Digital Digest


January 2022

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The Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (formerly OCIO and ODEE) is excited to share a high-level overview of upcoming organizational changes and how they align with the university's core goals and our technology roadmap.  Our leadership team arrived at these changes based on meetings with students, faculty, staff and stakeholders. They will enable our organization to effectively support the university's strategic goals moving forward.  CIO Cindy Leavitt recorded a brief video to share more information about these changes.

Learning Techology News

Master of Science in Nursing Ranked No. 1

The Ohio State University has again been recognized as among the best in the nation for online education. U.S. News & World Report ranked the online Master of Science in Nursing as the No. 1 online nursing master’s program in the country for 2022.

ALX Supports Projects Across  Multiple Campuses

The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) has awarded grants to 21 instructors to support affordability and racial justice projects for courses at Columbus, Lima and Newark campuses. These projects cover a wide range of disciplines—from math to music, science to art, sociology to psychology. 

Keep Teaching Supports Various Modes of Teaching 

OTDI continues to offer resources to assist you during emergencies or temporary impacts to traditional teaching. Keep Teaching resources help you find the right strategies to keep teaching and support student success, whether you are teaching in-person, online or a combination of both. 

Updates and Enhancements 

Optimizing Systems Using Workday

Since implementation, we have continually leveraged opportunities to streamline business practices in Workday for Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, and Supply Chain functions. To reduce ongoing changes for our user community, we are delaying our transition to Workday Student.

Updates to Carmen, Mediasite and Zoom

Over the winter break, updates were made to CarmenCanvasMediasite and Zoom to prepare for Spring term. You may notice preferred last names across Carmen, the removal of Box integrations, a new look and feel for MyMediasite and an easy way to import your Zoom cloud recordings into Mediasite. 

Milestone: eReports and BuckIQ Retired

The OTDI Data and Analytics team has officially retired the eReports and BuckIQ reporting systems and the supporting legacy data warehouses. Reaching this milestone required dedication from the OTDI and reporting teams across campus in providing these data and reporting services for over a decade!