Summer Learning Opportunities: Certifications, Career Development, and more!

Now that the Spring 2020 semester is behind us, and with many of us still taking precautions in the fight against COVID-19, you may be wondering how to pass the time and learn new skills during the summer months. We’d like to present you with a few options to take advantage of during your downtime.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications

Get Certified (Featured Image)During this unprecedented time, Certiport, SMU’s Microsoft certification vendor, is now offering Continue reading Summer Learning Opportunities: Certifications, Career Development, and more!

Team Up! Microsoft Teams Makes it Simple.

Microsoft Teams Logo without TextLast spring, we rolled out Microsoft Teams to campus. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, now is a great time under our new “essential personnel only” mandates for SMU.

Microsoft Teams provides individuals a customizable workspace with access to many of your essential items in one interface. MS Teams can be used to create a collaborative team workspace for workgroups to organize projects, host different channels for various topics, chat with colleagues or classmates, and even easily retrieve documents filed in One Drive or Box without ever leaving the Teams application! Continue reading Team Up! Microsoft Teams Makes it Simple.

Zoom Outlook Add-in Available to Quickly Schedule Meetings

Zoom + Outlook Since Zoom is a critical resource during our current times of remote work and learning, we’re always looking for better ways to make scheduling and starting meetings even easier for you. That’s why we have recently enabled the Zoom add-in for both Outlook for desktop and your SMU Webmail, so basic Zoom meeting options are integrated into your e-mail experience.

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Skype for Business Mobile App Available for iOS & Android Devices

Skype for BusinessWhether you want to use the instant messaging features you’ve come to know in Skype for Business or if you have been moved to our new phone system and want to use your SMU phone number from anywhere, the Skype for Business mobile app is your best resource! Continue reading Skype for Business Mobile App Available for iOS & Android Devices

Keep Teaching: New Faculty Support & Collaboration Forum

365_Keep Teaching ChannelIn order to better facilitate communications and collaborations with faculty as SMU’s goes online with instruction as of Monday, March 23, 2020, OIT – in partnership with the CTE and other campus academic support units – has created a Keep Teaching Microsoft Teams site.  Continue reading Keep Teaching: New Faculty Support & Collaboration Forum