Stay Sharp with Summer Learning Experiences

With the spring term coming to a close to wrap up one extraordinary year, it’s time to once again prepare for the summer months. Whether you are continuing your studies or taking part in well-deserved rest and relaxation, it’s always a good idea to keep your brain active! We have several ways for you to stay sharp with on-demand training courses via LinkedIn Learning. Also, the Hegi Career Center has its own self-paced career development training available over the summer months! Keep reading for more details. Continue reading Stay Sharp with Summer Learning Experiences

Gear Up for Greatness with OIT Training Opportunities

OIT Instructor-Led Training

Our schedule is posted on, and includes sessions ranging from Sitecore basics, content creation with Adobe tools, and a telephone feature Q&A.

Want to view our sessions on your own schedule? Our more popular sessions are recorded and available on-demand at

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Fall 2020 Training Opportunities

Looking to keep your technology skills sharp this semester? Check out our faculty/staff IT training sessions! For Fall 2020, all of our sessions are taking place via Zoom.

Please note that a minimum of five attendees must sign up for a class in order for the class to take place. If the minimum is not met, registered attendees will be notified in advance of the cancellation.

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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 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