Summer 2019 Classroom Upgrade Schedule

Planning 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.  Based on resource capacity and a few scheduling conflicts within the rooms themselves, a handful of rooms will be scheduled during Winter Break. Continue reading Summer 2019 Classroom Upgrade Schedule

2019-2020 Classroom Upgrades Approved by ATC

SolsticePlans are underway for the classroom technology upgrades scheduled to occur this summer or over winter break. The list of requests was reviewed and approved by the Academic Technology Council last month.  The following rooms are scheduled to receive partial or complete technology upgrades during the next fiscal year: Continue reading 2019-2020 Classroom Upgrades Approved by ATC

Celebrating 20 years of the SMU STAR Program

SMU STAR Program at 20In early 1998, Professor Bonnie Wheeler approached then Director of the Digital Commons Robert Skinner about way to help faculty realize their pedagogical vision but did not have the technical expertise to fulfill it. Out of those early discussions came the Accelerated Student Assistant Program (ASAP) and Student Technology Assistant in Residence (STAR) Program. While the ASAP Boot Camp only lasted a few years, the SMU STAR Program still continues today in its mission to assist faculty on short-term instructional technology projects. Continue reading Celebrating 20 years of the SMU STAR Program

Classrooms Receive Technology Upgrades and Inventory Over Summer

OIT Classroom Technology HomepageDuring the summer, OIT was busy making changes to more than 40 rooms, compiling a full classroom AV inventory, building a webpage that allows faculty and staff to locate rooms that match their technology requirements and installing two new lecture capture solutions in 7 rooms.  We also added the upgraded rooms to our automated control system to notify us in advance of major issues. This brings our total to 145 rooms now configured in the monitoring tool. Continue reading Classrooms Receive Technology Upgrades and Inventory Over Summer