Podcasting to Transform the Ways of Learning: PODWalk’s Success in Uncertain Times

PODWalk LogoIn 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

Gear Up for Fall with Faculty Technology Workshops FTW!

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!

OIT’s Accessibility Checks Spur Panopto Improvements

DUBBOT LogoWith 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

Turnitin Provides New Functionality for AI Detection

Turnitin LogoThe use of artificially intelligent chatbots has quickly proliferated over the past year or so. With ChatGPT and other platforms able to converse naturally and create somewhat accurate content with ease, it’s getting harder to detect what’s been written by an actual person and what’s been concocted by AI services. Turnitin has recognized this new frontier of writing and has recently implemented new features to help faculty separate the real from the robot. Continue reading Turnitin Provides New Functionality for AI Detection

Respondus Offering Multiple Training Webinars for LockDown Browser, Monitor

Respondus LogoRespondus is offering a training course for SMU faculty at 10 A.M., March 10. This is in addition to their regularly scheduled webinars that they host for the general public.

In this SMU-specific webinar, you’ll view a demo of Respondus LockDown Browser as well as Respondus Monitor. You will also learn details of the following: Continue reading Respondus Offering Multiple Training Webinars for LockDown Browser, Monitor