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Monday, December 17

Ohio University now offers free telephone audio-conferencing to current students and most full-time faculty and staff via Microsoft Teams. Eligible users can create online meetings in Teams that allow remote participants to dial into the audio portion of the meeting if they do not have access to the Teams app. The feature also can be used like a traditional audio conference bridge line.

Thursday, September 6

To support the University’s decision to brand itself exclusively as “OHIO," OIT will retire the ohiou.edu internet domain in favor of ohio.edu on Dec. 21, 2018. From December 21, 2018 through June 30, 2019, ohiou.edu web addresses will redirect to a page that informs visitors of the name change and recommends that they replace “ohiou.edu” with “ohio.edu” in the address they were trying to reach.

Thursday, August 23

As part of ongoing efforts to improve data security, Ohio University has established a new annual password change requirement for employees. Password expirations will be phased in gradually over the next several months. To minimize the impact of this change, faculty will not be required to change outdated passwords during high demand times like the start and end of a semester. 

Thursday, August 16

Email scams can take many forms, but they all have one thing in common. They all ask you to provide your password or other personal information. If you receive a message that asks you to log into a website or reply with personal information, it is a scam. Learn more about how to protect yourself from email scams.

Friday, August 10

To connect a TV, game console, streaming device, smart speaker, wireless printer, or other device that does not support eduroam, use the new Device Registration tool to register your device for the guest network (you must be on the campus network to use this tool). 

Friday, May 25

As of May 25, 2018, the Box to OneDrive transition is in full swing. OIT staff have copied all departmental accounts and approximately one third of individual employee accounts to OneDrive, and we remain on schedule to finish the remaining employee accounts by the end of July.

Friday, May 11

OHIO's three-year project to improve website accessibility, usability, ease of maintenance, and brand consistency is gaining momentum. Most behind-the-scenes technical work on the new Web CMS has been completed, 16 departmental sites have migrated to the new system, many more are in preparation or under way, and a new web cache is in place.

Monday, May 7

Faculty and staff now have a powerful new tool available to facilitate online communication and collaboration. With text, audio, and video chat plus built-in integration with the University's OneDrive file storage and Office 365 online collaboration suite, Teams makes working together online easy.

Friday, March 23

This semester's Blackboard Learn upgrade will take place from 5 pm on May 9 to 5 pm on May 10, 2018. The updated version will provide new features and enhancements that simplify many of your everyday tasks, offer a better mobile experience, and improve accessibility, assessment and grading. As part of this work, we also will apply a new system theme that provides a more consistent and accessible look and feel.

Friday, March 23

The spring semester's Blackboard Learn upgrade will take place from 5 pm on May 9 to 5 pm on May 10, 2018. The updated version will provide new features and enhancements that simplify many of your everyday tasks, offer a better mobile experience, and improve accessibility, assessment and grading. As part of this work, we also will apply a new system theme that provides a more consistent and accessible look and feel.