IT Support Continues During Cox Renovation

As the Cox School of Business renovation begins, faculty and staff are relocating to many different locations across the east and main campus. Many of the Cox employees will be located on the east campus. To better support faculty and staff across 75, Glenn Taylor has relocated to Expressway Towers. He will join Robert Burkett in supporting the technology needs across all buildings on the east campus. As always, faculty and staff should call the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP or email them at if there are any support needs.  Continue reading IT Support Continues During Cox Renovation

Summer 2022 Classroom Upgrades

Classroom ControlsPlanning activities are well underway for the various classrooms that will receive technology upgrades and changes during the new fiscal year. The majority of projects will be completed during the summer months.  A handful of rooms will be scheduled during Winter Break based on resource capacity and a few scheduling conflicts within the rooms themselves. Continue reading Summer 2022 Classroom Upgrades

Summer Classroom Upgrades for 2021

Each year, most of our planned classroom technology upgrades are scheduled during the summer months. The AV Installations team identified the rooms receiving new equipment or maintenance work and with faculty input from the Academic Technology Council. Most rooms received significant improvements last summer in preparation for the SMUFlex experience. Therefore, this summer’s work included fewer major overhauls and more enhancements or maintenance repairs than usual, but still offered improvements in over 100 rooms.

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Classroom Upgrades: New Devices to Enhance SMUFlex

Owl and DTENIn preparation for the Fall semester, each classroom received a variety of technology components to help facilitate SMUFlex. The focus during the initial upgrade was to ensure high-quality video and audio for the instructor, whiteboard capabilities and zoom. As fall classes began, the need for audience microphones became more critical in providing an enhanced experience for the remote students particularly in classes that rely heavily on discussion. Several temporary solutions were deployed in a few classrooms to help provide this functionality. The University has allocated additional funding to purchase technology for 62 classrooms to improve the online experience for students this spring. Continue reading Classroom Upgrades: New Devices to Enhance SMUFlex