Student Orgs: Is a Carmen Page Right for You?

Carmen, Ohio State’s Learning Management System, is used by thousands of academic instructors a year to organize and enhance their courses. Many of Carmen’s functions could be useful for a student organization as well.

Carmen can be used for interaction among the members of your club, team or Greek organization.  The ‘course’ page can facilitate internal discussions and host documents distributed from the group’s leader in

the instructor role. The president or advisor can make announcements to the group, have an organized roster with contact information, and more.

Although Carmen won’t serve as an external web site to direct the public to learn about your group, this page

can act as the hub for members of your organization. Enrolled members, as students in your ‘course’, can log in to Carmen and see announcements or participate in discussion while visiting other course sites for their classes.

If this sounds like a resource that your group would utilize, you can request a Carmen Course page with this form. Your Ohio State Username Login is required, and you must submit the contact information for the advisor of your group. This full-time staff member is required as the primary contact for this account. Use “Student Life” when completing the Department/Unit section.

If you’re considering utilizing a Carmen page for your student org but want to learn more about its functionality, explore our video tutorials.

The Office of the CIO’s Learning Technology area also offers workshops if you’re looking to make the best of an existing Carmen page. These supplemental help pieces are geared toward academic use of Carmen, but some topics apply to student org use as well. New Carmen workshops are added to Learning Technology’s schedule regularly.

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