Today's Update: Monday, February 15

February 15, 2021

Dear Student Life Team, Not only are we having to learn all new ways of doing many things, we are also in the process of learning new technology. The good news is that there are a number of excellent training programs to help us learn the various new platforms that we are now using.   

Many of us had seldom used Office 365 applications before the pandemic. Now they are a part of daily work life for many of us. We’re going to be using those tools more in the coming months as the university moves away from BuckeyeBox.  

The OCIO is offering a series of webinars to help us become more familiar with Office 365 applications, including Teams and OneDrive. The first two are this week. Microsoft instructors will be presenting classes on these apps throughout spring semester.  

The first few are now posted, including: 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Microsoft Teams training: Level 100 

  • Thursday, Feb. 18 – Microsoft Teams training: Level 200 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 – Learn about Microsoft Teams Meetings 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 – Microsoft OneNote training: Level 100 

  • Thursday, Feb. 25 – Microsoft OneDrive training: Level 100 

Here is the link for these Office 365 sessions: it.osu.edu/news/2021/02/08/mastering-office-365-online-training-person-instructors. The times for each session vary. 

You don’t have to register, but the OCIO recommends users look at the instructions and test the link before the webinar. They’re also going to post a session of each class so you can take a look whenever you like.  

Meanwhile, the transition to Workday continues with interactive webinars for Student Life team members every week. The goal is to provide a consistent place for us to learn, and then ask questions, as we use the system. They are at 2 p.m. each Thursday and are currently scheduled through the end of March. You can sign up online: osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p8y_JfbFQYWqoU5BKVMMPw   

Speaking of training, be sure to complete the annual Report=Support! online training. You’ll find it in your BuckeyeLearn account. All of us have the responsibility to advance a culture of respect and promote a safe and healthy campus. The interactive course takes less than 30 minutes to complete and will help us know how to recognize sexual misconduct, learn how to address, disrupt and report sexual misconduct and how to access support resources.  

Don’t put it off. It must be completed by May 30, 2021.  

These trainings will help us stay Scarlet and Great.  

Melissa