About Atomic Learning
Atomic Learning provides online software training using short video tutorials. There are over 30,000 tutorials available on more than 100 different software programs. All of the videos include audio and some offer closed captions.
Some of the software tutorials offered are:
- Adobe's Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, Photoshop
- Microsoft's Access, Excel, FrontPage, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Windows Vista, Word
- Apple's Final cut Pro, Garage Band, iMovie, Keynote, Mac OS X
- Other multimedia & web tools such as Audacity, Firefox, Google Earth, Picasa, Podcasting
- Plus Blackboard, FileMaker Pro, and EndNote
To see the complete list of all the software packages available, visit the Atomic Learning Tutorials web site. [If you are not logged in to Atomic Learning, you will only be able to "play" the tutorials that are listed in bold.]
Accessing the tutorials
Faculty and staff may request a login to Atomic Learning that will allow access to the tutorials from any computer. There are a limited number of Atomic Learning accounts available. The request should be submitted via the Online Support Center. Type smu\ followed by your SMU ID number. Type your password to login. Click "Additional Services" at the top right of the screen, then click "Atomic Learning Account". Fill out the information and click "Submit".
When Atomic Learning activates your account you will receive an email with information and instructions. The username will be your SMU email address, the password will be new. It is recommended that you change your password the first time you login. You will need a current version of Flash Player or Quicktime to play the tutorials.
Students and retired faculty and staff are not eligible for an individual login. However, they are welcome to access the tutorials from the computers in Fondren Library West, room 103 B or 103 C. Tutorials are available only when classes are not in session in the room, the room schedule is posted by the door. We recommend you bring your own headphones, although we have some available for checkout. Double click the Atomic Learning shortcut icon (shown above) on the desktop (in FLW 103 B & C). Select a topic and begin learning!
Resetting your Atomic Learning Password
If you forget your atomic learning password, simply try to login to atomiclearning.com. It will present a password change request page. You enter your SMU email address and the password is sent to that email address.
To change your password, login to Atomic Learning and click My Account.
For more information regarding using an Atomic Learning account please look at this PDF file: Using Atomic Learning