Photography and additional reporting by Guillermo Vasquez.
2023 has proven to be a pivotal year in the evolution of our Research Development and Internet of Things (IoT) services. With new equipment and new relationships forged across campus, Guillermo Vasquez and his IoT Lab have been hard at work to bring data points once thought ephemeral into the realm of data-driven research.
From the ballroom to the physics lab, ideas and resources have come together in the IoT Lab to implement the quickly growing Internet of Things ecosystem in all disciplines. A key aspect of this level of service is the deep collaboration Guillermo undertakes with researchers to truly understand their needs and develop solutions that can effectively and efficiently deliver results for world-changing research projects. Continue reading 2023: A Year of Internet of Things Innovation and Collaboration
In our Canvas Plus Monthly, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas and any updates to academic technology/software that are integrated into Canvas. All Canvas updates will be available in Canvas by the 3rd weekend of the month. Continue reading Canvas Plus: October 2023 Edition
In the opening months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the usual classroom environments and teaching modalities were turned upside down overnight. The sudden transition from in-class discussion and collaboration to talking to grid squares on a computer screen was a shock to the system for faculty and students alike. This change also meant easy burnout and frequent isolation, which Professor-of-Practice Radhika Zaveri immediately noticed. To remedy this, she created a novel solution. Continue reading Podcasting to Transform the Ways of Learning: PODWalk’s Success in Uncertain Times
Whether you’re a faculty member totally new to Canvas or other SMU academic technology, or you want a refresher before the next term, our upcoming Faculty Technology Workshops have all you need to hit the ground running and make your courses the best they can be. Faculty members, various SMU departments, OIT Canvas Admins and ATSDs, as well as experts from multiple technology vendors, come together to show you the latest developments and best practices for using your technology. Check out our upcoming sessions! Continue reading Gear Up for Fall with Faculty Technology Workshops FTW!
With the recent introduction of the DubBot service, SMU websites have already seen marked improvements in accessibility, content quality, and content accuracy. Not only that, DubBot also helped OIT notify a major vendor of an accessibility issue with one of their products that was quickly resolved for customers worldwide! Continue reading OIT’s Accessibility Checks Spur Panopto Improvements