Getting Started Post Request

You having trouble figuring out how to do something you want on this platform? You already read everything you can find on the Resource Center? Use the form below to submit the request for us to research it further. If we can find a good solution, then maybe we will create another post to share it out to everyone. You can also use the form to let us know about something you discovered that you think others can benefit from.

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Activating Your Account

OSU faculty, staff, and students may activate multiple professional sites on U.OSU. Each site provides a URL of https://u.osu.edu/[uniquename] and 10GB of space for your content.

To get started, you can begin by visiting U.OSU.edu and clicking Sign Up.

The Terms & Conditions page will appear the first time you log into the site. If you agree to these terms, click Accept.

At the Login page, type your name.# and university password, then click Login.

Your first site (http://u.osu.edu/name.#) has been automatically created and you can now begin to manage and post to your site. We recommend just using this site as your portfolio site, but if you have reason to create a site that is for some reason disassociated from your official Ohio State name.#, you can find instructions on setting up another site at: https://resourcecenter.odee.osu.edu/uosu/creating-site.

Recommended Readings from the Resource Center

  1. Navigating U.OSU -> https://resourcecenter.odee.osu.edu/uosu/navigating-uosu
  2. Posts versus Pages -> https://resourcecenter.odee.osu.edu/uosu/posts-versus-pages
  3. Working with Posts -> https://resourcecenter.odee.osu.edu/uosu/working-posts
  4. Working with Pages -> https://resourcecenter.odee.osu.edu/uosu/working-pages
  5. Removing / Moving the Blog Post Page -> https://resourcecenter.odee.osu.edu/uosu/creating-static-site-or-homepage
  6. Customizing Sites (Themes & Branding) -> https://resourcecenter.odee.osu.edu/uosu/customizing-sites-themes-branding

What is U.OSU.EDU?

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 chronologic 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 amongst 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).

Specific information listed in our Terms of Service.

Where do I go for help?

If you need help the 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 u@osu.edu or call 8-HELP (614–688-HELP).

CSS Style Test

The following is just a test of the embedded CSS for the site theme. The goal was to easily and quickly have a frame of reference when selecting and formatting various things as I create posts, pages, and projects on this site.

The code inserted is from: https://www.granneman.com/webdev/coding/htmlcsstestpage


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