Our Spring 2020 edition of the OIT Quarterly Security Update is now available to the SMU community.
In this edition, we meet Dr. Stephen Sekula and find out how he is helping other faculty members navigate the new world of teaching online securely. We share some strategies for ensuring we all keep the University secure while working remotely. We offer some tips on how to prevent Zoom bombing. Plus, find out how cyber-criminals are looking to exploit public fears generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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We recently encouraged the campus community to make plans to support the scenario where in-person courses must be moved online during an emergency or extended campus outage. We also want to encourage those working in more administrative and supportive roles to consider how they modify their work routines if needing to work remotely.
There are challenges to working remotely, from managing teams to staying focused. LinkedIn Learning has several videos for those new to working from home and managing those teams that do. We have created a couple of Learning Paths for those working from home and those managing remote teams. Continue reading Learning Paths to Working Remotely
As we monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, SMU is implementing contingency plans in preparation for the possibility of disruptions. Above all, the SMU community will be vigilant and committed to preserving the learning and instructional process. We recognize the imperative to prevent or to mitigate learning interruptions for all students, and are especially mindful of the experience of those students scheduled to graduate at the conclusion of this semester. To that end, SMU will ensure that online course delivery technologies and support resources are available to all faculty for immediate use in the event that on-campus attendance is impeded at any point in the future.
As we make plans to support the scenario where in-person courses must be moved online during an emergency, several key technology systems will play critical roles in enabling instructional continuity. Continue reading Important Notice About Technical Readiness for Continued Instruction