IT News You Can Use - July 11

Posted: July 11, 2022

Did You Know?

The Office of Marketing and Communications will launch the next evolution of the Ohio State homepage mid-July. This brings some exciting changes, including new content and navigation. Most noticeable in the redesign will be a new “About Ohio State” page, an image-rich visual approach and new, improved federated search. 

For those inside of Ohio State, like faculty, staff and students, we would like your help in establishing new habits for navigating Faculty and staff will have a new page, streamlined to share resources most important to them. The URL for this page will be new: 


Accessibility Tips and Tricks

Have an accessibility question? In search of basic accessibility training? Join Ashley Bricker from 10:00-11:00 A.M. every third Wednesday of the month for accessibility training with a Q and A session during the new Digital Accessibility Coffee Hour (DACH). If there are digital accessibility topics you'd like to see covered, please send Ashley a ticket through the ETS Help System.


Upcoming Work

  • Between July 11 and July 15, ETS will be replacing some of the network switches in Bolz Hall, Hitchcock Hall, and Baker Systems Engineering.  This work will be done between 5:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. on the designated dates.  During those periods, wired network connections will be down in the affected areas. The schedule is as follows:


July 11   Baker Systems Engineering basement, 1st and 2nd Floors

July 12   Bolz Hall 3rd Floor and Hitchcock Hall 4th Floor

July 13   Bolz Hall 1st Floor

July 14   Hitchcock Hall Basement

July 15   Hitchcock Hall 1st Floor


These upgrades do not affect wireless networks in the building and those services will not be impacted.

If you encounter any issues after these updates please contact ETS by one of the methods below, and someone will assist you as soon as they are available.