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!

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

University Departments Unite to Help Faculty Go From Survival to Exceptional

Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional Featured Faculty
Some of the featured faculty at the Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional Extravaganza

Starting on May 11, 2020, University departments from across campus will join together for two days of webinars and workshops to help faculty take their courses to the next level. At the Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional Extravaganza, SMU Libraries, SMU Global and Online (SMU GO), Office of Information Technology (OIT), and select faculty from a variety of disciplines will offer workshops and panel discussions to motivate faculty for the upcoming May and Summer sessions. Continue reading University Departments Unite to Help Faculty Go From Survival to Exceptional

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

Learning Paths to Working Remotely

We recently encouraged the campus community to make plans to support the scenario where in-person courses must be moved online during an emergency or extended campus outage. We also want to encourage those working in more administrative and supportive roles to consider how they modify their work routines if needing to work remotely.

Learning Paths

There are challenges to working remotely, from managing teams to staying focused. LinkedIn Learning has several videos for those new to working from home and managing those teams that do. We have created a couple of Learning Paths for those working from home and those managing remote teams. Continue reading Learning Paths to Working Remotely