Finding Remote Learners in my.SMU

Remote Learner Example ImageOIT recently partnered with Enrollment Services to provide faculty with several enhancements in my.SMU to display students who are taking classes remotely. This information can be accessed in several places within my.SMU.

Viewing Remote Students through Positive Student Indicators

When viewing a student from the Faculty/Advisor Center, a positive service indicator will display for those students that will be studying remotely. Once you have found the student, click the General Info tab to see if “Remote Instruction Approved” has been added to their record. Continue reading Finding Remote Learners in my.SMU

Improved Degree Progress Information Coming to my.SMU

Screenshot of Academic Prograss tile in my.SMUEffective May 1, 2020,  new features are being added to your student self-service page in my.SMU to provide you with more insight into your academic progress no matter where you are. These enhancements are available on both desktops and mobile devices. Here’s a quick overview of what you get.

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Course Catalog & Schedule of Classes Online Training Now Available

Schedule of ClassesEarlier this year, IT Training collaborated with the Registrar’s office to ensure that all employees who are responsible for managing their academic scheduling had access to just-in-time training for Course Catalog and Schedule of Classes.

Previously, this training was only offered 2-3 times a year which proved problematic schedule-wise for both the trainee and the training department. The team’s vision was to make resources available whenever the scheduler needed it, as scheduling responsibilities occur only a few times a year, and not tied to times when the trainer, room schedules, and scheduler availability aligned. Continue reading Course Catalog & Schedule of Classes Online Training Now Available

Let Your Mouse do the Walking: Internal Employee Directory Now Online

Old SMU 2016–2017 Directory CoverAh, the yellow pages: that massive tome – for the metroplex, anyway – filled with business listings from construction to casting (see also: talent agencies), bakeries to basket weavers, and so on. Until recently, SMU had its own print directory, Mustang Connections sponsored by SMU Student Media, that featured listings for students, faculty, staff members, and even department information. This directory served as SMU’s own reliable “yellow pages” – even though the pages were blue or gray – for some time, but eventually, technology innovations and environmental concerns caused SMU to move on.

For internal staff, we are now introducing an online directory that contains Continue reading Let Your Mouse do the Walking: Internal Employee Directory Now Online

New Changes to my.SMU Administrative Navigation

my.SMULast summer we started a journey towards a more intuitive my.SMU by releasing mobile-friendly navigation and a completely updated financial interface. This summer, we have been working on the next critical step in this journey by creating the framework for easier navigation through the entire system. You may not notice an immediate difference, but the new framework addresses the amount of time needed to release improved features. Continue reading New Changes to my.SMU Administrative Navigation