With summer in full force, Adobe is offering several opportunities for students and faculty to grow creatively. SMU students have the opportunity to join a new Creative Jam with Ring and could win some swag, including a 30-minute coaching session with a Ring team member. There is also a live panel discussion on achieving, creating, and leading through education. Last but not least, the global Adobe for Education Summit will help faculty with skills for digital literacy and empower the student learning experience. Continue reading Adobe Education Announces Events for Summer
Adobe Education Announces May Events
To launch the summer, Adobe is offering several opportunities for students and faculty. SMU students have the opportunity to join a new Creative Jam with Southwest Airlines and could win some swag, including a 30-minute coaching session. There is also a 15-minute hands-on workshop with Live Q&A about file formats and usage. Last but not least, Adobe is hosting a Digital Literacy Café webinar to help faculty cultivate transformative digital teaching across the curriculum. Continue reading Adobe Education Announces May Events
Adobe MAX: Seeing the Future of Adobe Products
Last week, Adobe presented its annual Adobe MAX conference. Of course, with this year being unlike any other, MAX was delivered entirely online for the very first time. The live announcements and sneak peeks of new and upcoming features along with the breakout sessions and workshops made for a fun and informative three days! Continue reading Adobe MAX: Seeing the Future of Adobe Products
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
Adobe Flash Player’s Time is Coming to an End
After a long reign as the king of interactive media for the web, Adobe Flash Player – usurped in recent years by open standards such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly – is coming to an end. After over a billion downloads, on December 31, 2020, the once standard for adding rich web content will step down from its throne for good.
Adobe announced in July 2017 that they would stop distributing and updating Flash Player after December 31, 2020 (“EOL Date”). This means Adobe will no longer issue Flash Player updates or important security patches after that date. Continue reading Adobe Flash Player’s Time is Coming to an End