The Office of the CIO is transitioning off-campus long distance telephone service to an external vendor, CenturyLink, on July 1, 2013. OCIO Administrative Calling Card Customers can contact the help desk to facilitate the switch to the CenturyLink WorldCard, which offers reduced rates and 24/7 support.
We all know that The Ohio State University will NEVER ask for your password via email, phone, or any other method. Everyone knows that if you receive such a message, you should report it to email@example.com.
The IT Service Desk and BuckeyeBar are closed on university holidays when offices are closed. From December 17 through January 4, the Service Desk will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. rather than 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday hours are unchanged. The Service Desk will also be closed December 22-23. Business hours for the BuckeyeBar at Thompson Library remain unchanged, with the exception of December 31, when it will close at 5 p.m.
Most divisions within the OCIO, including the BuckeyeBar, will close at 5 p.m. on November 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday and resume normal hours beginning November 24. The OCIO IT Service Desk will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, resuming normal hours on Sunday.
As OCIO continues to improve the campus wireless network for high performance Wi-Fi technology, OCIO is disabling support for 802.11b devices on December 16, 2012. Supporting these legacy devices degrade the wireless performance for 802.11g and 802.11n devices. Current 802.11b wireless users must obtain an 802.11n wireless network adapter or upgrade their hardware.
For questions, contact the IT Service Desk at 688-HELP (4357).
Being an Ohio State staff member gives you access to lots of cool things, and iTunes U is one of them. While iTunes U is actually free to all users, at OSU you have the added benefit of working with the local experts at Digital First, who can help you build your own course to share with the world or guide you in your own learning.
The OCIO Learning Technology Departmental Impact Grant application period is open now through November 5. Consider this grant an opportunity to create an exemplar key or large course for your department. Recipients are provided up to 200 hours of Learning Technology expertise and $15,000 (requires 1:2, nonLT:LT, matching) to extend learning technology use that increases student engagement, facilitates greater instructor efficiency, or enables anytime/anyplace learning.
The last six months have been a busy time for our University E-mail service. The OCIO e-mail team has collaborated with university IT advisory groups to identify and implement two exciting enhancements to University E-mail based on customer feedback.
The OCIO Impact Grant program is a great opportunity to collaborate with learning technology professionals to enhance an existing course through technology. The focus of the Impact Grant program is to increase student engagement, facilitate greater instructor efficiency, and enable anyplace/anytime learning through purposeful technology use in a course impacting students.
Massively open online courses (MOOCs) are generating exciting discussions on education today and for generations to come. Offering courses online for free and without the exchange of university credit has sparked interesting debates about accessibility, credibility and finances. What people can agree on is the potential for MOOCs to expand the learning experience beyond traditional boundaries of admission cutoffs, tuition and class schedules.