IT News You Can Use - October 24

Posted: October 24, 2022

Did You Know?

Laptop/tablet/mobile customers:  
Waiting for the connection icon on your login screen to change from a Globe icon (not connected) 

globe icon


 to a Wifi 

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icon with cat cable and computer

 or wired Network icon prior to logging in will help be sure you can reach network resources such as file shares, mapped drives, software license servers, and more once the login process has completed. 

Accessibility Tips and Tricks

Be sure to check your BuckeyeLearn page soon.  Courses have been added to all COE faculty and staff accounts, including two about Digital Accessibility.  While not required, it is recommended that everyone complete these courses to support continued growth in inclusion, equity, diversity and justice in the COE.  Thank you!

·         Accessibility Fundamentals: Disability Etiquette Basics 

·         Digital Accessibility Policy 

·         Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws 

·         Diversity Basics 

·         Equal Employment Opportunity: Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring Guidelines  

·         Understanding and Interrupting Implicit Bias FY23

Upcoming Work

Important: The information below applies to Engineering Linux systems managed by ETS


On Wednesday, October 26th at 10:00 P.M., ETS will start the process that updates all COE Linux systems managed by ETS.   

·         The process will take some time and will run overnight. We do not expect the update process to cause interruptions, but we recommend that you save any open documents before the update process begins. 


On Thursday, October 27th at 7:15 A.M., ETS will begin rebooting all COE Linux systems managed by ETS.  

·         Please save your work and logoff before the reboot process begins to avoid losing any unsaved work. 


Please ensure that any Linux systems you, or a group you manage uses, are powered on before October 26th to ensure they are updated and rebooted. 


If you encounter any issues on your Linux system(s) after 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 27th, please submit an ETS ticket at  In the ticket description, please note that it's a Linux system, the hostname of the system, and its location (if known), and someone will assist you as soon as they are available.