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Tech 101: IT Checklist

Photo of a student using an iPad in the Front Room.New and returning Bobcats:  Make sure you follow these steps to activate your OHIO online services before you arrive for the 2015-16 academic year.

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

1. Follow OIT

2. Free Microsoft 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 working copy of Office?  No problem.  You are not required to use our version of Office.

3. Free Sophos Anti-Virus

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

  1. Uninstall your current anti-virus software
  2. Download and install our free copy of Sophos Anti-Virus on ALL of your computers

4. Test your Catmail account

  1. Have a friend or family member send an email to your ohio.edu email address
  2. Log in to https://catmail.ohio.edu and confirm that the message arrived ok
  3. 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

5. Activate your free Box and OneDrive file storage

OHIO's free Box storage is a great way to store files online, share those files and collaborate with other OHIO students and instructors.

  1. Log in to https://www.ohio.edu/oit/box
  2. Upload a file to make sure everything is working
  3. Install the mobile app

OHIO also offers free access to Microsoft's OneDrive for Business.  OneDrive integrates nicely with Microsoft Office, but it has a smaller maximum file size than Box and does not have as many collaboration features.

6. Get set up to print on campus

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!

7. Disable illegal music sharing software

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.

You are welcome to use legal services like Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime, etc. on our network.  Just avoid illegal peer-to-peer sharing.