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Tech Ready: Software & Mobile Apps

Software downloads

OIT offers a number of software packages to the University or to specific groups like faculty, staff, or students at no cost or at a reduced cost. Our Licensed Software page lists all the available titles.

Office 365 applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, are essential to success at Ohio University. Anyone with an active OHIO email address can access Office 365 in a web browser, and all students and instructors have access to the downloadable applications.

Tools and Apps

App Description & Access

Blackboard
(Students)

Blackboard is a Learning Management System (LMS) where faculty can post course-related materials, class assignments, and grades.

Blackboard
(Instructors)

Blackboard is an interactive, Learning Management System (LMS) for posting course-related materials, managing student assignments, and grades.

Duo Mobile

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) protects users against lost or stolen passwords by adding a verification step to your OHIO login with the Duo Mobile application. 

Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Bookings is a scheduling tool used to set up meetings with individuals across campus. Bookings will automatically synchronize with your Outlook calendar and attach a Teams meeting to each appointment.

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms creates simple surveys and forms. Comparison: Microsoft Forms vs. Qualtrics helps you determine which tool is right for you.

Microsoft Excel
(Office 365)

Microsoft Excel uses spreadsheets to make calculations, graph data, and collaborate with others.

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is a file storage service and syncs to other Microsoft products. 

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a digital notetaking tool for capturing information and data across all your devices. 

Microsoft Outlook
(Catmail)

Microsoft Outlook is used to access your OHIO email and calendar.

Microsoft PowerPoint
(Office 365)

Microsoft PowerPoint is used to develop engaging presentations.

Microsoft Teams 

Microsoft Teams is a team-based collaboration tool that provides audio or video calls, channeled conversations, instant messaging, and document collaboration.

Microsoft Word
(Office 365)

Microsoft Word is a word processing tool with additional collaboration features. 

Panopto

Panopto is a cloud-based application for recording lectures and sharing videos with others. 

Qualtrics

Qualtrics is an easy to use, powerful tool for creating, distributing, and analyzing online surveys. Comparison: Microsoft Forms vs. Qualtrics helps you determine which tool is right for you.

Top Hat

Top Hat is an instructional tool to create, adopt, and customize educational resources for courses. Students may use this tool to take live polls and quizzes, access digital textbooks, or complete assignments.

Web CMS

Web CMS provides an easy-to-use interface that allows users to author, administer, and manage web pages without requiring the user to have extensive knowledge of web markup and programming languages. Our Web CMS Help and Resources page contains tons of resources to help you create and edit user-friendly webpages.

 

There are also many tools you can access right in your browser.

If you would like help with a tool not supported by the University, please contact the IT Service Desk. OIT may ask you to submit an OHIO Technology Review Request.