Team Up! Microsoft Teams Makes it Simple.

Microsoft Teams Logo without TextLast spring, we rolled out Microsoft Teams to campus. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, now is a great time under our new “essential personnel only” mandates for SMU.

Microsoft Teams provides individuals a customizable workspace with access to many of your essential items in one interface. MS Teams can be used to create a collaborative team workspace for workgroups to organize projects, host different channels for various topics, chat with colleagues or classmates, and even easily retrieve documents filed in One Drive or Box without ever leaving the Teams application! Continue reading Team Up! Microsoft Teams Makes it Simple.

Booking Appointments with LibCal

LibCal logoDuring these unprecedented times, it is important to remember that SMU OIT has resources to make your life easier. This includes LibCal, also know as booking.smu, a cloud-based appointment scheduling application available for use by faculty and staff. It is already being used by most academic advisors to meet with students. LibCal allows you to: Continue reading Booking Appointments with LibCal

Paper Forms Go Digital with DocuSign

Docusign logoThe current COVID-19 situation has us all exploring how to perform our regular duties and services online. As you consider your business processes, remember that any paper forms that you rely on can potentially be moved to DocuSign. DocuSign is a secure, online platform for routing documents and obtaining authenticated online signatures. Many SMU departments are already relying on DocuSign to perform actions like: Continue reading Paper Forms Go Digital with DocuSign

Keep Working: Tips for Telecommuting

This is part two of our “Working from Home Essentials” series, transcribed from the “Working from Home Essentials” webinar hosted in March 2020.

I thought in this post that we would cover a few tips for telecommuting since this is a new world for many of you. I was fortunate to have done telecommuting a long time ago back in 2001 – before iPads and smartphones – so, I thought I would give you a few tips as you navigate the world of remote work.  Continue reading Keep Working: Tips for Telecommuting