepoint||SMU365 (Sharepoint Online)|
|Survey Monkey, WuFoo||Qualtrics, Forms for Teams|
|WebEx, BlueJeans, GoToWebinar||Zoom, Skype for Business|
|Wikipedia||Wiki.SMU (Atlassian Confluence)|
|WordPress.com, Tumblr||Blog.SMU (CampusPress), People.SMU|
If you have any questions about using these tools or about one that is not listed here, as this is not a complete list, please feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP (8-4357) or firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be happy to get you started.