Digital Digest

May 2021

Woman at Spring Commencement wearing a graduation cap with Ohio State's Block 0.

Congrats to the Class of 2021!  The past year has challenged many, but together as Buckeyes, we have continued to teach, learn, and work from near and afar. Ohio State’s tech resources and infrastructure have supported us and will continue to do so as the campus plans to reopen for autumn semester. Get caught up on the latest technology news and resources available to you. 

Latest Tech News

No Storage on New BuckeyeBox Accounts

Anyone who requests a BuckeyeBox account on or after May 11 will have their storage allotment set to zero. This change allows users to collaborate and save items to folders owned by other users but not to create or save files to their individual accounts. Read more about the changes to BuckeyeBox storage as the university prepares to shift to Microsoft OneDrive.

OSO Grad Credits Success to Instructors, Employer 

Ohio State Oneline graduate Karen Gilgenbach, who earned the College of Engineering's Master of Science in Welding Engineering, said she was astounded at the amount of support she received from both Ohio State instructors and her employer when earning her advanced degree. Learn more about Gilgenbach's journey that led her to now serve as an area vice president at her company.

Office 365 Training: Live and Recorded Sessions

As we move away from BuckeyeBox, now is the time to start using Microsoft 365 programs like OneDrive, Teams, and OneNote to collaborate and work more efficiently. Throughout 2021, we will be offering live online training session led by instructors from Microsoft. If you cannot fit a live session into your calendar, you can watch a recording of the class. Find a session that is right for you.

Learn and Share

Learn to Successfully Share Files Using OneDrive

The extensive sharing capabilities in Microsoft OneDrive was one of the reasons the university chose it as the enterprise cloud storage solution to replace BuckeeyBox upon its retirement. Sharing files with the new tool comes with a bit of a learning curve, beause it works very differently than BuckeyeBox. Learn how to share and collaborate with colleagues at the university and medical center and to give external partners access to files. 

Beware of Tax-Related Scams via Phone and Email

A number of Ohio State students were recently targeted by an IRS impersonation phishing scam. This is a good reminder to be on the lookout for cybercriminals who may use the extended tax season to continue this scam. These fraudulent emails and calls are a problem every year at tax season. Read tips for avoiding tax-related identity theft, and find out how to report suspicious emails.

Keep Teaching Content Moves to Resource Center

The Teaching and Learning Resource Center (TLRC) is the permanent home to content created for the Keep Teaching website, which was created as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote teaching and learning. Content that has moved to the new TLRC location includes teaching strategies by instructional mode, tool-specific information, and professional learning opportunities. Learn more and explore the Teaching and Learning Resource Center.