Ramping Up Support for Fall 2020: Resources for Fall Instructional & Technology Preparations

Due to the continued rapid pace of communications and many daily changes, your faculty teaching and technology support partners will begin to communicate with you more regularly regarding instructional and technology support and planning resources necessary to ensure academic continuity for the fall term. Starting this July, the Office of Information Technology (OIT), in direct collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and SMU Libraries, will be expanding the frequency of joint communications and resources explicitly geared toward SMU’s fall academic continuity. Our goal is to provide more regular information and clarity as you navigate the changing requirements and challenges of upcoming course preparations.

Fall 2020: I’m teaching fully online: What do I need to know?

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Get Your Projects into Shape with OneNote

OneNoteIt is now that time of the semester when things get hectic! This time is filled with even more studying, exams, and sometimes those big projects. As your workload gets busier this time of year, large projects can appear especially daunting.

Thankfully, there are resources that can help you keep your projects organized and on track! Continue reading Get Your Projects into Shape with OneNote

OIT Resources & Support for Students

Many SMU students are unaware of the vast resources available at their fingertips. As we have entered the back to school season we’ve put together this list of resources and reminders for you. As always, if you have any questions about any of them feel free to reach out to the IT Help Desk. Continue reading OIT Resources & Support for Students

Attention Lyle Students: Lyle Computer Labs Changes

Lyle Computer Labs Require SMU IDThis summer, OIT has updated many of the Lyle computer labs. During this update, we enabled all computers in the Lyle computer labs to use the SMU ID number and password for login.  When using the machines in the lab, you no longer will use your Lyle account, except for accessing specific research environments.

Another change was the deployment of the new Pay-for-Print system, PaperCut, in the various labs. The labs printing are now using PaperCut to manage student print quotas which is contiguous throughout SMU. The print quota allotted to each student has not changed from the previous year.

Canvas Tips for Students: Choosing Favorite Courses

Canvas Tips & TricksAs classes get underway, you may notice that many classes are starting to fill up your Courses list in Canvas. If a particular class will not be using Canvas or if there are still classes from the previous semester showing up, you have the option to clean up your course list for easier use. Today’s tip shows you how to do just that! Continue reading Canvas Tips for Students: Choosing Favorite Courses