OIT Technology News:
Spring 2023 Edition

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SMU’s MOS Certification Program Reaches 5,000 Certifications

OIT celebrates another significant milestone with our Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification program—the 5,000 certification. Amanda Maruster completed both her Excel Associate and Excel Expert Certification alongside 310 SMU ITOM students.

Improvements Come to Simple Syllabus

Recently, some improvements have been made to Simple Syllabus to help align with SMU in Four and to provide faculty a way to meet the three current syllabus requirements in less than 10 minutes.

Exchange Email Migration to the Cloud Nears Completion

OIT is migrating Exchange mailboxes to Microsoft 365, giving faculty & staff a higher storage quota and access to new office applications. This project is the first step in a series, including new spam filtering & email security.

SMU SuperPod Gets Visit from Oregon State University

OSU recently visited SMU to see how we are leading the way with high-performance computing, the NVIDIA DGXSuperPOD, and research support services.

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Upgrades for University-Owned Computers Start June 1

Approximately 700 computers will become eligible on June 1 for replacement through the University Technology Fund. Read about the important deadlines and how to determine if your machine is eligible.

Summer Classroom Upgrades To Add Interactivity and Sharing

Various classrooms will receive technology upgrades and changes during the new fiscal year.

New Student Grade Dashboard Provides Simple, Robust Insight

OIT staff recently worked with Enrollment Services to create a new user-friendly dashboard that takes the GPA data from PeopleSoft and allows specific administrators to quickly and easily search for grade information.

my.SMU Enhancements You Need to Know About

We have been working feverishly to add several significant my.SMU enhancements this year. Here are a few you should know about.

Canvas Corner

In Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas. All updates will be available in Canvas on the 3rd weekend of the month.

Sitecore for Content Editors Training Coming April 13

Our popular Sitecore basics training returns this month to help those of us that are not web developers but tasked with adding/editing content in existing Sitecore.

Winter 2023 Security Report Now Available

This issue focuses on the generative AI everyone is talking about—ChatGPT. Most everything written in this month's newsletter was authored with the help of an AI.


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