IT News You Can Use - February 27

Posted: February 27, 2023

Did You Know?

Turning off projectors after use conserves energy, helps the environment, and prolongs their lifespan.  It may seem like a small action, but it can make a big difference in reducing OSU’s carbon footprint, while being cost effective. 


So, as a friendly reminder, please make sure to power down projectors when you're finished using them. Let's all do our part to be responsible and environmentally-conscious members of our school community. Thank you! 

Accessibility Tips and Tricks


Don’t forget that five BuckeyeLearn Trainings relating to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility have been assigned to all faculty and staff in the COE.  While these are not required trainings, it is highly recommended that all staff complete these to continue the COE’s efforts to transform our culture and create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. 


Upcoming Work

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

On Wednesday, March 1st 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, March 2nd 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 March 1st to ensure they are updated and rebooted.

If you encounter any issues on your Linux system(s) after 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 2nd, 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.