SMU Departmental Directory Moves Online

Departmental DirectoryIn addition to the employee directory that was recently published, the University now has added a new mobile-friendly web page for the departmental directory.

The new Departmental Directory page features a responsive search. Simply enter the first few letters of the area or division you are looking for to retrieve your results instantly. Continue reading SMU Departmental Directory Moves Online

Over 900 Mustangs are Microsoft Office Certified!

Microsoft Office Specialist LogoThe Microsoft Certification program has concluded another successful year. The program, which has moved out of pilot and recently received permanent funding, issued 477 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications to faculty, staff and students during this fiscal year. Since its inception, 920 certifications have been awarded. Continue reading Over 900 Mustangs are Microsoft Office Certified!

SMU Phone Replacement: What Lies Ahead

In this post, we wanted to take a moment to update the SMU community on the phone replacement project by giving you a glimpse of some of the new features faculty and staff can expect.

OIT employees will first pilot the phones to troubleshoot any technical issues, validate deployment processes, and ensure quality training materials are available to the campus at launch. Deployments are scheduled to begin this summer.

A new Campus Phone Services web page is available as we ramp up for the phone deployment. This site, smu.edu/phone, will contain training materials and FAQs regarding the new campus phone system. For project information and timeline please visit the phone replacement project page.

 

 

 

Learn in Your Language with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning has recently rolled out a new feature that is sure to make non-native English speakers happy. Now, you can change the language preference to retrieve course content in six other languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese). While not all courses are available there is still quite a collection to choose from.

Choosing language options in LinkedIn learning. Continue reading Learn in Your Language with LinkedIn Learning

Phone Replacement Project Update: Winter 2019

InteCom ITE Phone
One of the old phones to be replaced.

Progress continues on the Phone Replacement project.  This project replaces all of the faculty and staff phones throughout SMU and is comprised of multiple stages.  Although the project will not be completed until 2020, much of the preliminary work is occurring now, and we will schedule several pilot phone installations this summer. Following is the current status of each stage. Continue reading Phone Replacement Project Update: Winter 2019