OIT Technology News: Fall 2018 Edition

In this edition of OIT's Technology News, we highlight the 2018 OIT Progress Report, how culture eats cybersecurity for breakfast, an update on the Phone Replacement Project, a new vision for the future of SMU's web presence, the Microsoft pilot program gets an extension, LinkedIn Learning is coming to campus, plus much more.
The 2018 OIT Progress Report is Now Available

The 2018 Progress Report for the Office of Information Technology is now available. To view the report, please visit smu.box.com/v/2018-OIT-Progress-Report.
Culture Eats Cybersecurity For Breakfast

When an organization values empathy and empowerment, where employees take responsibility for their own result, the company has a greater chance of succeeding – especially in cybersecurity.
Behind the Scenes: An update on the Phone Replacement Project

Now in our fourth month, we wanted to provide an update on the progress of the Phone Replacement Project to deliver new network-based phones to SMU while modernizing aging campus infrastructure.
New Websites Revolutionize SMU's Web Presence

In the past two months, two of our schools revealed new websites. After many months of planning, programming, & design, these sites present a new vision for the future of SMU's web presence.
Fall into LinkedIn Learning

In December, SMU will be upgrading from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning, the online learning platform SMU supplies students and faculty to learn business, software, and creative skills to their resume.
National Center for Arts Research and DataArts Join Forces

SMU's National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) and the Philadelphia-based non-profit DataArts merged over the summer to create SMU DataArts. Find out how OIT helped in the merger process.
Microsoft Office Certification Pilot Program Extended for Additional Year

If you haven't taken advantage of SMU's Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Pilot, it may be time as OIT will continue to offer MOS certifications through the 2018-2019 academic year.
Canvas Corner: September 2018 Edition

This month in Canvas Corner, we cover OneNote LTI integration, Conferences, and an update to SpeedGrader.
Make Your PDF Files Accessible with this Starter Kit

In this video tutorial, learn how to use Adobe Acrobat's built-in accessibility settings to quickly make your new and existing documents readable to as many people as possible.
Sitecore Clinics Return This Fall

Do you need help creating a new page or editing an existing one?  Feeling stumped by widgets, forms, or something else? Drop in at any of these Sitecore Clinics for a little one-on-one support.
SMU Linux User Group First meeting on Oct. 15th

We are excited to announce the formation of a new Linux User Group (LUG) for SMU. Starting next week, the LUG will be open to any campus community members who share an interest in the Linux operating system, free and open source software and other related topics – both technical and non-technical.
Quick Tip: Wiki.SMU

In this installment of the OIT Quick Tip, find out more about how the wiki system works and how to use it for your own needs.