Last year OCIO announced a new SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) relay service as a part of the overall University E-mail Service, which provides improved security and performance. The new service replaced smtp.service.ohio-state.edu in December 2012. Now, as part of the transition to authenticated SMTP, any legacy SMTP servers not mitigated as of May 31, 2013 will be turned off as a security measure. After this date anything pointing to a legacy SMTP server will cease to function, including copier/printer/fax units.
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.
Sponsored collaboratively by the OCIO and University Libraries, NBC Learn is now available to Ohio State faculty, staff, and students. NBC Learn is a collection of over 10,000 primary source streaming videos, newsreels, documents, and images that can be used in lectures, online assignments, digital projects, and presentations. Current event streaming videos are updated daily. Browse these resources, link to them, or download them for viewing in an offline player. Full transcripts and citations are provided for each resource.
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.
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.
In collaboration with Ohio State’s website team and University Libraries, OCIO recently embarked on an effort to revamp the OSU iTunes site. The site, which is accessible from itunes.osu.edu or through Apple iTunes, is a collection of free educational content that is available within the iTunes Store. The digital media content can be viewed on a computer or an iDevice.
The OCIO is pleased to provide OSU faculty and staff with membership access to the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C). This non-profit foundation is dedicated to furthering efforts of educators to integrate online education into the traditional higher education experience. Membership in the Sloan Consortium includes valuable resources to help increase effectiveness in online teaching and learning. Members can also take advantage of discounted pricing on conferences and workshops, free webinars, discussion groups, and peer networking.
The Ohio State University is piloting Adobe Connect for academic and non-academic units. Adobe Connect is a powerful interactive tool that can be used for both web-conferencing and webinar sessions.