An SMU Email account is provided to all faculty and staff. For more information on email services click here: Service Information
Access.SMU is a critical app for the University offering vital functionality to students, faculty, staff, donors, and affiliates. For more information, click the following link. Service Information
Courses.SMU (powered by Blackboard) is a learning management system enhancing the course delivery and classroom instruction at SMU. Courses are automatically created each semester based on the class information in Access.SMU. The service information link will provide more details. Service Information
Locker is a web based storage and file sharing service. Files can be accessed anywhere in the world via a web browser. The link will provide more information on the Locker.SMU service. Service Information
Mailing lists are a great way to communicate via email in the classroom. Learn more about announcement lists, moderated discussion lists, and unmoderated discussion lists by clicking this link. Service Information
Inside.SMU is a collaborative web based technology available currently to faculty and staff only. It is a powerful solution for committees, internal research and file collaboration with SMU colleagues. Service Information
There are a number of other IT services available for faculty. These include networking (wired and wireless), web publishing, wikis, blogs, and more. For details on all of the services provided by OIT, click here.
Technical Support & Consulting
The IT Support Services department offers support for all University computers, services and applications on Mac and PC platforms. The Help Desk is located on the 4th floor of Blanton and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am-6:30 pm and Friday from 7:30 am-5:30 pm. You can place your request for services or support by contacting the Help Desk via phone at 214-768-4357, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at help.smu.edu.
SMU classrooms are equipped with a variety of technology devices for instructional use. Faculty may request emergency support during class sessions by dialing a special phone number posted in each of the classrooms, and a technician is dispatched immediately. Faculty may also request training or assistance in using a variety of classroom technologies including podcasting, classroom response systems and more.
Database Development and Support
Development, troubleshooting and support for Microsoft Access databases and FileMaker databases are available by request.
Computers and printers are ordered, installed, repaired and recycled by IT.
IT will assist faculty in developing DVDs, PowerPoint presentations, and other multimedia components for use in the classrooms. IT also offers assistance to faculty in developing web pages and other instructional materials via the STARS program. The STARS program actively recruits students who are highly skilled in the area of technology. The STARS students are assigned to faculty by request only.
IT provides assistance with statistical and research software through application support as well as assistance in research development and design.
Online training and documentation is available for the various IT services. In person training on Blackboard, web publishing, and other services is also scheduled each semester.