Ohio State has teamed up with Box to offer faculty, staff and students an easy way to share files and folders online. To sign up for your university BuckeyeBox account, you must visit my.osu.edu. Once logged in, you need to click BuckeyeBox from the left hand menu. Then, simply accept the Terms and Conditions to enable your account.

Go to box.osu.edu to log in (and authenticate with BuckeyePass) and begin viewing, sharing and editing files online. Not sure where to start? Once you have activated your BuckeyeBox account, we recommend viewing our Knowledge Base article that outlines training resources. Go to Box University to view a number of quick videos and instructor led training available free online to help you get the most out of your BuckeyeBox experience. Within Box University you can add courses, watch videos and join webinars to learn the system.

OCIO has compiled a short list of the most applicable courses in a Knowledge Base article on Box University. Start by launching the “Navigating Box” course to understand the look and feel. Next the “User Essentials” course will give you all the basics to start using box. For a more in depth tutorial, launch the “Box Education New User Course Series” that explains best practices for sharing, communicating and organizing your files within box.

If you are having any issues logging in please contact the IT Service Desk via Self Service or by phone at 614-514-IT4U (4848)

Diversity and Inclusion April Workshops 

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Unconscious Bias

Register Now – cfaes/equityandinclusion/aprilworkshop

This interactive workshop will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously widen the diversity gap and negatively impact us and the people we interact with. Participants will learn how to identify and empathetically respond to unconscious, or implicit, bias in order to foster a more inclusive environment for everyone. Prior to the workshop, participants are asked to take a few online tests developed by Harvard University to detect unconscious biases and preferences. The Implicit Associations Tests are brief, easy to complete and informative http://www.implicit.harvard.edu/implicit (you do not need to register, just click “project implicit social attitudes”). Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their results during the workshop in a respectful and judgement-free environment.

This workshop is free and open to all CFAES faculty, staff, and postdocs on a first come basis. Cap: 30 participants.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Columbus – April 19th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm (250A Ag Admin). Registration deadline Apr. 15.

Wooster – April 26th, 1:00-4:00 pm (126 Research Services). Registration deadline Apr. 22.

Additional workshops are posted on the Equity and Inclusion website.

Security Awareness [PY5]

Each year to ensure data security across the College, CFAES IT requires everyone to take the annual security training provided by the University. It was previously offered in BuckeyeLearn as, “Securing the Human,” but this year the training is titled, “Security Awareness [PY5]”.

We ask that all faculty and staff log into BuckeyeLearn to access this training and complete it by June 28th, 2019. Instructions on accessing this training are below.

Access the Training

The training explains how users play a critical role in protecting our university and covers a wide array of topics on how users can protect their cyber activities, both at home and at work. SANS has updated their materials from previous years to make it more engaging.

The course is available for anyone to request in BuckeyeLearn by searching for Security Awareness [PY5] and clicking REQUEST. Alternatively, departments can request enrollment at the unit/department level enrollments by emailing buckeyelearnsupport@osu.edu. Users who already completed the current offering in BuckeyeLearn (published in November 2018) do not need to repeat it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Michael Chakerian (chakerian.1) or Kaylee Buzard (buzard.19).

CFAES Help Desk now redirects to OCIO Self Service

As a reminder, the CFAES Help Desk website now redirects to the OCIO Self Service site at go.osu.edu/IT. You are likely familiar with using this site as a way to request help with certain services like email and password resets. You can use this site to submit tickets and order services for any IT issues.

Faculty and staff can use the OCIO Self Service tool to submit tickets for issues and order services. This allows both you and the IT Service Desk team to track your ticket, communicate with each other through one system, and help resolve issues in an efficient manner. You can learn more about the Self Service site by viewing the brief training module: Self Service Overview

The CFAES IT Help Desk website had some topics listed in a drop down menu to help categorize your requests. On the OCIO Self Service site, you can get help with any IT issues by submitting a ticket or ordering services that you need. To get started, log in to the site using the button on the right side of your screen.

Submit a Ticket

If you are having IT issues and need assistance, you can click the large red “Need some help?” button that appears on the dashboard after you have logged in. You will see various categories to select from to report your issue. If your issue does not fall under one of those categories, just select “Other” and provide details about your request. You can also select “Get Help” from the menu on the left side of the screen and select to submit a ticket. A list of categories will appear to select from, including CFAES specific items. Click the following link to view a brief training module on how to submit a ticket: Submitting a Ticket.

Order Services

If you need to order a service, click the Order Services button in the menu on the left side. You can select from a wide range of service options. Common requests like event support, loaner devices, file share, and print share appear under the Client Computer Services menu. Click the following link to view a brief training module on how to order services: Ordering Services.

In addition to the 24/7 Self Service site, you can always call 614-514-IT4U (4848) with IT-related questions. Calling the IT Service Desk is the best method to get help for an urgent request.

April Lunch and Learn Series

Video Bootcamp
During the month of April the CFAES eTeam, including Extension and OCIO, has offered a series of 3 sessions which help participants gain basic skills in producing quality education and extension videos.  All sessions are available via zoom, where participants meet for one hour.  Participants are encouraged to come with an idea for a video clip and work with that throughout April. All sessions are also recorded. To receive the links for recordings, register at the link below to be added to the email list.

Register for the last session at:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, along with options to add it to your calendar.

April 18 (noon – 1:00) – Video 301: After the Shoot
In this session we will focus on editing video/audio to produce a final product, exporting files, closed captioning, and video hosting/storage options. A brief demo of Clips, iMovie and Adobe Rush will be provided to give you a glimpse of editing software platforms. Session Facilitator:  Valerie Childress, Instructional Development Specialist, ATI-CFAES

Extension Digital Engagement Webinar Series

All webinars will be recorded and posted on the Extension Ed Tech YouTube channel.

Future Webinar Dates and Topics

All webinars will begin at 10am unless otherwise noted. Stay tuned for registration information.

Podcasting – Monday, April 29th

Danae Wolfe
Podcasting is becoming an increasingly popular medium of entertainment and education for its ease of accessibility and affordability. In this session, participants will learn the basics of getting started with podcasting. From equipment to storyboarding ideas, everyone will leave with inspiration for starting their own Extension podcast. Register here: https://osu-cfaes.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HKhzE78CTUKCrJVbWZzQCQ

Getting Started with Zoom – Monday, May 20th

Danae Wolfe
Zoom is a robust digital tool that offers HD quality video-conferencing with screen-sharing capability. From hosting small committee meetings to offering educational webinars, Zoom allows people to connect in from all corners of the state or nation. Additionally, Zoom allows you to record meetings and webinars so even those unable to join live can engage with your content. This webinar will offer best practices for using Zoom to host small video meetings and large educational webinars while showcasing built-in engagement tools like polling, whiteboard, and breakout rooms.

Developing Branded Infographics with Piktochart – Monday, July 29th

Danae Wolfe
Infographics offer a great way to help audiences consume statistic-heavy information in a fun and engaging way. This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of using the free online program, Piktochart, to design and publish branded interactive infographics that can be shared on social media, posted on websites, or printed.

Assessing Impact and Engagement of Digital Learning – Monday, August 5th

Debby Lewis and Danae Wolfe
Evaluating impact is a priority of Extension programs. Assessing the impact of digital content and online learning opportunities is no less important than assessing the impact of traditional face-to-face programs, but it does require a bit more planning and preparation. Evaluation should be fully integrated into the development and design of online learning opportunities. This webinar will offer participants helpful information on incorporating evaluation into formal online learning through online courses and webinars and informal online learning through social media, videos, and e-newsletters.

Accessibility – Monday, September 23rd

Megan Fogel (ODEE)
Megan Fogel, Office of Distance Education and e-Learning (ODEE)
As a public institution, The Ohio State University and OSU Extension have a responsibility to create and disseminate content that is accessible to all audiences. Creating accessible contents means reducing barriers to content consumption and comprehension. Examples include ensuring that screen readers can easily read written text aloud, assigning alternate text to graphics so they may be appropriately described, and including captions with video content. This webinar will cover the basics of creating accessible digital content and cover OSU’s legal obligations in offering content that is accessible to all audiences.


Questions or comments?

Contact Danae Wolfe