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OULN INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

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The OHIO Chillicothe Information & Technology Services staff provides training, technical support, and student operators for the Ohio University Learning Network (OULN) classrooms on the Chillicothe campus. These classrooms are used to link our campus to the other regional campuses, as well the Athens campus, to offer a wide range of classes taught by faculty across the OHIO system.

These rooms can also be used for point-to-point video conferencing & meetings within and outside OHIO. For questions, requesting one-on-one regarding training, technical support, or schedule an operator for a meeting, please contact:

Ohio University Chillicothe
Computer Help Desk
T: 740.774.7212
T: 740.774.6079

HOURS OF OPERATION - FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS:

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays/Sundays/University Holidays*

HOURS OF OPERATION - SUMMER SESSION:

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays/Sundays/University Holidays*

BREAKS, & CLASSES NOT IN SESSION:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To download a copy of the OULN Cisco instruction guide in .PDF format to help the instructors and operators understand the basic setup and controls for the OULN rooms, please click (here [PDF]).

If there are connection issues with the OULN system, or an operator is not present, please call the OHIO Chillicothe Help Desk at 740.774.7212 or the Athens OULN Help Desk at 740.597.2934, or oulnsupport@ohio.edu.

At any time, the Athens OULN or the OHIO Chillicothe Help Desk Staff may be away from their offices, either expectedly or unexpectedly. After an appropriate amount of time, if you do not receive a response from the staff member you intended to contact, please call one of the Chillicothe campus contacts listed on the OULN contacts page (here ), or please call back.

TO ACCESS OULN RECORDED CONTENT

The servers for recorded OULN content are:

  • TCS1: https://ouln-tcs-xp001.oit.ohio.edu/tcs/
  • TCS2: https://ouln-tcs-xp002.oit.ohio.edu/tcs/
  • TCS3: https://ouln-tcs-xp003.oit.ohio.edu/tcs/
  • ‘Copy & paste’ server link in browser
  • Use Ohio ID & Password to login
  • Search for class - You’ll see all recorded sessions for the class (ie: GEOG-1200)
  • Look for the date you’d like to view, Then ‘click’ on the thumbnail to open
  • ‘Click’ play to begin viewing video
    • PLEASE NOTE: Use Internet explorer to view video within a browser. If you prefer another browser – you will need to download the video and watch it locally. to download, click the download tab that appears under the video.

OHIO CHILLICOTHE OULN COURSE MATERIAL PLANNING

If your course requires the distribution of handouts, quizzes and/or tests, you will soon realize that distributing this paperwork to the other regional campuses, and offering makeup test or exams, are the only major differences between teaching in a traditional classroom on your campus and teaching in a distance learning environment. With proper planning and adequate time management, the gap created by the physical distance between you and your students can easily be bridged. General OULN Instructor Information can be found on the Athens OULN page (here). Please consult the campus OULN "Send Mail and Faxes to" contact listed on the OULN contacts page (here), or the OULN Instructor Information web page for each regional campus where students are registered for your class, for specific guidelines for emailing documents, making arrangements for photocopying & distribution of course materials, testing, as well as campus instructional resources and information.

BLACKBOARD COURSE SITE

All of your course documents and tests can be posted to your course site, as an alternative to having materials physically duplicated, and tests physically administered in the OULN classroom. The Ohio University Office of Information Technology Service Desk 740.593.1222 is available to answer questions about BlackBoard, and the BlackBoard website offers many self-help guides which can be found (here).

OHIO CHILLICOTHE CENTRAL PROCESSING CENTER (CPC)

The staff of the Central Processing Center on the Chillicothe campus strive to provide the best and most efficient service possible to the faculty and staff by copying and distributing educational materials used in the classroom.

When sending any/all materials to OHIO Chillicothe for duplication and/or distribution to your OULN class, please email materials including detailed instructions to the CPC:

Sue Colley
colleys@ohio.edu

and/or

ouc-cpc@ohio.edu
T: 740.774.7223
F: 740.774.7214

HOURS OF OPERATION - FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS:

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays/Sundays/University Holidays*

HOURS OF OPERATION - SUMMER SESSION:

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays/Sundays/University Holidays*

BREAKS, & CLASSES NOT IN SESSION:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

You may also send copies (cc) of your materials/instructions email to the OHIO Chillicothe contacts listed on the OULN contacts page (here).

A minimum of 24 hours notice is needed to process duplication requests. When sending your materials to OHIO Chillicothe, please send them in Microsoft Word or .PDF format, and provide detailed instructions regarding your materials including:

  • OULN course number
  • Day & time the class meets
  • Room where the class meets
  • Day & time the materials are to be distributed
  • Number of copies to be made
  • Instruction as to whether copies should be single/double sided, color & B&W, stapled or hole punched

For tests & quizzes:

  • Materials to be provided to the student (Blue Book, Scanton etc.)
  • Materials allowed while testing
  • How completed tests are to be returned to the instructor
  • Scan to email (please include return email address)
  • US Mail (please include complete return mailing address)
  • Overnight Mail & FedEx ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

For any other materials (text books, binders, etc.) mailed to OHIO Chillicothe for distribution to OULN classes, please send to:

Ohio University Chillicothe
Attn: Sue Colley – CPC
Bennett Hall 217
101 University Drive
Chillicothe, OH 45601

**PLEASE NOTE**

Please provide detailed written instructions regarding these materials including:

  • OULN course number
  • Day & time the class meets
  • Room where the class meets
  • Day & time the materials are to be distributed
  • When & how the materials are to be distributed
  • If the materials are to be returned, please include a return shipping label and an account number for the shipping to be charged

All materials provided to the CPC will be given to the OULN classroom operator for distribution to your class as per your written instructions.

OULN student operators are NOT permitted to do the following for OULN instructors:

  • Receive emails to their student accounts regarding OULN operations
  • Make photocopies
  • Scan to email documents
  • Receive or mail materials from/to the instructor
  • Proctor tests
  • Function as a teaching assistant or operate the presentation computer for the instructor

Student operators will pass out and return materials sent to the CPC. Please send all materials to the Central Processing Center following the procedures outline above.

**PLEASE NOTE**

With regard to teacher evaluation processing:

  • Spring & Fall Semesters:
    • All classes with five or more students will have evaluation packets made. Should you wish to conduct evaluations with five or less please let us know approximately one week prior to giving them. Evaluations can be picked-up starting week twelve of the semester
  • Summer Semesters:
    • Summer session evaluations are optional. Should you like to conduct evaluations for the Summer Sessions (1st Session, 2nd Session, or Full) please let us know approximately one week prior to giving them. If there were additional students added after the start of class please provide a total OHIO Chillicothe class count to ensure sufficient materials are included
  • Please provide the following information when requesting evaluations:
    • OULN course number
    • Day & time the class meets
    • Room where the class meets

**PLEASE NOTE**

Instructors are responsible for preparing course material for their home campus students. With regard to exams & quizzes, OULN operators will distribute, collect and return testing materials to the CPC as per the written instructions. OULN operators can not/will not proctor exams & quizzes. The proctoring of exams is the responsibility of the instructor or a designee on the home campus.

OHIO CHILLICOTHE TESTING CENTER (TC)

When a student enrolled in an OULN class needs to make up or retake an exam, the Testing Center can help. The OHIO Chillicothe Testing Center is dedicated to upholding high standards of test security and academic integrity. We are committed to providing exceptional, accessible, and comprehensive testing programs for OHIO and the community. All tests are administered under standardized conditions that are efficient, fair, and secure. The TC room, equipment, and persons there-in are monitored at all times.

All testers are required to schedule appointments at least 24 hours in advance, present a photo ID upon arrival, and complete their exam by closing time. (Students are solely responsible for scheduling their appointments appropriately in order to receive the maximum time available for testing.) Please see our web page (here) for our hours of operation, student guidelines, and a link to schedule a test. For specific questions regarding the testing center, please contact:

Julie Rosenbauer
rosenbau@ohio.edu

and/or

ouctest@ohio.edu
T: 740.774.7754

HOURS OF OPERATION - FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS:

Monday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SUMMER SEMESTER, BREAKS, & CLASSES NOT IN SESSION:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Testing Center can provide proctored exams for instructors teaching within the OULN system to allow students to complete make-up or special circumstance exams (outside of class time), and for students requiring accommodations. The TC does not provide proctors for in-classroom exams.

  • To request OHIO Chillicothe TC services for OULN classes, please complete the digital Instructor Form available (here [PDF]). Attach the digital form, a digital copy of the test(s) to be proctored, and email it the CPC. Please specify in the email that the test is to be delivered to the testing center.
  • An incident report will be sent to the instructor via email when suspicious activity is observed, or abnormal testing situation occurs. Instances in which academic misconduct is alleged, the instructor is responsible for determining disciplinary measures such as imposing grade penalties, escalating the matter to judicial referral, etc
  • Unless there are extenuating circumstances communicated directly from the instructor, students will not be able to take an exam without an appointment. (Please remember this when setting deadlines for students to take their exam!)

OHIO CHILLICOTHE QUINN LIBRARY

The library provides a space for Course Reserves. These are items that professors wish to have on-hand for their students, but don’t necessarily want to require their students to purchase them. Course Reserves can be textbooks, books, dvds, articles, and so forth. If possible, especially with textbooks, we ask that professors try to provide a copy for the library to borrow while the item is on reserve; the item will be returned to the professor when it is no longer needed on reserve. If the professor is unable to supply the textbook, please contact the library staff. For specific questions regarding the Quinn Library, or to place an item on reserve, please contact:

Chris Hicks
hicksc@ohio.edu
T: 740.774.7203

HOURS OF OPERATION - FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS:

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays/Sundays/University Holidays*

HOURS OF OPERATION - SUMMER SESSION:

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays/Sundays/University Holidays*

BREAKS, & CLASSES NOT IN SESSION:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE

When developing materials for use in the classroom, please refer to the Copyright and Fair Use guidlines by clicking (here) before circulating them for duplication & distribution in the OULN classroom. For specific questions please contact:

Chris Hicks
hicksc@ohio.edu
T: 740.774.7203

INDIVIDUAL CLASS CANCELATION ANNOUNCEMENT PROCEDURES

On occasion, a professor may be unable to conduct a class due to professional travel, illness, or unexpected personal reasons. Upon such notification, the Associate Dean’s Office posts an official cancelation on the campus homepage quick link, as well on the "Class Cancelations" page. Faculty needing to cancel an OULN class with students attending from the Chillicothe campus should contact the OHIO Chillicothe Associate Dean's Office.

Ann Holmes
holmesa1@ohio.edu

and/or

OUC-AssocDean@ohio.edu
T: 740.774.7239

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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