Tech Ready: Accessing Your OHIO Account
Setting up your OHIO account
If you are new to the University or returning after an extended absence, you will need to activate your OHIO ID.
- Ensure you create a strong password using the University's password requirements
- Many applications supported by OIT use Single Sign On (SSO). If an application does not use SSO, do not use the same password you use for your OHIO login, but we still recommend following the University password requirements.
- Enroll in Multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA protects you against lost or stolen passwords by adding a verification step to your OHIO login with the DUO Mobile application.
- Faculty and staff can access a password manager, which allows you centrally manage and store multiple passwords behind one strong master password.
Using your account
Your OHIO ID and password are required to access most online services at Ohio University, such as:
- My OHIO Portal - A personalized, customizable web gateway to many OHIO online services
- My OHIO Student Center - An application used for storing, managing, and updating student information such as registration and finances
- My OHIO Success Network - An information and communications hub for students, faculty, and student support staff
- Blackboard Learn - An interactive online tool for course-related materials and interactions between students and instructors
- University Library Services - An account providing access to technology, research tools and information, and meeting spaces
- Catmail - Office 365-based email account used for students, faculty, staff, and alumni
- Workforce - application used for time and attendance tracking for student and hourly employees
Keeping your account secure
The Ohio University Information Security Office has many resources to make sure your online activities are safe and secure. Security is everyone's responsibility! Keeping your personal information safe is crucial.
- You should never share your account password with anyone, and do not reuse your password on other sites.
- If you lose your password or your account is compromised, reset your password as soon as possible.
- Be sure to protect your PID and student ID card.
- Follow the security tips and best practices provided by the Information Security Office.
- Make sure you follow all Information Technology policies.