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Summer 2020 Training Opportunities

Learning Starts NowThe past several months have been transformative for all of us here at SMU. OIT is here for you to provide systems and services to make sure life is easier, and we also have classes and resources to further help you succeed! Here is what we have to offer over the summer months:

Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications Continue Online

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we’re taking a load off! Certiport, our certification vendor, now allows us to proctor exams online during this unprecedented time. You can visit smu.edu/mos for more details on getting your study and practice materials.  Space is limited.

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Summer IT Training Sessions

While we are still preparing to resume training sessions this fall, we are able to offer limited webinar sessions as well as the thousands of courses already at your disposal with LinkedIn Learning.

Getting Started with Appspace

Need help getting your area’s digital signage in tip-top shape? This webinar is for you! Learn the basics of accessing and using Appspace, as well as design principles to make your signage look and function its best.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 12 p.m. (Via Zoom)

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To stay up to date on our future training sessions, stay tuned to smu.edu/ittraining.

Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional

Earlier in the spring, faculty and staff from across campus came together to take part in a groundbreaking two-day event. Remote Learning: from Survival to Exceptional provided unique faculty panel discussions, training workshops, and other sessions covering remote teaching topics such as how to foster student interactions, how to deter your students from cheating, and how to organize your online course.

If you missed this event, don’t worry! We have the entire thing recorded and available for you on our website.

LinkedIn Learning

As always, LinkedIn Learning offers free, world-class training 24 hours a day. Whether you want to brush up on your Photoshop skills or learn how to become a better public speaker or programmer, LinkedIn Learning has the courses for you! All students, faculty, and benefits-eligible staff can access this amazing content at no cost. Visit smu.edu/linkedin to log in.

Looking for a place to start? Check out our IT Connect blog for great recommendations on courses!

Have any questions about our upcoming sessions or certifications? Drop us a line at ittraining@smu.edu.

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.