Keep Working: Online Meeting Etiquette

This is part three of our “Working from Home Essentials” series, transcribed from the “Working from Home Essentials” webinar hosted in March 2020.

In this post, let us talk about online meeting etiquette because it is always a fun one. There are a ton of memes and very funny videos about online conference calls and some of the behaviors that you may observe. We will take a moment and look at a few online etiquette, or netiquette, tips because it is a little bit different meeting online than in-person.

Rachel Mulry on Zoom MeetingOur first one is to be mindful of our video feed. I usually turn on my webcam because I think it is essential to make that connection, but you will want to be cognizant of how you dress. I know if we are working from home, we might be a little bit more Continue reading Keep Working: Online Meeting Etiquette

Keep Working: Tips for Telecommuting

This is part two of our “Working from Home Essentials” series, transcribed from the “Working from Home Essentials” webinar hosted in March 2020.

I thought in this post that we would cover a few tips for telecommuting since this is a new world for many of you. I was fortunate to have done telecommuting a long time ago back in 2001 – before iPads and smartphones – so, I thought I would give you a few tips as you navigate the world of remote work.  Continue reading Keep Working: Tips for Telecommuting

Keep Working: Setting Up Your Home Office

This is part one of our “Working from Home Essentials” series, transcribed from the “Working from Home Essentials” webinar hosted in March 2020.

First of all, I want to say thank you! I know everyone is doing some heroics these days to continue supporting our campus and our community, so thank you for all you are doing and know that it is very much appreciated.

Work from Home iconIn this blog post, we are going to go through a couple of different things about working from home or working remotely. I know our situation now is a little bit different than your normal telecommuting situation. Many of us will have children and spouses in the house as well, so that adds some complications. Hopefully, you’ll find some useful information today on the equipment that you need and the different resources that we have available to you. Continue reading Keep Working: Setting Up Your Home Office

Keep Learning: Technology Resources

Keyboard with button labeled "Learn"As you continue your academic studies in a new format, please know that we are here to support you. There have been many changes in the past few days to provide you with the necessary software and services from your current location.

Remember, if you have any technology issues that impact your ability to participate in a class or complete assignments, you need to communicate with your faculty early and reach out to the IT Help Desk to assist. Continue reading Keep Learning: Technology Resources

Keep Working: Technology Support and Accessing Campus Resources

As the majority of SMU Faculty and Staff begin working from remote locations tomorrow, we wanted to highlight several resources that might be helpful.

Accessing your office computer

VPNIf you need to remotely access your office computer, you must first make some modifications to that computer.  If you have not done this prior to today, the IT Help Desk will be Continue reading Keep Working: Technology Support and Accessing Campus Resources