Regional Programs: Technology

If you have a modem (dial-up) connection at home, please view streaming lecture and other course video materials at regional campus computer labs.


The Carmen course management system is used for delivery of many program courses. Use your Ohio State University email user ID (e.g., smith.1) and password to log in to Carmen.

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Note: If you cannot log in to Carmen, please contact the main campus help desk at 614-688-HELP (4357) or email

Video Conferencing

Your courses may utilize video conferencing for weekly class sessions. Please cooperate with requests by program staff to sit where you can be seen by faculty and students at other campuses.

Video conferencing utilizes microphone "pods," usually two per classroom and placed so that all students can be heard. These microphones have a center "on" and "off" button that glows red when the microphone is muted. The microphones must remain muted until someone needs to speak at your site because they are very sensitive and pickup all background sounds. Usage will be demonstrated the first night of class.

Lima Campus Computer Labs

Galvin 305, 310, 336, 340, 451:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Library, Cook Hall: 
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Additional hours may be scheduled as needed.  Hours and availability may vary due to scheduled classes, events, finals, and holidays.

Mansfield Campus Computer Labs

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

Marion Campus Computer Labs

The normal hours for general lab (LC 220) in Library Building are:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: closed

Newark Campus Computer Labs

Open Computing Lab in Founders Hall basement, Rooms 174 and 180:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Newark Campus Library has limited open computing until 10 pm weekdays and Sunday noon – 5 pm.

Please follow these technology guidelines to help ensure your success in the General Business Programs courses.

Hardware and Software Requirements

PC Minimum Configuration

  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz Intel Celeron processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 6.4 GB
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • Operating System: Windows XP or greater

Macintosh Minimum Configuration

  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz Intel or Power PC processor (Power Macintosh G4)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • Operating System: Macintosh OS X

Supported Internet Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 7 or greater
  • Safari 3.0 or greater
Your Skills
  • Carmen is The Ohio State University's course management system faculty and students use to teach and learn online.
  • Glossary of Terminology from Ohio State's Office of Technology
Internet Connection

All General Business Programs courses are designed for broadband (high-speed) internet connections and are available through regional campus labs. If you prefer to complete coursework off-campus, we highly recommend a broadband connection to the internet. Attempting to view video components or listen to audio demonstrations with a dial-up / modem connection will be frustrating, if not completely impossible.

Contact your cable or telephone provider for additional information about broadband options and pricing.