Interactive Tips for Zoom with Diane Gifford

Diane GiffordDr. Diane Gifford is a clinical assistant professor in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. On May 12, 2020, Diane participated in SMU’s Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional series with a session on Interactive Synchronous Tips. During the action-packed workshop, Diane provided attendees with tips and tricks for faculty to help keep students highly engaged and connected when presenting remotely with Zoom. Continue reading Interactive Tips for Zoom with Diane Gifford

Organizing Your Online Canvas Course with Christina Churchill

Christina ChurchillAs part of the Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional series, Christina Churchill, Academic Technology Directory for the Cox School of Business, shared her insights on Organizing Your Online Course. This workshop introduced SMU’s expectations for minimal requirements in Canvas as well as learning theories and best practices for presenting online course content.

“The goal of designing a course is Continue reading Organizing Your Online Canvas Course with Christina Churchill

Team Up! Microsoft Teams Makes it Simple.

Microsoft Teams Logo without TextLast spring, we rolled out Microsoft Teams to campus. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, now is a great time under our new “essential personnel only” mandates for SMU.

Microsoft Teams provides individuals a customizable workspace with access to many of your essential items in one interface. MS Teams can be used to create a collaborative team workspace for workgroups to organize projects, host different channels for various topics, chat with colleagues or classmates, and even easily retrieve documents filed in One Drive or Box without ever leaving the Teams application! Continue reading Team Up! Microsoft Teams Makes it Simple.

SMU Phone Replacement Project Underway

Phone IconSince the beginning of the year, OIT has begun deploying phones to the campus. With over 3,000 phones to deploy throughout SMU, we have a robust project team combining efforts of both staff and students. As of the 2nd week of February, we have deployed 654 phones since the project kicked off. The completion of this project is scheduled to conclude by June 30, 2020.

If you haven’t yet received your new AudioCodes 445HD phone, we’ve included a sneak peek of some of the features you should expect. Continue reading SMU Phone Replacement Project Underway

Office 2019 Certification Exams Available

Microsoft Office Specialist LogoCertiport recently released the new Microsoft Office 2019 exams, and we are excited to announce they are now available options for certification on campus, except for Outlook and Access Expert. Outlook and Access Expert exams will be released later this spring and will complete the Office 2019 exam offerings. As of January 13, 2020, we will no longer be offering the Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist (MOS) Certification tests. Continue reading Office 2019 Certification Exams Available