Whether you’re a new faculty member or TA at Ohio State or consider yourself a seasoned instructor, what follows are some resources we’d like you to know about that support teaching and learning with technology. We’ve also highlighted some related information that we think you should know about. To learn even more about technologies for learning, teaching, research, and use in administrative settings, visit the OCIO’s eLearning web page.
Here at the Digital Union, we have several subscriptions to Lynda.com, a provider of online tutorials in a diverse array of programs that includes Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Office, digital photography, web design, digital video, and many others. Visit us in Room 370 of the Science and Engineering Library to watch Lynda tutorials or learn other ways to access training.
See the Digital Union’s current workshop schedule to learn about and register for workshops on multimedia topics ranging from eBook creation and Photoshop to Web Fundamentals and iTunes course development.
Below, we’ll provide some related information about additional resources offered by some of our OCIO colleagues, as well as others in the campus community.
Ohio State’s Classroom Helpline provides on-site support of instructional technologies that facilitate teaching and learning. Instructors can get a rapid response to urgent environmental or technological failings within the classroom. Faculty may also schedule staff for on-site technology assistance or instruction. For more information, or to request on-site assistance, go to ocio.osu.edu/elearning/labs-and-classrooms; send an e-mail; or call 614-247-HELP (4357).
Loans of technologies in support of teaching and learning are available from Classroom Services for Ohio State faculty. To reserve equipment or request delivery and setup in a classroom, go to ocio.osu.edu/elearning/services; send an e-mail; call 614-292-3131; or visit the IT Service Desk in Room 025 of the Central Classroom Building.
Faculty Center in SIS
Ohio State’s Student Information System, or SIS, provides convenient online centers for course instructors and staff who serve students at buckeyelink.osu.edu (click on the Faculty & Staff tab). The Faculty Center in SIS provides instructors with access to class and grade rosters, an easy way to e-mail students on a roster, and information about advisees.
All Ohio State faculty, staff, and students have a responsibility to keep their computing as secure as possible. University password practices protect the campus community’s personal privacy, as well as academic, research, and business resources at Ohio State. Described at ocio.osu.edu/itsecurity, the practices include requirements for password complexity and mandatory password changes every 90 days. To change the password associated with your Ohio State username and for other password resources, go to my.osu.edu.
Statistical (Academic) Consultation
Site License Software Consulting (Statistical) provides software installation and technical support to Ohio State faculty, staff, and students in the use of SAS, SPSS, SYSTAT, MINITAB, JMP, AMOS, and SigmaPlot. Consulting is designed to assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting instruction and research activities, and university business (excluded is service that would provide consultation/assistance to individuals for the purpose of private or commercial activities, statistical design, data interpretation, and programming services). For more information or to make an appointment for this service–available by appointment only—e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-688-HELP (4357).