Digital Flagship Handbook

Students working on a project together on an iPadThe Digital Flagship Handbook is a collection of resources connected to your new iPad and using all technology at the university. From understanding how to personalize your iPad to submitting class assignments in the correct formats to keeping yourself safe online, this guide gives you the foundations to use technology confidently at Ohio State. 

We've organized the information into chapters, but you don't have to go in order. Browse around, read it cover to cover or come back when you have a question you would like to answer. 

Chapter 1 - Introduction: This section covers basic troubleshooting as well as pertinent policy documents and recording guidelines. 

Chapter 2 - Basic iPad and App Functions: Learn how to make your iPad work for you and how to get the most out of apps like Notability and Adobe Spark.

Chapter 3 - Tech Tools: Ohio State provides many tools to help you manage your digital life at the university. From submitting assignments on Carmen to working with a group in BuckeyeBox, this chapter covers the tools you'll use in your courses.

Chapter 4 - Digital Literacy: Digital Literacy is being familiar and comfortable with a variety of digital tools so that you can be successful as a student and in your future profession. Our goal is to help equip you with the knowledge to be able to troubleshoot your problems, know where to seek help when needed and be comfortable learning new digital skills. This section will expand more on specific skills that will enhance your digital literacy – like file formats, editing images, and creating videos.

Chapter 5 - Security Awareness: Keep files and devices secure with a brief overview of cybersecurity best practices.