Learn about information technology at OHIO
Whether you bring a computer from home, purchase one from the university, or take advantage of the computer lab facilities at OHIO, you will have access to the information and technology you will need to be successful here. The university invests in the technological infrastructure necessary to support OHIO's robust academic enterprise, efficient processes, and effective and timely communication.
Before you attend Orientation, you will need to complete the Tech 101 Tutorial.
Tech 101: A Required Tutorial
You can learn about technology available at Ohio University and how to use it by completing an online technology tutorial—Tech 101—before attending Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO). You will receive information once you register for BSO about completing Tech 102.
Computer and Software Sales
Ohio University offers educational discounts on computers, accessories, and software through the Baker University Center Technology Depot. The Tech Depot currently carries Apple and Dell computers (Lenovo and HP computers can be ordered). The Tech Depot also sells educationally discounted software packages from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and other vendors (students must be registered for classes to purchase software). If you drop by in person, either during Bobcat Student Orientation or at other times, you can test drive the various computer models offered, and tech support staff will be available for on-the-spot consultations. Computers purchased through the Tech Depot are eligible for free, on-site warranty service.
CatMail and SkyDrive- Use your CatMail account to keep in touch with your professors and to receive important university communications. Use SkyDrive to back up important files and access them from any Internet-enabled computer.
Personal Website - Create your own website on the University’s student Web server.
Classroom and Online Academic Services - Ohio University classrooms include varying levels of computer and multimedia technology. Also, many instructors use the Blackboard system to provide online class materials, homework, tests, and discussion groups.
Computer Labs - If you need access to a computer, labs are available in the Baker University Center Technology Depot and the Alden Library Learning Commons. The labs offer Mac and Windows computers, black and white and color printing, and group study/presentation spaces.