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Office of Information Technology

IT Training

Upcoming Workshops & Training

Online and On-Demand training is available for many of the services and software supported by the Office of Information Technology. For all other software, we do offer thousands of video training courses, available 24/7, through lyndaCampus. We have Training On-Demand available anytime for over a dozen SMU-specific trainings. Just click the sidebar link "OIT Training On-Demand" to get started. 

Training for Faculty and Staff

Instructor Led workshops are listed below.
All workshops will be held in Fondren Library East, Room 109 unless otherwise indicated.


Canvas Nights

Canvas Nights

Two online evening sessions will be offered to get you started building your courses.


Intro to Canvas Tuesday, August 8 7 p.m.  Register Now
Mastering Modules Thursday, August 10 7 p.m.  Register Now


Canvas Boot Camp

OIT Canvas Boot Camp

Our Canvas Boot Camp sessions are an all-day workshop. Feel free to come-and-go to any sessions you are interested in. Also, hands-on support will also be available throughout the day in our open lab room 110. Come and meet your Academic Technology Services team member.  Registration is not required.


August 14 & 15
 9 – 10 a.m. Intro To Canvas
10 – 11 a.m. Mastering Modules
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Assignments
LUNCH
1 – 2 p.m. Quizzes
2 – 3 p.m. Learning Tools & Apps
3 – 4 p.m. Kaltura
4 – 5 p.m. Outcomes

Student Training

IT Training offers a limited number of training sessions every semester that students may attend free of charge. These sessions are offered independently or in conjunction with the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (A-LEC) Workshops. We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming sessions!

For all other software, we offer thousands of video training courses, available 24/7, through lyndaCampus.


No student training sessions currently scheduled.

my.SMU Documentation and Training

Please visit the my.SMU service page for updated documentation.

Additional Resources

Lynda - Over 2000 courses and 104,000 tutorials.

Mactopia - Find product help for Microsoft Office for Mac.

Microsoft Office Online Training - Browse through hundreds of helpful tips on your favorite Microsoft products.

Statistical Training- Academic Technology provides training and consulting every semester. Visit for course descriptions and consulting services.
Note: Please click on the Statistical Consulting Tab on the Help page.

Sitecore Clinic


Have a Sitecore question?  Want hands-on help with a page edit, widget, form, or graphics?

Drop in anytime during our Sitecore Clinic. We’re here to help.

Clinic Times


August 15

Expressway Tower 208
1 – 3 p.m.

August 16

Fondren Library East Computer Classroom 323
2 – 4 p.m.

August 17

Fondren Library East Computer Classroom 323
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Know Before You Go: If you’re brand new to Sitecore, or if it’s been a while, consider taking an introductory class so that we can better assist you.  In-person sessions and on-demand webinars are available.  Learn more about web publishing at SMU.