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I.T. Support for Students


The Office of Information Technology offers a wide range of computing and technology services and resources for Ohio Northern University students.

IT Help Desk Phone:  419-772-1111         Email:  help-desk@onu.edu
 


Important Logins:

EMAIL  |  NORTHERN ONLINE  |  TASK STREAM  |  eBILL  |  SELF SERVICE BANNER

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Repair & Support


If you need help with your personal computer, please contact the IT Help Desk at 419-772-1111 or help-desk@onu.edu.  Walk-ins are also welcome (located in Northern Commons 121).

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Software Installation
  • Operating System Installation
  • Virus/Malware Removal
  • Mobile Device Setup
  • Data Backups
  • Data Restoration
  • Network Your Gaming Device
  • Password Resets

 

Walk-in Hours:
Monday - Friday  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Phone Support Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Weekend Hours - Phone Support Only:
Saturday  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

 

Software Downloads


ONU offers various free and paid software downloads to students.


Recommended Mobile Apps:

                  

 

 

 

Technology Recommendations


The Office of Information Technology does not recommend a specific vendor for computer purchases. Both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh systems are supported. However, the following minimum requirements should be met when purchasing a new computer. The College of Law and the College of Business Administration recommend a laptop.

Ohio Northern University students are eligible for special educational pricing from the following vendors:
 

DELL UNIVERSITY  |  APPLE EDUCATION PRICING
 

Hardware:

  • Processor:  Core i3 (4th Gen) or greater
  • Memory:  8 GB of RAM or greater
  • Hard Drive:  128 GB or greater
     

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft:  Windows 10
  • Apple:  macOS 10.12  Sierra
     

Software Provided by the University:

  • Current Microsoft Windows Operating System (upgrade license)
  • Microsoft Office (Windows and Mac OS X) - Get Office 365
     

Extra Considerations:

  • Wired network ports are available in residential rooms (ethernet cable provided at the IT Help Desk).
  • For devices without built-in Ethernet, consider an external Ethernet adapter.
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n is available in academic and residential areas.
  • Printers are accessible in academic labs. Consider purchasing a personal printer (wireless printing not supported).
  • Android Tablet or iPad
  • Headphones
  • A USB Flash/Thumb drive (16 GB or greater)
  • Wireless mouse for laptop
  • Extra phone charger
     

Cellular Coverage:

  • Verizon Wireless (4G on campus)
  • ATT Wireless (3G on campus)
     

Please install the latest operating system updates and anti-virus definitions before you arrive on campus.

 

 

 

ONU Cable TV System


ONU residence halls became digital cable ready in July 2014. A digital/HDTV that has a QAM tuner is required to receive digital channels. Most televisions purchased after 2008 will have this tuner. A QAM digital tuner allows your TV to receive high definition digital TV programming without the need for a set-top box. Unfortunately some low cost TVs come with only NTSC and ATSC digital tuners, but not QAM digital tuners. NTSC and ATSC digital tuners are not compatible with the ONU cable TV system.
 

ONU Cable TV Channel Lineup
 

Equipment Needed:

  • Cable-ready television with a QAM tuner. In order to view the high-definition channels, you will need an HDTV. If your television does not have a QAM tuner, you must purchase a separate digital set-top converter (digital converters are available at many online retailers)
  • Coaxial TV Cable
     

Connecting:

  • Connect one end of the coaxial TV cable to the coax jack on the wall-plate and connect the other end to the IN or ANTENNA jack on your TV
  • Set your tuner to CABLE
  • Run your TV’s scan or auto-program feature to discover all available channels
     

Cable TV Issues:

Please call the IT Help Desk at 419-772-1111 for assistance.

 

 

 

 

Information Technology: Help Desk

IT Help Desk

419-772-1111
help-desk@onu.edu
Northern Commons Room 121
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed