Easy Mobile Canvas Communications with Canvas Teacher App

Canvas Teacher Especially during emergencies, maintaining regular communications with students is extremely critical. Over the last few days, faculty and students alike have faced challenges in sustaining sufficient power for the reliable use of laptops and computers. Please take advantage of the free Canvas Teacher app, which allows for sending easy mobile announcements to your course from a mobile device. While most students frequently check into Canvas through the Canvas Student mobile app, the Canvas Teacher app is currently used far less by faculty. Continue reading Easy Mobile Canvas Communications with Canvas Teacher App

Important Notice about Power Outages and Campus Computers

power surgeAs recently reported by local news outlets, there is an extremely high likelihood of electrical fluctuations “brownouts” or full electrical outages that might occur due to extraordinary strain on area electrical grids due to increased demand during current severe weather.

All sensitive technology equipment should be powered down and unplugged as possible. Continue reading Important Notice about Power Outages and Campus Computers

New Student Dashboard Simplifies my.SMU Tasks

My.SMUA lot has changed over the years when it comes to enrolling in classes. Previous generations of college students dealt with paper forms, waiting in line, and even gathering in large meeting halls to gather punch cards for the class sections they wanted for eventual input into a mainframe computer. Thankfully, things have gotten easier.

my.SMU has allowed students to manage their enrollments, bill payments, transcript information, and more from anywhere – even on mobile devices. Now, as part of the University’s SMU-in-Four initiative, we’re going one step further. We are excited to introduce the my.SMU Student Dashboard!

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OIT Launches New Web Support Site and Assistant Pilot

Web SupportAfter a decade of using Sitecore for SMU’s web content management system, we know how challenging it can be for editors who make changes infrequently. In the past couple of years, we have made great strides in making the tool easier to use for everyone. With the rollout of the Cornerstone templates and the Experience Editor’s enabling WYSIWYG editing of our site’s webpages, Sitecore has never been more user friendly. Yet, there are times when a school or department doesn’t have the time to edit their webpages or just needs some additional help.  To help, OIT is launching a Web Assistant pilot plus a new support site. Continue reading OIT Launches New Web Support Site and Assistant Pilot