Underneath all the pomp and circumstance of the commencement ceremony, cables and wireless routers are quietly keeping affairs in order. From providing reliable network access for guests and press to making sure students receive the correct diplomas, the Office of the CIO collaborates with multiple areas of campus to assist the graduation process.
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).
It is hard to believe that it was only four months ago that we launched the Digital First initiative. During that time, we have worked with individuals and departments across campus to advance technology enhanced learning. Much has happened since May and we are so proud of all of the amazing work being done across campus. We thought we’d share some highlights of successes and recognition across the university.
OSU Courses Highlighted on iTunes U
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.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary celebration of Senator John Glenn’s historic Friendship 7 space mission, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is now carrying NASA-HD live on its cable TV lineup.
Viewers can tune in on Monday (2/20) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and watch the broadcast, NASA Future Forum at The Ohio State University, live from the Ohio Union.
In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Ohio State offices will be closed December 26-27, and January 2. The IT Service Desk will close at 6 p.m. on December 23 and reopen during normal hours on December 28. The BuckeyeBar at the Thompson Library will close at 4:30 p.m. on December 23 and reopen during normal hours on December 28.
Recently, the techniques used by hackers and e-mail spammers have gotten more and more sophisticated. While it's obvious that a spammer sent an e-mail from a Nigerian widow seeking to transfer $10 million USD, sometimes things aren't that clear. New scams seem to appear everyday and hackers are now turning to cold calling over the phone to acquire your sensitive information.
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.
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.