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

Kick Off Spring 2022 with Canvas Workshops In-Person or Online!

Canvas LMSLooking to sharpen or refresh your skills in Canvas LMS? Our Academic Technology team is hosting several workshops over the next two weeks both in-person and via Zoom to help you learn more about Canvas features and to answer any Canvas questions you may have. Check out the schedule here! Continue reading Kick Off Spring 2022 with Canvas Workshops In-Person or Online!

Join Us via Zoom for Fall 2020 IT Training Courses

For this fall, we are offering our usual IT training courses via Zoom webinar. From working on web pages in Sitecore to producing videos quickly with Adobe Premiere Rush, we invite you to take advantage of these upcoming sessions!

Adobe Acrobat Basics

September 28, 1 P.M.: Adobe Acrobat is installed on almost every computer on campus, and you probably use it to view PDF files every day. Have you ever wanted to know more about what Acrobat can do? In this one-hour hands-on course, you’ll learn more about creating PDF files, editing and formatting files, publication methods, and the basics on creating your own online forms. We will also cover why PDFs are a useful file format and different use cases for them.

Collaborating with Microsoft Teams

October 14, 10 A.M.: Microsoft Teams is a next-generation communications and collaboration platform that brings the ease of Skype for Business together with the power and versatility of chat apps like Slack and HipChat. In this course we will go over the foundations of working with teams, channels, chat, file sharing, applications, and more.

Video Editing with Adobe Rush

October 27, 1 P.M.: Learn about Adobe Premiere Rush, the easy-to-use, all-in-one video editing software for online video creators. Join us as we discover the creative possibilities Adobe Premiere Rush can bring.

Sitecore Basics for Content Editors

November 16, 2 P.M.: In this course, we will look at the basics of working within web pages using SMU’s Content Management System, Sitecore. Learn how to work with text, links, images, and publication options.

And as always, stop by smu.edu/ittraining for additional information, including how to access LinkedIn Learning for any time, on-demand training courses!

Academic Technology Webinar Sessions Now On Demand!

During the spring and summer, OIT’s Academic Technology Service Directors worked with faculty and staff to provide massive amounts of online training webinars to prepare for the unprecedented new styles of teaching and learning now in use on campus. If you missed any of these great sessions, we have them available for you to view anytime!

Spring 2020: Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional

Fall 2020: Advancements in EdTech Conference – in partnership with the Teaching Effectiveness Symposium

SMU Instructional Technology Spreads Digital Tools in Asia

Jennifer Culver LectureDr. Jennifer Culver is an Academic Technology Service Director for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development here at SMU. An Academic Technology Service Director (ATSD) serves as the liaison between academics and the Office of Information Technology, ensuring that faculty and student’s technology needs are met. I recently sat down with Dr. Culver to probe her on a recent trip she took with Dr. Robert Hunt, where she was able to share her passion for technology use within the classroom throughout the Phillippines. Continue reading SMU Instructional Technology Spreads Digital Tools in Asia