Technology Resources Help You Keep Learning!

Keyboard with button labeled "Learn"As you continue your academic studies in a new format, please know that we are here to support you. There have been a number of changes in the past few days in order to provide you with the necessary software and services from your current location.

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Important Notice About Technical Readiness for Continued Instruction

As we monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, SMU is implementing contingency plans in preparation for the possibility of disruptions. Above all, the SMU community will be vigilant and committed to preserving the learning and instructional process. We recognize the imperative to prevent or to mitigate learning interruptions for all students, and are especially mindful of the experience of those students scheduled to graduate at the conclusion of this semester. To that end, SMU will ensure that online course delivery technologies and support resources are available to all faculty for immediate use in the event that on-campus attendance is impeded at any point in the future.

As we make plans to support the scenario where in-person courses must be moved online during an emergency, several key technology systems will play critical roles in enabling instructional continuity. Continue reading Important Notice About Technical Readiness for Continued Instruction

New Canvas Gradebook Coming January 2020!

Canvas LMS LogoWe definitely have something to celebrate in 2020 – The New Canvas Gradebook! While the functions will remain close to the current version, it has been redesigned to better meet the needs of faculty. This New Gradebook will go live campus-wide on January 2, 2020.

What is “new” in the New Gradebook?

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