OIT Technology News: Welcome Back to School 2022 Edition

Welcome back, Mustangs! In our latest edition of OIT Technology News, we look at thinking inside the box, summer updates to services, new training and professional development opportunities, a few reminders, plus so much more.

Thinking inside the box

Find out how students in OIT tackled the ultimate DIY challenge by building a "baby supercomputer" with big potential for their artificial intelligence research.

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New Wireless Access Points Beef Up Signals in Commons

This summer, we deployed new wireless access points (APs) in several locations on campus to handle our ever-growing wireless traffic and set the stage for future features.

Revised Event Forms Launched

We have implemented a few changes to the existing events form to incorporate the approval process for serving alcohol as well as engaging vendors not on the SMU preferred vendors list.

Canvas Boot Camp Sessions Now Available On-Demand!

The August 2022 Canvas Bootcamp was a great success! From new faculty members learning about Canvas to returning faculty members getting information on updated features. If you missed a session, we now have them available on-demand.

OIT Support Units Help Across Campus and Online

Welcome back! With everything that has been happening of late, we just want to remind you of some support resources we have available for you.

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SMU’s ATSDs: Advancing Unique Technology Support for Instruction & Scholarship

Academic Technology Service Directors, or ATSDs, work as a liaison between faculty and OIT, specifically dedicated to each of SMU's colleges and schools. Let us meet our newest ATSDs.

Technology Training Schedule for Fall Term Announced

This fall term, we are offering a couple of new training sessions and a couple of favorites. From DocuSign to Excel to Sitecore, we got you covered. Of course, we still offer our training on-demand. 

Research and Data Science Services Offer Free Workshops this Fall

OIT's Research and Data Science Services Team is offering several free workshops to the SMU community this fall term. No registration is required.

Enhancements to the Canvas LMS for Fall Term

With the fall term here, we want to remind you of the exciting updates and improvements to the Canvas LMS.

Faculty Support and Resources for the Fall Term

The new term is upon us, and as a faculty member, you might be feeling overwhelmed. At OIT, we have dozens of people and resources to help you get going and provide a little relief.

Technology Purchases and Computer Inventory in STABLE

As we begin the new academic year, we are transitioning several IT processes to the STABLE environment. These processes include computer inventory, technology purchasing, computer orders, and warehouse management.

Annual Bulk Email List Refresh Returns

The annual Bulk Email List Refresh is complete and all managed bulk lists (bulklist.smu.edu) were recently repopulated with the full membership of each group.

Transcription Comes to Microsoft Teams Meetings Recordings

As of July 28, 2022, Microsoft Team users are now able to take advantage of transcription services for Microsoft Teams Meeting recordings.

Updated Payroll Tools Make Time Reporting Easier

my.SMU has received updates that will simplify your time reporting experience. In addition, bi-weekly benefit-eligible employees will now be able to report their leave directly within the system!

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