Academic Technologies Offers New Training This Fall

OIT’s Academic Technology Services offers several training opportunities for SMU faculty throughout the year. This fall, they will be offering several sessions on using Canvas LMS, an introduction to Microsoft Teams, helpful tips on using academic tools, and even an open lab to get all of your questions answered. Except for those offered through Zoom, no registration is required and walk-ins welcome.

Course Date Start Time Location
Intro to SharePoint: An Online Collaboration Tool 8/28/19 2 p.m. Zoom: Register
Nearpod 101: The Basics 8/29/19 10 a.m. Zoom: Register
Canvas Outcomes: What You Need to Know 8/29/19 1 p.m. Dedman Life Sciences 111
Canvas: Assignment Groups and Gradebook 9/9/19 9 a.m. Harold Simmons 319
Linux User Group Meeting 9/9/19 11:30 a.m. Junkins 110
Introduction to Microsoft Teams 9/9/19 4 p.m. Zoom: Register
Academic Technology Open Lab 9/11/19 10 a.m. Storey Faculty Reading Room
Complete Guide to Zoom 9/11/19 2 p.m. Zoom: Register
Polling Tools 9/12/19 9:30 a.m. Zoom: Register
Canvas Grades: What You Need to Know 9/18/19 1 p.m. Dedman Life Sciences 111
PlayPosit: Make Interactions in Your Video 9/18/19 4 p.m. Annette Simmons 218
Intro to SharePoint: An Online Collaboration Tool 9/19/19 10 a.m. Zoom: Register
Microsoft Teams: Maximizing the Planner 9/19/19 1 p.m. Zoom: Register
Qualtrics 101: The Basics 9/23/19 1 p.m. Zoom: Register
Qualtrics Users Group: Customizing Reports 9/24/19 12 p.m. Harold Simmons 319
Canvas: Create Dynamic Discussions 9/24/19 3 p.m. Zoom: Register
Canvas: Modules and Organization 9/30/19 3 p.m. Zoom: Register

Here is just a sampling of the courses offered. For a complete list, including alternate dates and time, please visit

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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