Navigating Academic Requirements: New Tools for Understanding Degree Progress Reports

Two students looking at materials on a laptop.The Registrar’s Office and OIT recently partnered to create new trainings on how to understand both the Degree Progress Report and the Degree Progress Report (DPR) Summary features that are available in my.SMU. These trainings, along with a new explainer video for students, will aid conversations as students navigate their academic requirements. Continue reading Navigating Academic Requirements: New Tools for Understanding Degree Progress Reports

Streamlining Communication: SMU’s Journey to Microsoft Teams

The mono version of the Jabra Evolve2 40.In the fall, we announced that this year, SMU employees will receive Microsoft Teams headsets to replace their phones unless specifically requested. This transition is essential as Microsoft Teams will replace Skype for Business.

Why is it critical that we transition from Skype to Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft has Continue reading Streamlining Communication: SMU’s Journey to Microsoft Teams

Collaborative Efforts to Implement New Veteran Status Self-Identification Page in my.SMU

Veteran saluting in silhouetteDuring the latest enrollment process, students gained the ability to self-report their veteran status, thanks to a recent update implemented in my.SMU. Previously, SMU only collected data for students who requested to use VA benefits, resulting in an inability to capture veteran data accurately for those not using their benefits. Continue reading Collaborative Efforts to Implement New Veteran Status Self-Identification Page in my.SMU

 Microsoft Outlook & Teams: Exploring the Pros and Cons of New Features – To Stay or Go?

Microsoft 365 Outlook IconNot long ago, the new Outlook for Mac was introduced, causing some pain points for users. Recently, Microsoft made additional enhancements, prompting users to explore the new Outlook for Windows and Microsoft 365 Teams Iconnew Teams, which is available on both Mac and Windows. When a product is in beta status, it’s important to examine the features and assess options before making the switch. Continue reading  Microsoft Outlook & Teams: Exploring the Pros and Cons of New Features – To Stay or Go?