Information Services supports OSU students by providing accounts, technologies, equipment checkout, printing, computing networks, and computing labs. The OSU Computer Helpdesk provides students with technical support for laptops, mobile devices, and campus systems like Blackboard, and if you need in-person support, please visit the Walkup Helpdesk in the Valley Library.
Student employment opportunities are available from a variety of units within IS, including the Open Source Lab, Student Computing Facilities, and the OSU Computer Helpdesk, with the greatest opportunities announced just prior to each new term.
Accounts and Passwords
Accounts & Technologies Guide for New Students
The OSU Account & Technologies Guide is for new OSU students who need to get connected to OSU systems such as email and Blackboard. Even if you are already connected to one or more OSU systems, we recommend you go through this guide, anyway, just to be sure you've covered the bases and know where to get computing help.
Blackboard is OSU's Learning Management System, which is used by both off-campus and on-campus students for classwork.
ONID stands for OSU Network ID. It's a universal computer account available to all OSU students and employees. You use your ONID username and password to access Online Services, Blackboard, ONID email, the wireless network, and many other university computing services.
Computing and Media Resources
Student Employment (Opportunities subject to availability)
Student workers provide programming, development, and support services for the OSU community. Please follow each unit's application guidelines. Some units accept applications during particular dates only and employment cannot be guaranteed. Potential employment is contingent upon eligibility per university policy on student employment.