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Author: Zach Peterson
Zach is an IT Training Specialist at SMU. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.
They’re baaaack! Do you need help creating a new page or editing an existing one? Feeling stumped by widgets, forms, or something else? Want to know more about a feature or function in Sitecore?
Drop in at any of these Sitecore Clinics for a little one-on-one support with those questions or ones of your own answered by SMU’s Sitecore administrators and specialists. No registration is required, so just bring yourself and your questions! Read on for dates and locations.
Did you know that SMU has its own wiki system that allows you to view and edit pages much like on Wikipedia? Find out more about how this system works and how to use it for your own needs in this installment of the OIT Quick Tip!
While you may already know how to make PDF files in a jiffy, have you ever wondered if your documents were easily readable by those who use assistive technologies with their devices? Be it a software screen reader, a braille interpreter, or some other system, it is important to keep these in mind when creating a PDF. In this video tutorial, you will learn how to get started with Adobe Acrobat’s built-in accessibility settings that can quickly make your new and existing documents readable to as many people as possible. Continue reading Making PDF Files Accessible Starter Kit
The OIT Academic Technology Services is excited to announce the formation of a new Linux User Group (LUG) for SMU. Starting this September October, the LUG will be open to any campus community members who share an interest in the Linux operating system, free and open source software and other related topics—both technical and non-technical. Continue reading SMU Linux User Group Arriving in October
Kaltura has been hard at work releasing new features to their already robust video capture platform. We recently let you know about the new features in video quizzes. Now, an entirely new video capture application is replacing the previous software, CaptureSpace.
Kaltura Capture is a complete revamp of the application. Like the old CaptureSpace, Capture can record multiple video inputs like a webcam and your computer monitor, but now setting everything up is easier than ever. Select what you want to record, and click the big red record button. That’s it!
Once you’re done recording, uploading to Canvas is a snap. The Kaltura interface within Canvas has been improved as well, with more editing features that make it behave more like mainstream video editing software like Camtasia or iMovie. Once you have edited your work, placing the video in your Canvas courses is just like before.
Ready to get started? Just go to your My Media page in Canvas and click on Add New, then click Kaltura Capture in the menu that appears. You will then have the option to download the new Capture software for Windows or Mac. If you have any questions, let the Help Desk or your ATSD know!
Late last month, OIT’s two intrepid Canvas administrators, Steve Snider and Cassidy Porter, traveled to Keystone, Colorado for the annual InstructureCon conference. At this meeting of the minds, the creators of Canvas share the latest and greatest features to educators and IT administrators alike. There were a lot of interesting developments this year, and Cassidy and Steve have brought back a few to talk about!