Learning Tools

Learn more about the tech and tools you need to learn online.

Basic Tech Requirements

You will need:



Continue to employ the security best practices as you learn remotely. 

  • Make sure to lock your computer when you are not using it.
  • Situations like this are prime phishing opportunities, and Ohio State has recently seen an uptick in the number of scams targeting university email accounts. Remain vigilant for security concerns and report suspicious emails to report-phish@osu.edu

Find more resources to protect yourself and your computer at cybersecurity.osu.edu/students

Online Learning Toolset


CarmenCanvas is Ohio State’s learning management system. Your online classes in Carmen will serve as a hub for all the course content and activities. View the Getting Started Guide for help using CarmenCanvas. Contact the Carmen team for additional support.


CarmenZoom is a video, audio and chat collaboration tool used in many online courses. View the Getting Started with CarmenZoom guide

Even if you have not yet used the tool for classes or meetings, make sure to log in through CarmenZoom ahead of time to make connecting in the future more seamless. Make sure you are logged in through https://osu.zoom.us/, rather than a free Zoom account, so you are not limited to 45-minute calls.

Show your Buckeye pride: Download custom Ohio State CarmenZoom backgrounds 


BuckeyeBox makes group projects and other collaboration simple. Each student has an account in the cloud for sharing documents with peers, reviewing on the go, collaborative writing and more.

To learn more, visit the Online Knowledge Base

Microsoft Office 365

Your BuckeyeMail also gives you access to Microsoft Office 365, which Ohio State students are eligible to use for free. Your Office 365 ID is your full BuckeyeMail address and the password you chose when you activated your Ohio State username. For directions on how to use Office 365, visit go.osu.edu/office365help.


BuckeyePass, also known as Duo, is a multifactor authentication service used to log in to many Ohio State services. To manage your BuckeyePass devices:

  1. Go to buckeyepass.osu.edu
  2. Click the Register/Manage Devices button (you are encouraged to register more than one device)
  3. Follow the instructions to finish setting up BuckeyePass

Click here for the BuckeyePass Quick Start guide, and visit go.osu.edu/duohelp for more detailed instructions.


Your BuckeyeMail address is your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) @buckeyemail.osu.edu. This is your official university email account and should be checked daily.


Your instructor will communicate with you about how scheduled exams will function. You may be required to take exams or quizzes online using Proctorio. View the Installing Proctorio guide to learn how to get started using the proctoring tool. 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe is offering its Creative Cloud Service to students at no cost until the end of May. Users can visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and sign in to download and install apps. 

Learn more from it.osu.edu.

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Mobile Learning Apps

You have access to apps designed to support your learning and life at Ohio State. These apps, including the Ohio State app, are available for download on iOS and Android. You are also encouraged to download other learning and organization apps from the Apple Store and Google Play.

Disability Services

If you are in need of accommodations such as assistive technology or accessible media, Student Life Disability Services works to enable equal access to learning and university life. 

SLDS is still open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All drop-ins and student appointments will be conducted via phone or virtually until further notice. SLDS will not be proctoring exams until further notice. The Assistive Technology Computer Lab will be closed. 

Please refer to the SLDS and Virtual Instruction FAQ for information related to specific accommodation requests. 

If you have concerns with how your disability will intersect with the transition to virtual learning or if you encounter any unanticipated barriers, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

  • Phone: 614-292-3307
  • Video Phone: 614-500-4445
  • Email: slds@osu.edu