Update Your Personal Computers and Devices Running Windows 7

No Windows 7We’ve mentioned multiple times that Windows 7 will reach its support end-of-life date on January 14, 2020, and we have been making progress on upgrading all of our PCs at SMU to Windows 10.

While that’s good for us on campus, what about our personal computers at home? For those devices, you’re on your own, but here are a few tips for you if you are still running Windows 7 at home and are ready to upgrade.

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Spring 2020 Training Opportunities for Faculty & Staff

New semesters always means new opportunities to take part in one of our many training sessions.

Along with our usual catalog of training courses, our Academic Technology Service Directors will also be providing faculty-focused training sessions for all kinds of systems and services to improve your skills in Canvas course design, Microsoft Teams, Qualtrics, and even open labs to tackle all of your burning academic tech questions. For more information on faculty courses, check out our calendar!

Also, here’s a sampling of staff-focused courses. Continue reading Spring 2020 Training Opportunities for Faculty & Staff

Setting the Cornerstone: Sitecore Design Upgrades Continue

Sitecore LogoIf you work within Sitecore, SMU’s Content Management System for the web, you’ve probably heard about new design templates being designed and implemented across all SMU web pages to improve the look and feel of our web presence as well as improving accessibility for those using assistive technologies. We’d like to provide you with an update on how the conversion to these new “Cornerstone” templates is going! Continue reading Setting the Cornerstone: Sitecore Design Upgrades Continue

Panopto Available for Simple, Powerful Video Capture and Sharing

Panopto LogoWhile Kaltura has served us for a few years as our primary video capture and storage solution within Canvas, other services have since stood out from the crowd in the competitive video collaboration space, such as Panopto and other. After evaluating several solutions, it was found that Panopto provides closer integration to your Canvas courses, better recording tools, and even more ways to make your videos engaging with actionable content that can be graded and managed like any other assignment. The Panopto will replace Kaltura entirely at the end of Spring 2020.

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Phishing E-mail Simulations Coming Soon for Faculty

AnitPhish (Anti-Phishing Campaign)Phishing attempts – those e-mail messages that try to lure you into revealing personal info like passwords and financial information – seem to get more clever by the day.

Over the past few years, SMU has worked to make people more aware of these phishing attempts by sending simulated phishing emails. Continue reading Phishing E-mail Simulations Coming Soon for Faculty