Organizing Your Online Canvas Course with Christina Churchill

Christina ChurchillAs part of the Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional series, Christina Churchill, Academic Technology Directory for the Cox School of Business, shared her insights on Organizing Your Online Course. This workshop introduced SMU’s expectations for minimal requirements in Canvas as well as learning theories and best practices for presenting online course content.

“The goal of designing a course is Continue reading Organizing Your Online Canvas Course with Christina Churchill

Booking Appointments with LibCal

LibCal logoDuring these unprecedented times, it is important to remember that SMU OIT has resources to make your life easier. This includes LibCal, also know as booking.smu, a cloud-based appointment scheduling application available for use by faculty and staff. It is already being used by most academic advisors to meet with students. LibCal allows you to: Continue reading Booking Appointments with LibCal

Paper Forms Go Digital with DocuSign

Docusign logoThe current COVID-19 situation has us all exploring how to perform our regular duties and services online. As you consider your business processes, remember that any paper forms that you rely on can potentially be moved to DocuSign. DocuSign is a secure, online platform for routing documents and obtaining authenticated online signatures. Many SMU departments are already relying on DocuSign to perform actions like: Continue reading Paper Forms Go Digital with DocuSign

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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Keep Working: Online Meeting Etiquette

This is part three of our “Working from Home Essentials” series, transcribed from the “Working from Home Essentials” webinar hosted in March 2020.

In this post, let us talk about online meeting etiquette because it is always a fun one. There are a ton of memes and very funny videos about online conference calls and some of the behaviors that you may observe. We will take a moment and look at a few online etiquette, or netiquette, tips because it is a little bit different meeting online than in-person.

Rachel Mulry on Zoom MeetingOur first one is to be mindful of our video feed. I usually turn on my webcam because I think it is essential to make that connection, but you will want to be cognizant of how you dress. I know if we are working from home, we might be a little bit more Continue reading Keep Working: Online Meeting Etiquette