Microsoft Patches PrintNightmare Exploit of Windows Printing Services

PrintNightmareLast week, a new Windows security vulnerability, called PrintNightmare, that uses printing services to gain administrative access to PCs was reported. Yesterday, Microsoft provided a patch for this vulnerability which has been deployed to University-owned computers. Continue reading Microsoft Patches PrintNightmare Exploit of Windows Printing Services

SMU Pilots Gradescope To Add Testing/Grading Features to Canvas

GradescopeSoon, SMU is launching a pilot to provide testing/grading features to Canvas that it doesn’t have natively. This Canvas-integrated cloud system called Gradescope, we will be fully enabled within Canvas. OIT is hosting an interactive training session next Wednesday to help faculty get started. The Gradescope tool is especially valuable for disciplines that rely on submitting equations, programming codes, and the like. Continue reading SMU Pilots Gradescope To Add Testing/Grading Features to Canvas

Adobe Education Announces Events for Summer

Adobe LogoWith summer in full force, Adobe is offering several opportunities for students and faculty to grow creatively. SMU students have the opportunity to join a new Creative Jam with Ring and could win some swag, including a 30-minute coaching session with a Ring team member. There is also a live panel discussion on achieving, creating, and leading through education. Last but not least, the global Adobe for Education Summit will help faculty with skills for digital literacy and empower the student learning experience. Continue reading Adobe Education Announces Events for Summer

Science Says Your Brain Needs Breaks… To Nobody’s Surprise

Probably not a surprise to anyone doing back-to-back meetings of late, research has proved your brain needs breaks.

This research overseen by Microsoft’s Human Factors Engineering group is well worth the read. Still, if you don’t have time to take a break and read it, the main takeaway is that breaks are essential to make the transitions between meetings less stressful for employees. It doesn’t take much, even five minutes, for them to reset. Continue reading Science Says Your Brain Needs Breaks… To Nobody’s Surprise