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Friday, February 14

In partnership with faculty, the Office of Instructional Innovation (OII), Capital Planning, Finance, and the Office of the University Registrar, OIT has begun installing updated technology packages in over 250 centrally scheduled classrooms. Many of these rooms have not seen investments for 5 years or more.

For the 2019-20 academic year, selected classrooms in Bentley, Glidden, Gordy, Grover, and Morton halls will have their technology packages and, in some cases, their furniture updated.

Thursday, February 13

If you would like to help shape the future of teaching and learning technologies at Ohio University, consider joining the newly formed Teaching and Learning Technologies IT Advisory Community. The first meeting will take place from 11 am - 12 pm in Alden Library 251 with an online option via Microsoft Teams for individuals who cannot attend in person.

Drop-ins are welcome, but to get the most out of the experience, we recommend joining the Microsoft Team devoted to this topic

Thursday, February 13

From February 24 through February 27, the Office of Information Technology will host vendor presentations to support the evaluation of the student experience at OHIO. During the presentations, vendors will share their ideas for how they would assist OHIO in understanding the current state of our student experience and envision future opportunities to enhance this experience.

Friday, January 31

Technology is essential for the day to day activities of students, faculty, and staff and an enabler for many of Ohio University’s strategic initiatives. To ensure our technology strategies align with OHIO priorities and evolve with the changing needs of our campus, OIT is establishing an IT Governance framework to solicit input, engage the campus community, and inform decisions regarding IT strategy and services.

Monday, January 27

Cyber criminals increasingly are targeting college students with the goal of stealing financial aid and tuition refund payments. Multi-factor authentication is the single best way to secure your OHIO account! You'll get a verification request on your phone any time someone tries to access your account. If a login isn't you, press the DENY button and change your password.

Protect your OHIO account: Enable multi-factor authentication today!

Thursday, January 16

Are you interested in making the digital world at Ohio University more accessible for everyone? If so, consider attending the first OHIO Digital Accessibility Network (DAN) meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in WUSOC 346. If you are unable to attend in person, you can participate remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Friday, January 10

During spring 2020, OIT will be upgrading software on many University-owned computers. If your computer is affected, you can expect to hear from OIT or your departmental IT technician in the coming weeks. Titles being upgraded include Windows 7, older versions of Windows 10, and older versions of Microsoft Office for Mac and PC. Mac users also will receive a new application called Self Service that provides automatic security updates and one-click install icons for University-licensed software. These upgrades are part of a regular schedule to keep University devices secure, current, and in compliance with vendor license terms

Monday, December 9

On October 13, 2020, Microsoft will stop supporting Basic Authentication, an older, less secure way of accessing Office 365 services. They also will disable older email protocols like POP, IMAP, and Exchange ActiveSync. When these changes take effect, some older email and calendar clients and mobile apps will stop working with Office 365.

In anticipation of this change and to provide time to address any unexpected side effects, OIT recommends switching to a supported email/calendar client no later than March 1, 2020. For help with this transition, contact the IT Service Desk.

Wednesday, October 30

To combat ever-increasing cyber attacks aimed at higher education, OIT now offers Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for students. MFA adds a verification step to your OHIO login, making it harder for a cyber criminal to use a lost or stolen password to access your account. This feature is a great way to protect sensitive personal and financial data.

Monday, October 21

OIT's ongoing, multi-year network upgrade is having a positive impact on students’ academic careers already, thanks to an internship program in collaboration with the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies.