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Tech 101: Get started with IT at OHIO

Icon: wifiGet connected

Bringing a Mac to campus? After you connect to the "OHIO University" wireless, follow these steps to make sure your Mac stays connected.

Icon: TwitterGet in touch

Twitter: @OhioIT and @BobcatDepot
Facebook: facebook.com/BobcatDepotOHIO
Get help: 740-593-1222 or https://www.ohio.edu/oitech
Get notified: Sign up for outage notifications

Icon: Microsoft Office Get Office

As a Bobcat, you are eligible to install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free on up to 5 devices. Versions are available for mobile devices, too! Already have a copy? No problem. You are not required to use our version of Office.

Icon: shield Get safe

Make sure your computer is protected against viruses and malware! OHIO's free version of Sophos Anti-Virus works better than most home anti-virus programs. 

Icon: emailGet mail

Have a friend or family member send an email to your ohio.edu email address
Log in to https://catmail.ohio.edu and confirm that the message arrived ok

If the message did not arrive, make sure you're not forwarding your mail:

  1. Log in to https://www.ohio.edu/oit/account
  2. Click View or Change Profile
  3. Clear the contents of the Email Forwarding Address box
  4. Click Ok
    Screen shot: Delete the contents of the Email Forwarding Address box

Icon: cloudGet backed up

OHIO's free OneDrive for Business storage is a great way to store files online, share those files and collaborate with other OHIO students and instructors. Give it a try at https://onedrive.ohio.edu.

Icon: printerGet ready to print

Want to print in Alden Library or other labs around campus? Make sure you add some Bobcat Cash to your ID card to cover printing costs. Bringing a printer from home? Make it a wired printer. Wireless printers do not work on campus!

Icon: musicGet legal

Illegal downloading or sharing of copyrighted files is not allowed on our network. Please disable any illegal file sharing software before you connect to the OHIO wireless or wired network. Services like Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime, etc. are ok.

Icon: game controllerGot game?

To use a console, smart TV or other entertainment device, it must be registered on the network and connected with an Ethernet cable. Wireless entertainment devices typically do not work.