OIT Technology News: Summer 2022 Edition

In our summer edition, we look at the latest Security Update, summer plans for STABLE and Cox support, improvements to doing your syllabus in Canvas, and updates to single sign-on and Duo, plus much more.
Spring OIT Quarterly Security Update

This issue is dedicated to all of the cybersecurity lessons we can learn from science fiction—From "How Not To Do Incident Response According To Star Wars" to "Hacking Your Brain" and how Star Trek can improve its cybersecurity. You can find all this and more in our latest update.
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Summer Implementation Plans for STABLE

We are nearing the first anniversary of the launch of STABLE at SMU and we continue to enhance the current functionality while implementing new processes this summer.
IT Support Continues During Cox Renovation

As the Cox School of Business renovation begins, OIT has taken measures to ensure a continuation of IT support services and help.
OIT Completes 100G Edge Router Project for R1

Last month, OIT Networking Team completed the installation of new equipment in the data centers that could give SMU a tenfold increase in internal and external internet speed.
New Looks Coming to Single Sign-On & Duo Pages

While we recently had updates to the Duo two-factor authentication mobile app, there are a couple of additional, minor changes that will be taking place in the coming weeks.
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Simple Syllabus Takes Tedium Out of Submitting Syllabi

SMU has launched a new service to assist you in building and sharing your syllabi in your courses, Simple Syllabus. Faculty can use it now for their May and Summer Term courses.
Quick Tip: Manage Your SMU Email Subscriptions Easily

If you've been feeling overwhelmed by your inbox lately, this Quick Tip shows you how to use mylists.smu.edu to get it under control!
Visio for the Web Now Available at SMU

A lightweight version of the popular flowcharting and diagramming software Visio is now available to the SMU community, so you can create professional diagrams anytime, anywhere.
Code42 CrashPlan Backups Move to New Location

CrashPlan enterprise backups of University-owned devices are being migrated to a new backup storage location requiring new backups to be created.
Canvas Corner: May 2022 Edition

This edition discusses the changes to time zones in courses, fill-in-the-blank questions, and a new way to do your syllabus.
OIT's Strategic Plan for 2022-2025

Last month, OIT released a new Strategic Plan and mission statement for 2022-2025, outlining the various goals and initiatives that will guide our efforts for the next few years.
Web Browser Updates Bring Changes to my.SMU Browser Recommendations

We have recently updated our my.SMU service page with some new tips on using the service with your browser of choice, and we'd like to summarize them here!
One last thing…

Congratulations to Anthony Mata, a Student Account Advisor in Student Financial Services, for being the winner of our new 64GB iPad Air in the IT Training Survey during the SMU President’s Picnic.
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