OIT Technology News: End of Year 2019 Edition

Happy Holidays!

In this edition of OIT's Technology News, we cover the phone deployments, training opportunities, Sitecore updates, Panopto video capture, plus much more.
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Campus-Wide Phone Deployments Coming in 2020

OIT is gearing up for the deployment phase of the Phone Replacement Project scheduled to start January 2020. Learn more about the timeline, the distribution of over 3,000 phones, and the setting up of the new call centers.
Spring 2020 Training Opportunities for Faculty & Staff

New semesters always means new opportunities to take part in one of our many training sessions. Along with our usual catalog of training courses, our Academic Technology Service Directors will also be providing faculty-focused training sessions.
Digital Literacy in Higher Education: Highlights from EduMAX

Last month, Ian Aberle had the opportunity to attend EduMAX with educational leaders and partners from across the globe to participate and discuss with other peer institutions how to enhance the student experience. Here were some of the highlights.
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Setting the Cornerstone: Sitecore Design Upgrades Continue

New design templates being designed and implemented across all SMU web pages to improve the look and feel of our web presence as well as improving accessibility for those using assistive technologies. Here is an update.
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New Canvas Gradebook Coming January 2020!

We definitely have something to celebrate in 2020 – The new Canvas Gradebook! Customize view, course policies, grade override, and individual Gradebook view are just some of the features of the New Gradebook going live campus-wide on January 2, 2020.
Panopto Now Available for Simple, Powerful Video Capture and Sharing

Panopto, an easy way to record, live stream, manage, and share videos within Canvas, will replace Kaltura entirely at SMU at the end of Spring 2020.
Perceptive Content Experience Now Launching from my.SMU

As of November 22, 2019, the mobile-friendly Perceptive Experience replaced the WebNow for document imaging and storage within my.SMU.
De-stress this Holiday Season with LinkedIn Learning

With the help of the Managing Stress LinkedIn Learning video course, you can learn how to combat increased stress levels and gift yourself some much-needed self-care, just in time for the holidays.
Download and Install Older Versions of Adobe Applications

There might be times when you need to use the older version of an Adobe Creative Cloud application. Here is how to download and install the previous versions of the apps.
Windows 7 Still Must Go!

With just weeks until Windows 7 is no longer supported, there are still dozens of University-owned computers that have yet to be updated. The time has come to upgrade! We will be updating the remaining computers after the winter break.
Canvas Corner

This month in Canvas Corner, we cover new quiz questions, the New Gradebook, and new ideas open for your voting.