Learn a new skill over Spring Break with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn LearningWith Spring Break less than a week away, we would like to remind you that it is a great time to learn a new skill. Many of you will be traveling or taking a break, and you can use the time getting there along with the LinkedIn Learning app to make your time away from campus more productive to be more fruitful when you return. By using the LinkedIn Learning Mobile app, you can download courses to view on your mobile device for offline viewing in areas you don’t have a network or wifi connection, such as in a plane, in a car, or on the beach. We have compiled a few courses – from fun new skills to productivity tips – that might be worth your time while on Spring Break. Continue reading Learn a new skill over Spring Break with LinkedIn Learning

Free Text Mining Practicum Course Returns!

RLast fall, OIT offered a Text Mining Practicum to learn how to look at the sheer amount of data in our lives and see how can we use it to answer burning questions and make big decisions.

Students were able to evaluate data from the shortest tweets to the largest repositories of scientific information and process it with R. The class filled in 24 hours and was an incredible success. Well, we are bringing it back this spring.
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New In-Person Training Available This Spring

This spring, we are offering several in-person training courses for the SMU students, faculty, and staff.

Upcoming In-Person Training

As always, OIT offers a selection of in-person courses each semester for commonly used software and services. Here’s what’s on offer for the spring! Register at smu.edu/ittraining or click the course title below. Continue reading New In-Person Training Available This Spring

New Year, New Skills! Spring 2019 IT Training Schedule

Ready to learn a new technical skill this year? There’s no better time to start than now, with Spring 2019 packed with OIT training courses for all kinds of software and services!

Tech Tip Tuesdays

For three Tuesdays (and one Wednesday) in January, we will be presenting 30-minute webinars with quick and easy tips on how to utilize popular tools available to you at SMU. Continue reading New Year, New Skills! Spring 2019 IT Training Schedule

Lynda.com to become LinkedIn Learning

lyndaCampusAfter many years of helping people around the world with technical skills and professional development, Lynda is taking a well-earned retirement!

Lynda.com, a LinkedIn service since 2015, will soon become LinkedIn Learning. This new service will continue to provide the legendary quality courses you expect from Lynda.com, but will now be closely integrated with LinkedIn’s professional social network. Faculty and staff members will also soon have the opportunity to create custom playlists that can be shared with your office or class. Continue reading Lynda.com to become LinkedIn Learning

Check Out Tech Tip Tuesdays in January!

If you’ve been watching our ongoing Quick Tip series, you’ll want to tune in this January for our Tech Tip Tuesday webinars! For three Tuesdays in January (plus one Wednesday) we will be holding live 30-minute webinars with quick and easy tips to make using your technology that much easier. Continue reading Check Out Tech Tip Tuesdays in January!

Sitecore Clinics Return This Fall

Sitecore ClinicThey’re baaaack! Do you need help creating a new page or editing an existing one?  Feeling stumped by widgets, forms, or something else?  Want to know more about a feature or function in Sitecore?

Drop in at any of these Sitecore Clinics for a little one-on-one support with those questions or ones of your own answered by SMU’s Sitecore administrators and specialists. No registration is required, so just bring yourself and your questions! Read on for dates and locations.

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Making PDF Files Accessible Starter Kit

While you may already know how to make PDF files in a jiffy, have you ever wondered if your documents were easily readable by those who use assistive technologies with their devices? Be it a software screen reader, a braille interpreter, or some other system, it is important to keep these in mind when creating a PDF. In this video tutorial, you will learn how to get started with Adobe Acrobat’s built-in accessibility settings that can quickly make your new and existing documents readable to as many people as possible. Continue reading Making PDF Files Accessible Starter Kit