Technology Equipment from OIT to Spring Semester

The following message was sent to the University Faculty by the Information Technology Office on August 17, 2021.

Welcome, teachers!
Below you will find general updates and announcements from OIT service teams, as well as academic technology tools that support face-to-face and hybrid learning.

All courses will have a corresponding space created on the blackboard. See getting started Page to learn how to configure and enable your blackboard courses.

Digital accessibility
OIT combines new free tools, File Transformer, Can be found in the menu on the left under the assistant in the blackboard. This integration allows students, teachers, and staff the ability to turn obstacles into accessible file types.

We encourage the faculty to review it in an effort to move to a more inclusive campus OIT Digital Access Verification List Make online courses and upgrades for all digital devices to be more useful to all students, regardless of disability.

Join our Blackboard Ultra Preview Team
Learn more and sign up now Join the Blackboard Ultra Preview Team. Blackboard Ultra is the next-generation learning management system experience, and it includes Group unit integration, Improved review options, and a modern look and feel.

Members of the preview team consult with an OIT specialist to develop ultra courses and be the first to learn from new combinations.
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There were student fees for the online project Returned for the fall semester By returning face-to-face instructions. The automatic protocol is $ 5 per student, $ 5 per test, and the direct protocol is $ 8 per student. As usual, board exams are free of charge to enroll students in the system.

There are Microsoft teams Has released new improvements And he made a lot of changes during the summer.

Application Form b Create a group classroom space for your courses Available. The form has been modified to be used to create an integrated course group for multiple classes without any support from the IT service desk.

Recordings are now available Stored, stored and made available in OneDrive.

Consider using the new one Behavior of groups webinar If you plan to host a training session or special event this fall.

Teams are always improving! Visit to see all the latest group updates What’s new in Microsoft teams Or type “/what’s new” In the groups search bar.

Join us Aug. 18, 10-11 p.m. Or Aug. 19, 3-4 p.m. Learn how to use the platform to engage your students before, during and after class for Top Hat.

This webinar focuses on key building blocks to create a successful active learning experience for your students in front of or in remote settings. Learn how to create interactive Top Hat content and how to digitally deliver that material in asynchronous and synchronized sections.

New classification features of VoiceThread Improving interactive student discussion and feedback. These updates facilitate and improve placement creation, sharing and review. You may want to give your students updated instructions Introducing new missions.

Free workshops
Sign up for one of our upcoming workshop events.

Our Workshops They are designed to promote some of the tools and services that you and your team provide within us Service catalog.

All workshops

5 Tech Tips for Spring Semester
2018-05-01 Update your computer. Updates make your device more useful and secure. Give yourself an hour or two to download and install updates on university-owned and personal devices before the first day of class.

How to update Windows devices
How to update Mac device
Secure your personal device

2. Open and update the software. Many of OHIO’s most popular devices, such as Team and Panoptto, received updates during the summer. Open the devices you plan to use and run any updates if prompted.

3. Take things for a test drive. Even if you have used a different technology before, make sure you try it before the show. Doing so will give you time to plan and Get help. Note that you can access many popular software topics such as Python and R Virtual Desktops.

4. Browse our tech ready site. Tech ready ( Has quick instructions on our most popular semester-startup technology topics – give them a look to make sure you don’t forget anything! There is also a Tech ready page for students So.

5. Get help. Technology Help, Launched in July 2021, allows you to open and track donation tickets online. Read more Follow us on Twitter, @OhioIT for our latest technical help center or for regular updates and tips.

Learning spaces
OHIO classrooms and all other classrooms are marked for safe COVID distances. Please check for building condition Utilities website.

Classroom technology has been developed as a core video conferencing software with Microsoft teams, both physically and in combination. See what technology is available In your designated teaching space and visit ours Classrooms help page To review support information for each type of classroom technology.

Hold a large classroom technology workshop Learn more about front-to-back and hybrid classroom spaces at 99+ Student Capacity.

Has it been a while since you taught in the physical class? Make an appointment in person Learning spaces Hardware consultation To test classroom technology such as microphones and document cameras before your first class session.

Technology seeker

Consulting communities
OHIO IT recognizes the importance of maintaining open communication and collaboration with the entire university community. Counseling communities give service owners the opportunity to share updates on technology initiatives and ask for your feedback. Please join one IT Consulting Community To be part of the discussion on current and future OHIO technology developments.
Join today!

see you tomorrow.
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Secure your data.
Evaluate the second group Information security standards, Approved by the IT administration, both for your personal information and for the security of your university information.

Store files safely.
Cloud storage simplifies remote work and file access. Learn more about it Secure storage of files.

Still need help?
Our Technology Help It is your first stop for any technology help. You can also find our inspiration Digital toolboxes, Can help you choose the right tool for your student’s learning goals or by attending the introductory device Workshop.

Need more help? Schedule a Consultation With an OIT expert.

Best wishes for the great fall semester!
Information and Technology Bureau

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