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IT Advisory Communities continue in July

Advisory communities are an important part of the University's IT Governance framework. They provide a means for the OHIO community to share needs and experiences—not only in order to influence OIT's decisions, but more importantly to inspire action to meet those needs. Advisory communities will influence service roadmaps and help inform future investments.

OIT encourages anyone at the University to participate in advisory communities. 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.

The following advisory community meetings are occurring in the month of July.

Learning Spaces: July 8, 2020

Classrooms, labs, and other spaces where learning takes place, along with the technologies to support these spaces, make up Learning Spaces at OHIO. The next Learning Spaces advisory community meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 8th from 2:00pm-3:00pm on Microsoft Teams. To get the most out of the experience, we recommend joining the Microsoft Team devoted to this topic. Please see instructions below.

Teaching & Learning Technologies: July 10, 2020

Technologies like OHIO's preferred learning management system, lecture capture, and many other tools are a vital part of teaching and learning at Ohio University. The next Teaching & Learning Technologies advisory community meeting will take place on Friday, July 10th from 11:00am-12:00pm on Microsoft Teams. To get the most out of the experience, we recommend joining the Microsoft Team devoted to this topic. Please see instructions below.

Computer & Device Support: July 15, 2020

Computer support, virtual desktops, digital signage, and University-owned/managed devices play an important role in Ohio University's strategic initiatives. The next Computer & Device Support advisory community meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 15th from 2:00pm-3:00pm on Microsoft Teams. To get the most out of this topic, we recommend joining the Microsoft Team devoted to this topic. Please see instructions below. 

How to join an IT advisory community on Microsoft Teams

  1. Follow the link below for each advisory community you wish to join:​​​​​​
  2. If 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.
  4. 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.