Discover the services, programs, tools and events we offer to the university community and beyond.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is a suite of desktop and mobile apps that gives you the tools to create professional videos, photos, websites and more. Access is free to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff.
Buckeye Link is Ohio State's Student Information System (SIS). Future and current students access Buckeye Link to manage contact information, registration and class scheduling along with activities like tuition payments and financial aid. Faculty use the Faculty Center for class rosters and grades, class schedules and student contact information.
BuckeyeLearn is Ohio State’s tool for faculty, staff, and student employees to take training related to job duties and professional development.
BuckeyePass (powered by DUO) is a multifactor authentication service provided to Ohio State faculty, staff, students and student employees. It helps protect your account even if your password is stolen.
Cable Television Services
Ohio State offers basic cable services to select locations on and off campus.
CarmenCanvas provides a set of integrated web course tools that can be used to supplement a class taught mostly face-to-face or can be used to teach an online course. While Carmen is the overall system, the application at the core is called Canvas.
CarmenZoom is the academic audio and web conferencing solution for Ohio State. CarmenZoom provides faculty, students and instructional staff with all the functionality of a Zoom pro account that includes up to 300 participants in a meeting, CarmenCanvas integration and the ability to request webinar spaces.
Digital Security and Trust works to ensure that users adapt safe practices when they use technology to keep their information safe as well as securing the data entrusted to The Ohio State University.
Hosted by Digital Security and Trust, this event is open to the entire Ohio State University community, including students, faculty, staff, researchers and the Wexner Medical Center. This annual event is free and offers diverse informational training and sessions.
Cybersecurity for You (C4U)
The Cybersecurity for You (C4U) awareness platform provides cybersecurity training and awareness on topics that help you in role at the university and beyond. You'll earn points while learning which can be redeemed for rewards.
Engage in transformational learning through digital skills, coding workshops and hands-on experiences with technology.
Digital Accessibility Services
Digital Accessibility Services provides resources and assistance to those producing digital content, acquiring or building digital products, or who are serving as a Digital Accessibility Coordinator.
Digital Flagship is a comprehensive, university-wide digital learning initiative to support educational innovation for students and economic development opportunities for the community, including a Swift Coding and App Development Certificate Program and Design Labs.
Our Digital Union locations offer free 3D printing, state-of-the-art video and audio studios, meeting spaces and more. We can help with things like manipulating images in Photoshop, merging PDF files, editing video, formatting a lab report, recording a voiceover and scanning photos.
Ohio State’s ePortfolio service, powered by PebblePad, allows students, faculty and staff to create or upload evidence of their learning in the form of assets that can be collated and assessed for personal, professional and academic portfolios.
The eSignature service allows users to collect electronic signatures that are secure and legally binding. Electronic signatures are obtained using web-based software from a university-approved external vendor, DocuSign, that allow users to quickly and securely prepare, send, sign and manage documents on a computer instead of using paper forms.
ExamSoft's suite of software provides a powerful solution for exam creation, exam delivery, grading and recording scores. It also provides item banking functionality to create a repository of test questions mapped with learning objectives, as well as robust, real-time reports providing performance feedback.
Extended Education offers admission assistance and academic advising for adult students who want to take undergraduate courses and are not currently interested in earning a degree from Ohio State.
GIVE back. GO forward.
GIVE back. GO forward (GBGF) is a program coordinated through partnership between the Ohio Department of Higher Education and The Ohio State University that incentivizes community service among Ohioans 60 years and older by offering the opportunity to earn free college tuition.
ID Maintenance and Passwords (my.osu.edu)
ID Maintenance provides a web-based user interface (my.osu.edu) that allows users to manage their Ohio State digital identity: username, password, email delivery, preferred name and more.
IT Service Desk
The IT Service Desk offers tech assistance, service ordering, system status monitoring and a knowledge base for services.
LabArchives is a cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook application which allows users to electronically create, store, share and securely manage data.
Microsoft 365 allows the university to collaborate through one cloud platform delivering a wide range of productivity apps. Access email with Outlook, store and share files on OneDrive, communicate with your coworkers or students through Teams, create documents with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and so much more.
Ohio State App Suite
Ohio State makes custom apps with your experience in mind. From your first days on campus to your lifelong Buckeye connection, these apps put Ohio State in your pocket. Easily access tools to get around, get business done and get connected to communities across campus and beyond.
Ohio State Online
Ohio State Online offers online degree and certificate programs.
Ohio State Wi-Fi
The Ohio State University provides wireless network services for Ohio State students, faculty, staff and guests.
The Privacy Program's mission is to cultivate our community’s long-standing trust that Ohio State collects, uses and shares personal information transparently and appropriately.
ScarletCanvas is Ohio State's Learning Management System for public-facing, non-credit offerings. ScarletCanvas allows Ohio State units to provide online course registration and delivery by leveraging a combination of Instructure’s Canvas and Catalog tools. Through ScarletCanvas, colleges and units can offer continuing education, including professional and workforce development courses and other non-credit programming, to learners without requiring admission to the university.
IT offers a variety of site-licensed software that helps with specific roles or functions for faculty, researchers, staff and students.
State authorization refers to federal, state and professional licensing board regulations that impact online and on-ground education offered across state lines. Our state authorization team researches regulations to determine where Ohio State is authorized to deliver education and whether Ohio State programs meet licensure requirements in each state, ensuring students invest in programs that will be recognized by states and licensing boards, while expanding access to educational activities offered by Ohio State.
Tableau is available as Tableau Server, the enterprise data tool anyone at Ohio State can use, and Tableau Desktop, an individually licensed tool that report developers and data analysts use. “Tableau” used in relation to enterprise reporting refers to Tableau Server and focuses on reports and datasets related to the university’s finance, human resources, payroll and supply chain functions.
Teaching and Learning Resource Center
The Teaching and Learning Resource Center, a partnership with units from across the university, is a website for Ohio State educators seeking to enhance their teaching skills and support student success. Browsing the site, you’ll find teaching and learning strategies and examples, learning opportunities from across the university, and extensive documentation on Ohio State’s eLearning toolset.
Top Hat is a web-based student response system that allows instructors to create an interactive lecture experience for students. Use Top Hat to poll students, present discussion prompts, display lecture material, track attendance and sync grades with Carmen.
U.OSU is the university's easy-to-use professional website platform. Use your site to share your independent work, host course assignments, enhance project visibility, communicate within groups and represent your organizations.
The Virtual Desktop allows Ohio State students and instructors to virtually access a select set of software applications from any device with internet access, anytime, anywhere.
Vita is Ohio State's faculty information system. Ohio State faculty, staff and students can use this service to view, report and search their accomplishments in teaching, research and service. Faculty and administrators in departments and colleges can use Vita to generate a promotion and tenure dossier that aligns to the requirements of Ohio State's Office of Academic Affairs (OAA).
Workday supports the university’s business operations in finance, human resources, payroll and supply chain. Faculty, staff and student employees use Workday to update personal information, request leave, select benefits and more.