Digital Digest


February 2021

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While you're staying safe and warm indoors this February, read up on the latest tech changes and learning opportunities. Explore Ohio State Online top-ranked programs, share Digital Flagship's popular coding certificate with friends and family, and get the most out of Microsoft 365 with live online trainings by Microsoft instructors. 

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Digital Flagship Coding Courses Expand To Public

More than 3,000 Ohio State faculty, staff, and students have participated in Digital Flagship's Swift Coding and App Development certificate program since it launched about a year ago. Now, anyone with access to a Mac computer is able to take advantage of this program designed to make it easy for participants to learn to code and develop apps with Swift, Apple's open-source programming language. Sign up for the courses today.

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Microsoft Instructors Offer Live Ohio State Training Sessions

Microsoft 365 programs like OneDrive, Teams, and OneNote are great tools that can help you collaborate and work more efficiently. Get the most out of them by attending a live online training session. An instructor from Microsoft will walk you through the applications and answer your questions in a live Q&A. Read more about the sessions and put one on your calendar today. 

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Digital Accessibility: Three-Year Plan Implementation and 2020 Scorecards

The clock has started on the university’s Digital Accessibility Three-Year Plans. Thank you for submitting Digital Accessibility Three-Year Plans and annual Scorecards for your unit! Please support Digital Accessibility Coordinators as they begin implementing your unit’s Three-Year Plan. We’ve posted more information about Three-Year Plan implementation and a link to the Scorecard heat map on our website.

Latest Tech News

Online nursing master's program ranked number 3

Online Nursing Master's Program Ranked No. 3

U.S. News & World Report ranked Ohio State’s online Master of Science in Nursing No. 3 overall and No. 2 among public institutions for 2021. At the undergraduate level, Ohio State’s online bachelor’s programs are again ranked among the top five nationally – coming in at No. 4 for 2021. Read more about this year’s Best Online Programs rankings and U.S. News’ methodology.

Welcome to Workday

If you've requested time off, submitted a timesheet, checked your paystub, or purchased something on behalf of the university, you likely are familiar with Workday. Workday is Ohio State's new tool for managing employee information and institutional data in the areas of finance, human resources, payroll, and supply chain. Faculty and staff benefit from a variety of features like a streamlined interface and a mobile app. Watch this Workday Basics video and log in today.

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Be a State Authorization Hero!

Not sure what state authorization is and why it should matter to you? This new, 5-minute video explains an important, complex compliance topic in a fun, engaging way, bringing fresh urgency around state authorization to Ohio State faculty and staff. Watch the video and share it with your Ohio State colleagues.