There are a lot of questions surrounding the current Carmen outage. Our ODEE partners continue to provide the campus community with as much information as possible while system restoration and testing efforts continue, as explained in the following ODEE news blog article.
On Sunday, November 9, we took Carmen down for a routine maintenance task - expanding the space available for uploaded files. During that time, we encountered an error in how the different parts of the system communicate with each other and immediately stopped the task. The error was significant enough that it required us to restore from a backup copy of Carmen.
Recently it was announced that faculty and staff who leave Ohio State or retire would have enhanced access to selected systems after separating from the university. Although these enhancements provide continued access for former employees, a gap still exists in access to Faculty Center for faculty whose termination effective date falls prior to the grade submission deadline. For this term, the termination effective date is April 30th and the grade submission deadline is May 6th.
Carmen Workshop: QuickStart
When: Tuesday, August 28, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Where: Hagerty Hall, Room 186
(Only a few seats left; e-mail Joni to register for this session)
Carmen Workshop: Quizzes
When: Wednesday, August 29, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Where: Derby Hall, Room 0029
The OCIO Student Advisory Committee met for the first time this April and we are very excited about what we can learn from this great group of students. The committee will participate in planning the future direction of campus technology support and services, discuss how the university can enhance the information technology skills of students, and address information technology access issues on campus. Our group objectives are to:
OCIO staff are making two changes to CarmenWiki. One change will have a somewhat broad impact; the other is fairly minor. Note that these changes apply ONLY to CarmenWiki, not to Carmen.
The bigger change is related to how access to CarmenWiki is provided for people not affiliated with Ohio State.
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.
The OCIO Information Technology Resource guides for students, faculty, and staff are now available online. The reference guides highlight university-provided information and learning technology resources and services available at Ohio State. A limited number of printed copies are available at the IT Service Desk, 025 Central Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Road. To view and download your copy, visit ocio.osu.edu/guides.
The OCIO’s Digital Union regularly holds workshops and events on Carmen, digital media tools, online learning and more. The Digital Union can also arrange a special workshop or consultation for departments and colleges or groups of 10 or more upon request. For the current workshop schedule, registration, a link to online Carmen video tutorials, and details about requesting a custom Carmen workshop, please see the Digital Union event page at ocio.osu.edu/calendar.