IT Training Opportunities

Summertime and the Learnin’ is Easy: Summer Training Now Available!

Looking to freshen up your skills this summer? We have just what you need! Check out our training courses for Sitecore, MOS certifications, and Canvas LMS, plus Canvas Boot Camp returns this August! Select courses have online options, as well.

IT Training for Staff

Microsoft Office Specialist Info Session for Staff

Did you know that the Office of Information Technology provides free access to Microsoft Office Certification exams to faculty, staff, and students? Consider joining other faculty and staff who are interested in learning a plethora of tips and tricks in their favorite Office application to increase work efficiencies.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore the benefits of receiving an industry-standard certification
  • Understand certification requirements and learn best practices for exam success
  • Get access to study resources

You’ll also have the opportunity to test out a training environment and access a practice exam of your choice!  (Study resources and certification tests are available in Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access Expert, Excel Expert, and Word Expert. More information about the differences between these exams and objectives will be provided during this workshop.)

Monday, June 27, 2022, 10 a.m.

Sitecore for Content Editors

Are you responsible for updating information on existing SMU web pages but don’t know where to start? This session covers the basics of creating a web page from scratch within the Sitecore Content Management System. You will also learn how to work with links, images, and the formatting of existing pages.

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

Academic Technology Training for Faculty

Getting Back to Basics: Canvas Refresher

Let’s make sure your course (and you!) are ready to start the fall term in Canvas. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Import course content;
  • Update imported announcements;
  • Review the syllabus, assignment settings, and Gradebook for alignment;
  • Set up proctoring tools and adjust navigation links; and
  • Check for any broken links

Zoom Workshops

Date: June 16, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
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Date: June 28, 2022 Cancelled.
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
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Date: July 11, 2022
Time: 3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
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Date: July 27, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
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Canvas Boot Camp

OIT Canvas Boot Camp LIVE
The Canvas Boot Camp returns this August. Whether you’re looking for a quick refresher or are using Canvas for the first time, our Canvas Boot Camp sessions are sure to have the info you need to start the semester off right! Find out more at

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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.