Canvas Integrations Request Process Gets Update

Canvas LogoThose familiar with the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) and LTIs will be excited to know that OIT’s Academic Technology Operations team has recently improved the request process and service page to improve transparency with the SMU community.  While in the past, many extensions to Canvas have been handled by LTI, they are not the only way to extend functionality. Since not all integrations are LTIs, these set of tools will now be referred to as Canvas Integrations, basically, the external software tools through which platforms like Canvas offer additional instructional functionality and share verifiable personal data about LMS users with external software vendors, such as Zoom or Panopto. Continue reading Canvas Integrations Request Process Gets Update

Research and Data Science Services Launch NVIDIA DLI Workshops

NVIDIA Deep Learning InstituteOIT’s Research and Data Science Services Team, in coordination with NVIDIA and Center for Research Computing, is offering two new free NVIDIA DLI workshops to the SMU community. These all-day workshops will provide the foundations for using multiple GPUs on a single computer with Nvidia CUDA and how to speed up data engineering tasks using GPUs. In addition, those who successfully complete the workshop assessment will receive an NVIDIA DLI certificate.

All workshops are in Ford Hall 124 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A personal laptop and registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Continue reading Research and Data Science Services Launch NVIDIA DLI Workshops

Fall 2022 Security Report Now Available

Top 10 Online ScamsOur latest edition of the OIT Quarterly Security Update is now available to the SMU community.

This issue is dedicated to online scams. We all have seen many of them of late—let’s find out how we can stay safe. Also, we look at how cybercriminals are using persuasion and influence to get you to do what they want. You can find all this and more in our latest update. Continue reading Fall 2022 Security Report Now Available

The Future of Web Editing on Campus Arrives Next Week

Sitecore LogoAfter months of work and testing, the OIT Web Team will be upgrading our instance of Sitecore, SMU’s Content Management System for the web, to version 10. This upgrade will lay the foundation for new features and possibilities in the tool for the next several years. Continue reading The Future of Web Editing on Campus Arrives Next Week