Keep Working: Online Meeting Etiquette

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

In this post, let us talk about online meeting etiquette because it is always a fun one. There are a ton of memes and very funny videos about online conference calls and some of the behaviors that you may observe. We will take a moment and look at a few online etiquette, or netiquette, tips because it is a little bit different meeting online than in-person.

Rachel Mulry on Zoom MeetingOur first one is to be mindful of our video feed. I usually turn on my webcam because I think it is essential to make that connection, but you will want to be cognizant of how you dress. I know if we are working from home, we might be a little bit more Continue reading Keep Working: Online Meeting Etiquette

Skype for Business Mobile App Available for iOS & Android Devices

Skype for BusinessWhether you want to use the instant messaging features you’ve come to know in Skype for Business or if you have been moved to our new phone system and want to use your SMU phone number from anywhere, the Skype for Business mobile app is your best resource! Continue reading Skype for Business Mobile App Available for iOS & Android Devices

Keep Working: Technology Support and Accessing Campus Resources

As the majority of SMU Faculty and Staff begin working from remote locations tomorrow, we wanted to highlight several resources that might be helpful.

Accessing your office computer

VPNIf you need to remotely access your office computer, you must first make some modifications to that computer.  If you have not done this prior to today, the IT Help Desk will be Continue reading Keep Working: Technology Support and Accessing Campus Resources

Working/Teaching Remotely? Check Out Our Tutorial Videos!

With SMU temporarily moving classes online due to the COVID-19 outbreak, OIT has been gearing up to provide even more resources to our community to make remote working, teaching, and learning as easy as possible. We have put together some brief videos to get you started with our most popular services that can make your transition to remote work simpler. Click continue reading below to take a look!

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ID Photos to Appear Soon in Skype for Business

Skype Window with ID PhotosOn January 13, OIT will upload photos for all SMU employees to make them visible in Skype for Business as part of the upcoming project to deploy a new University phone system. The source for these employee photos will be the same photos that are used on SMU ID cards printed by the ID Card Services office. This means as an SMU employee, your SMU ID card photo will become visible in Skype for Business as well as in certain other Microsoft applications such as Outlook and SharePoint.

You can update your photo at any time! There are two ways to do so: Continue reading ID Photos to Appear Soon in Skype for Business