OIT Technology News: Winter 2020 Edition

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SMU Phone Replacement Project Underway

With over 3,000 phones to deploy throughout SMU, we have a robust project team combining efforts of both staff and students. So far, OIT has replaced over 650 phones across campus.
IT Help Desk Reaches Pinnacle of Excellence

The Office of Information Technology is excited to announce its acceptance of the HDI Team Certified Pinnacle of Excellence for OIT Customer Service in December.
Your Portal to High-Performance Computing is Now Available

The new HPC OnDemand Web Portal provides an integrated, single web-based access point for HPC resources on ManeFrame II and is open to the entire SMU research community.
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Adobe Certified Associate Exams Now Available

We have expanded our certification program to include the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification to allow faculty, staff, and students to earn certifications for the Adobe Creative Cloud family of software.
SMU Launches Panopto for Campus-wide Video Content Management & Capture

We are launching the Panopto video platform for campus-wide video content management, recording, and streaming. This service replaces the university's existing service Kaltura.
Text Mining Practicum Course Returns for 2020

OIT is again offering a free Text Mining Practicum to help students learn how to look at the sheer amount of data in our lives and see how can we use it to answer burning questions and make big decisions using R.
Office 2019 Certification Exams Available

We are excited to announce the Microsoft Office 2020 Specialist (MOS) Certification exams are now available on campus. Find out how the exams are developed, what's new, and about certification levels.
Up to $100K Awarded in Adobe Design Circle Scholarship

Adobe is looking to award annual college scholarships to 10 students who want to enter product design or experience design-related fields, such as digital, web, UX/UI, or industrial design.
New Snip & Sketch Tool Improves Screenshots in Windows 10

Snip & Sketch is an improved screenshotting tool designed to replace the old Snipping Tool that has been available in previous versions of Windows.
Canvas Corner

This month in Canvas Corner, we cover direct share feature, new quizzes features, and an update to Canvas Commons.