OIT Technology News:
Spring 2022 Edition

In this latest edition, we are announcing the new OIT Strategic Plan, reviewing new services for Sitecore users, discussing classroom updates, and updating you about Wi-Fi on the go with eduroam, plus much more.
OIT Announces Strategic Plan for 2022-2025

We are pleased to announce the release of the new OIT Strategic Plan and new mission statement for 2022-2025.
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New Services for Sitecore Editors Now Available

We are rolling out some new services to get the most out of Sitecore. Whether it is some one-on-one help, understanding of your site's audience, or a refresher course, we can help.
Summer 2022 Classroom Upgrades

With just over a month until the summer term, planning activities are well underway for classrooms receiving technology upgrades and changes during the next fiscal year.
Upcoming PlayPosit and Canvas Workshops

With the end of the semester coming up fast, we are offering two short workshops to help you wrap up your courses for the term.
Canvas Corner: April 2022 Edition

In this edition of Canvas Corner, we discuss the updated Due Date Time Editor and how to apply scores to ungraded assignments in Gradebook. Plus, we look at some new features open for voting.
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eduroam Provides Secure Wi-Fi When Roaming

If you like your Wi-Fi to be secure when roaming, you are not alone. The eduroam network, short for education roaming, is available here on the SMU campus and now at over 1,000 other colleges, universities, and research facilities in the US.
OIT Research Services Wraps Up the Semester with Free Workshops

The OIT's Research Services Team will be offering several free workshops this spring covering high-performance computing, machine learning, and data mining.
New Spam Filtering Service Enters the Fight Against Unwanted Emails

OIT is implementing an enhanced spam filtering system, Armorblox, to more aggressively prevent unwanted emails from reaching SMU Inboxes.
New Outlook for Mac: Why You Don’t Want To Turn It On

Our Mac users may have heard that there is a new Outlook available. While you may be aware of some of its new features, the IT Help Desk encourages users to not enable the New Outlook.
Issues with GMetrix in Apporto? Here’s How to Fix!

From time to time we hear our MOS students are trying to access GMetrix practice exams using Apporto and are unable to access various features from the Microsoft Office ribbon as they are greyed out. Here's a quick troubleshooting tip that should easily resolve the issue.