Improving Faculty-to-Student Communications with Feedback Box

Feedback Box logoTo help improve faculty-to-student communications, this term the new “Feedback Box” was made available in Canvas. The “Feedback Box” is a simple LTI plug-in that lets students send safe, anonymous feedback to professors anytime during the course. The students are able to message their faculty anonymously and confidentially to voice concerns about classroom issues dealing with culture, race, or sexual orientation and the faculty member can respond all while protecting the privacy of the student.   Continue reading Improving Faculty-to-Student Communications with Feedback Box

Incoming Students: Tech Essentials for Living on Campus

As you start to move in and begin your life as a Mustang, we would like to help you adjust to your life on campus with a few important IT-related tips and resources related to life on campus.

Securely Connect to the SMU Networks

SMU WirelessThere are several options for connecting to the SMU campus network once you are on campus. To securely connect your computer or mobile device wirelessly, choose the PerunaNet Wi-Fi network, and log in using your SMU ID and password. Of course, the wired network will provide the best performance and security.

Please Note: Wireless printers and certain smart devices, such as voice-activated assistants, smart TVs, and gaming consoles, will need to be registered and connect to SMU_Guest. In addition, personal routers are not permitted on any SMU networks and will be disconnect from the network once detected.

Also, if the wireless goes down in your room, please call 214-768-HELP. We can fix it, but only if we know about it.

You can find out more about the campus wireless networks at smu.edu/wifi. Continue reading Incoming Students: Tech Essentials for Living on Campus

Canvas Boot Camp Returns LIVE and In-Person for 2021!

OIT Canvas Boot Camp LIVEJust in time for back to school, the popular OIT Canvas Boot Camp returns LIVE and in-person. The Canvas Boot Camp is a way for faculty to get up and going using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) with short training sessions during this two-day workshop. Continue reading Canvas Boot Camp Returns LIVE and In-Person for 2021!

From Your ATSD: New Resources and Training Opportunities

Academic Technology ResourcesHope 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