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Collaboration Tools, Teaching & Learning Technologies, and Device Support IT advisory communities seek members and campus input

In light of all that is happening with OHIO’s move to online instruction and remote work, it’s more important than ever that OIT continues to engage the University community in evolving and advancing technology services. To that end, two new IT advisory communities will launch in the month of April: Collaboration Tools and Computer & Device Support. Additionally, we will continue moving forward with the Teaching & Learning Technologies community that launched in February.

Advisory communities are an important part of the University's IT Governance framework. They provide a means for participants to engage with OIT, to influence decisions based on needs/experiences and, most importantly, to inspire action to meet those needs. Advisory communities also will influence service roadmaps and help inform budget proposals. 

Membership is open to anyone at the University. No prior experience or technical expertise is required. The only qualifications are an interest in the topic and a willingness to share ideas and listen to the ideas of others.

Topics and Dates

Collaboration Tools: First meeting April 8, 2020

Collaboration tools like email and calendar, file storage and sharing, and chat and remote meetings are incredibly important to maintaining and growing our capabilities in today’s rapidly changing higher education landscape. If you would like to help shape the future of collaboration tools at Ohio University, consider joining the Collaboration Tools advisory community.

This community’s first meeting will happen in tandem with the Teaching & Learning Technologies advisory community, which had their first meeting in February. The joint meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 8th from 12:00-1:00pm via Microsoft Teams. To get the most out of the experience, we recommend joining the Microsoft Team devoted to this topic

Computer & Device Support: First meeting April 15, 2020

Computer support, virtual desktops, digital signage, and University-owned/managed Mac and Windows computers play an important role in Ohio University’s strategic initiatives. If you would like to help shape the future of device support at Ohio University, consider joining the Computer & Device Support advisory community.  

The first meeting of the Computer & Device Support advisory community will take place on Wednesday, April 15 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm via Microsoft Teams. To get the most out of the experience, we recommend joining the Microsoft Team devoted to this topic.

How to join an IT advisory community on Microsoft Teams

  1. Follow the appropriate link below for each advisory community you wish to join:
  2. When prompted, download the Teams application.
  3. Check your email for a welcome message with more information on how to get the most out of the online Team. 

Any time a community meets, an online meeting space will be available inside of the Microsoft Teams application that you can use to participate remotely. Teams also can be used to conduct chat-based conversations outside of scheduled meetings or to collaborate on documents related to the topic.