As we begin a new term, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently added new Academic Technology Service Directors, or ATSDs, to work as a liaison between faculty and OIT dedicated to each of SMU’s colleges and schools. This group of individuals ensures that the unique technology needs of academics and faculty in each school, specifically those required for instruction and scholarship, are well supported, integrated, and highly personalized.
Academic Technology Service Directors, while part of OIT, serve their communities by integrating into their schools. The ATSDs are strategically partnering with each area’s leadership while maintaining an “open door policy” for developing relationships with each faculty member. Continue reading SMU’s ATSDs: Advancing Unique Technology Support for Instruction & Scholarship
The new term is upon us, and as a faculty member, you might be feeling overwhelmed. At OIT, we have dozens of people and resources to help you get going and provide a little relief.
We recently discussed on IT Connect, our IT Help Desk is your best option for timely support with your tech support questions. Whether it is in person, on the phone, or via chat, we are here to help. All the Help Desk staff are HDI certified and committed to providing exceptional service.
Of course, if you are running into technical difficulties during a class, we recommend Continue reading Faculty Support and Resources for the Fall Term
Hope you are having a great summer. As we approach the start of the Fall Semester, I want to make you aware of the Academic Technology Resources site. This particular resource and complementary efforts follow Provost Loboa’s June message to faculty about the Fall 2021 Canvas teaching expectations.
Here you will find a compilation of resources provided as a quick reference for teaching-related technology. Continue reading From Your ATSD: New Resources and Training Opportunities
In this month’s From Your ATSD, we have some quick tips to help faculty when planning their Canvas LMS Quizzes, using Lockdown browser, and a reminder about Assignments in the Canvas LMS. Continue reading From Your ATSD: Final Exam Quick Tips
This January, SMU offered several days of training and resources to kick-start the spring semester and help faculty use the SMUFlex model of teaching at the 2021 Instructional Technology Workshops. Lead by many of the Academic Technology Service Directors, these sessions covered everything from re-discover the Zoom basics, to using ManeFrame II, to providing accessibility tips or answers to your Canvas LMS questions. Hundreds of SMU faculty took advantage of this opportunity attending over 700 combined sessions. Continue reading SMU Faculty Continue Professional Development in January