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OIT maintains and supports a host of enterprise applications to support the academic and administrative functions of the University.


my.SMU is a web based application offering a variety of features for students, faculty, staff and SMU affiliates. There are several different areas within my.SMU. However, access to each area is monitored and approved by various module leads. my.SMU is a critical application for the University offering vital functionality to students, faculty, staff, donors and affiliates.

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AdminImages provides an electronic document storage and retrieval system. Electronic documents can either be scanned in or captured in a variety of ways, and all documents are stored in a secure, encrypted database. Workflow capabilities and interaction with my.SMU and Employee.SMU make this a powerful system as you make the transition from paper to electronic document management.

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Apps.SMU provides access to a variety of applications within a virtualized environment. Authorized individuals can login via a web browser, or into Citrix Receiver and then launch approved applications. When launched, an application runs in the SMU private cloud, but looks and feels as though it is running locally on your device.

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As part of SMU's continued efforts to provide new and innovative ways to simplify tedious paper-based tasks, DocuSign has been adopted to make getting documents signed easier. Create, send, and sign documents with secure digital signatures on your desktop and smart devices.

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Canvas is the primary repository for online course content at SMU. This learning management system (LMS) provides the means for faculty and students to share course content and communicate with each other.

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SMU Financials

SMU Financials is a web based application that allows approved individuals to manage the financial debits and credits for their department. This application is only accessible from the SMU Network. Therefore, off-campus access requires a VPN connection.

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SMU Budgets

SMU Budgets is the web-based application used by the budgeting office and Financial Officers to manage the University and Departmental budgets. A limited number of employees have access to view and manage data stored within SMU Budgets.

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Appspace Digital Displays

Appspace is the enterprise digital signage solution for SMU. The Appspace console is used to manage content on the various digital displays around campus. Each display is connected to a Player PC or managed device. Individuals with access to the Appspace system can upload content and create a sign application for their managed device. This sign can be configured to cycle through a series of dynamic and static content-- all of which can easily be updated via the web.

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Wiki.SMU is an online documentation system for faculty and staff that allows for editing and collaboration similar to other wiki-based services like Wikipedia.

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SMU uses WordPress for its blogging platform and is available at Traditionally, blogs display content in reverse chronological order and remains fixed after publishing. This content can include traditional blogs, news sites, notification systems, etc. Blogs can also display static pages and be used as a replacement for static HTML pages.

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LibCal is a cloud-basedappointment scheduling application. LibCal is available tofaculty and staffwho provide one-on-one consulting services, such as academic advising or counseling and replaces the RoomRes system.

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SharePoint Online

SharePoint is a web-based collaboration tool, powered by SharePoint Online, that allows teams to share documentation, calendars, web-based forms, and more. It is available to SMU faculty and staff for internal use. This service was formerly known as Inside.SMU.

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Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a suite of online tools and services provided by Microsoft available to students, faculty, and staff. This includes Microsoft Office as well as the OneDrive cloud storage system.

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