U.OSU is the university’s easy-to-use professional website platform. Share your work and explore sites from throughout The Ohio State community. “U” because it’s about the work you do at this university.
What is it?
U.OSU provides web space to support professional and educational activities at The Ohio State University. Students, faculty and staff use U.OSU.EDU to share independent work, host course assignments, enhance project visibility, communicate within groups, and represent organizations.
What’s under the hood?
For those who want the technical details, the service is a multi-site WordPress installation hosted by EduBlogs. It provides a flexible and easily accessible platform for individuals to post about their work. Sites can contain both static pages and chronological blog posts.
How can I use it?
U.OSU is designed to support professional sites for groups and individuals affiliated with Ohio State. What does that mean? Here are some examples:
- A professional profile that highlights scholarly, pedagogical, and service activities, with pages for a biographical statement, curriculum vitae, teaching overview and course listing, research statement and more.
- A portfolio of projects, both in process and completed, that can be used to demonstrate skills and experiences. Regular posts can share progress on ongoing projects in the field or in the classroom.
- A forum to enable sharing among community members who might otherwise be separated geographically or by discipline.
- A site to host and share resources, notes, and collections of digital materials.
- A site created for use in a class or as a group project (assuming the site is ultimately owned and managed by one individual).
Follow our footsteps or think up something new. The next step is yours!
Where do I go for help?
If you need help the Teaching and Learning Resource Center is your first stop, with tutorials and answers to frequently asked questions. If you need additional support or can’t find what you are looking for, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 (HELP).
Details such as Service Level Targets and other fine print is available in the OCIO Service Catalog.
updated Jan 25 2021