Training Events & Tutorials

Coming Soon

Ready Now!  Request New Canvas Course Templates for & Summer 2 and Fall!

As SMU plans to return instruction to campus (as well as to online students) in Summer 2 and Fall -- your school's Academic Technology Service Director (ATSD) and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) have developed new and improved SMU Canvas Course Templates to assist you more easily improve the quality and consistency of your online course!  If you are interested in learning more about the new Canvas course template and how to apply it to your course please reach submit a request to the main OIT Help Desk.  Utilizing one of SMU's new Canvas course templates is an easy way to improve online experiences for both in-person and online students alike.  


Schedule Personalized Online Training/Coaching/Help with Canvas Template

SMU's instructional technologists and designers are available to help and support you transition, redesign, and manage your courses online.  The instructional technologists and individuals below will help you to manage the balance of online delivery technologies while also implementing research-informed teaching and instructional design practices.  

If you require assistance, face challenges teaching online, or simply want to talk to someone who can answer your technology and online teaching questions, please reach out to your friendly academic support partner below:

Dedman College of Arts and Sciences Faye Walter
Dedman College of Law James Pan
Meadows School of Arts Mousumi Tanha
Lyle School of Engineering Merlin Wilkerson
Simmons School of Education & Human Development Jennifer Culver
Cox School of Business Christina Churchill
Perkins School of Theology James Pan
SMU Guildhall Levi Sterling
Academic Technology Services Jason Warner

Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional

Schedule Zoom Practice!

If you would like to practice leading a Zoom session with students, we can help with that!

Fill out the Zoom Practice Request form, and one of our technology students will be in touch! The students can join your session and provide help as needed as you try out different aspects of Zoom, such as sharing your screen.

First Time Using Zoom?  If you have not installed or used Zoom before, try joining this test meeting to install the Zoom client and test your speakers and microphone. For the webinars listed below, you may be prompted to enter your name before joining the webinar..

Previous Training

Looking for one of our previous trainings? Recordings from our previous training events are available on the Keep Teaching Resources page.


Center for Teaching Excellence: Instructional Design Consultation

SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence is available to schedule consultation requests from faculty who are in need of help with pedagogical strategies related to teaching online.  Consultation sessions typically last up to 45 minutes, and these consultations can happen in small groups ad well as 1:1 virtually.  To request and schedule a design consultation, please use the Virtual Instructional Design Consultations form .