The next round of software updates is now available to install for OTDI-managed workstations via Software Center (for Windows PC) or Ohio State Application Self Service (for Mac). The IT Service Desk will remotely deploy these updates on Friday, August 19 which will require you to restart your machine and/or close applications. You can make these updates at your convenience prior to Friday via your appropriate software update application to avoid interruptions that could occur from an automatic update.
In September, Lynne Sanbe and CK Bhatia will join The Ohio State University as Chief Applications Officer and Chief Data Integrations Officer. Lynne joins Ohio State from Temple University, where she has served as Associate Vice President of Information Technology Services, Applications, and Data since 2007. CK joins the university from Farm-Credit Mid-America, a financial services company where he served as the Chief Data Officer.
The Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) is leading a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an enterprise-wide media platform to support teaching and learning at the university.
Ohio State has been using Mediasite to manage lecture capture and media distribution since 2014. A lot has changed since the university last engaged in a competitive bidding process for a media platform. Our online and hybrid student population has grown, and the technology landscape is very different. Our goal is to ensure the university has the most accessible and user-friendly platform available, making it easy for instructors and students to record and edit media and share it in CarmenCanvas and elsewhere.
In 2020, the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) introduced a new Wi-Fi network tailored to the Ohio State community and their “internet of things” devices: Registered4OSU . This secure network is designed for devices without browsers, or devices that do not support the necessary...
The Ohio State University accounts are being targeting in an increasing number of phishing attempts. Bad actors who send these campaigns often try to get login credentials to gain access to account details, and thus Ohio State’s internal systems and protected information. Last month, there were more than 63,000 credential threat attempts targeting faculty, staff and student email inboxes. While the university’s security systems monitor users’ accounts 24/7 and blocks most of these attempts, a small percentage gets through.
The OTDI Tableau team is pleased to announce the launch of our first training, Tableau Server Fundamentals. This live, 45-minute zoom webinar is intended for anyone who accesses Tableau reports on the university’s server. At the end of training, attendees will learn how to navigate Tableau Server as well as how to set up subscriptions to regularly monitor data, create and save report parameters, and share data. This class will not cover how to create reports. See the full article for registration details.
All attendees must have a Tableau Server ID to participate. See the full article for steps on how to check your status as well as how to register for a session.
Last week, the Data and Analytics Team published a new dashboard to help data analysts better understand which datasets they have access to within the Reporting and Analytics Environment (RAE).
This new “RAE User Domain Access” dashboard displays a user’s name, login, and the list of domains and equivalent security groups to which they belong within the RAE. This membership governs the types of data available to them for querying.