Tech Tutoring With Student Mentors

Got a question about tech at Ohio State? Ask us!

There are a lot of tech tools that support your learning at Ohio State, like CarmenCanvas, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Spark, and Digital Flagship technology kits. You might be new to using these tools, or your classes might require you to use features you're not familiar with. That's when Tech Tutoring can help 

Our student mentors are fellow students who have worked with Ohio State staff to become pros at using learning tools from around the university. They know iPad tips and tricks and can even help you decide what app is best for completing projects. Chat with us today if you're looking for quick resources and recommendations or schedule a video call if you'd like to see demonstrations or walk through a process with a peer.  

We are here to support your use of technology for success at Ohio State.  

How We Can Help:

 

Building a Presentation

  • Explore tools and features in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Sway, and Adobe Spark. 

  • Learn how to make your presentations more engaging through multimedia. 

  • Learn how to make your presentation more accessible through alt-text and visuals. 

  • And more... 

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Building a Webpage or Blog

  • Explore tools and features in Microsoft SwayAdobe Spark Pageand WordPress. 

  • Learn how to make your webpage/blog more accessible with alt-text. 

  • Learn how to make your webpage engaging and visually appealing with multimedia, GIFs, and embedded items. 

Collaborating on Projects

  • Managcloud sharing services like OneDrive and iCloud. 

  • Learn how to share documents, folders, files with peers through OneDrive, iCloud Drive, etc. 

  • Explore services and tools like enabling security settings, managing participants and breakout rooms, setting up and administering polls through CarmenZoom and Microsoft Teams. 

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Getting Started with iPad

  • Download university-supported apps through SelfService and the Apple app store like DuoMobile, Carmen, Notability, and Buckeyemail. 

  • Create an Apple ID and sign into iCloud.

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Managing Notifications

  • Explore ways to customize your notifications on CarmenCanvas, the Ohio State app, and other apps on your device to help you stay focused. 

  • Provide strategies for digital wellness through the Ohio State Wellness app, App Limits, Downtime, Do Not Disturb, etc. 

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Producing a Podcast

  • Explore on-campus spaces to reserve to record a podcast 

  • Learn how to use recording and editing tools like Garageband. 

  • Learn tips and tricks for high quality audio recording. 

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Producing a Video

  • Explore the tools and features for video recording and editing on Adobe Spark Video, Apple Clips, iMovie, etc. 

  • Learn the best video practices to improve the quality of the video and audio recordings. 

  • Use iPad’s built-in Screen Recording feature. 

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Setting Up My iPad

  • Unbox your iPad, Smart Keyboard, case, and Apple Pencil. 

  • Demonstrathow to properly set up your device. 

  • Help you attach your accessories and connect your Apple Pencil. 

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Storing and Sharing Files

  • Explore cloud storage services to organize, store, and backup files on OneDrive, iCloud Drive. 

  • Learn how to share notes with others. 

  • Explorways to share files in OneDrive, iCloud Drive, etc. 

  • Learn how to navigate your files locally in the Files app.

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Taking Notes and Staying Organized

  • Explore note-taking strategies on your iPad or other devices through Microsoft OneNote, Notability, etc. 

  • Learn how to organize notes by classes in Notability and OneNote. 

  • Learn how to insert images, GIFs, and shapes into your notes. 

  • Exploring how to save, export, and change the file type of your notes. 

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Using a Specific Tool

This category is open-ended. We can provide a helpful perspective in any new area of university-supported technology that you are hoping to integrate into your life as a college student.   

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Using CarmenCanvas

  • Navigating tools and features on CarmenCanvas on your iPad or other devices. 

  • Exploring tools to customize your CarmenCanvas page. 

  • Manage notifications on CarmenCanvas or for a specific course. 

  • Navigate and access CarmenBooks. 

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