The ONU Music, Education, and Art Departments adopt iPads to enhance the learning environment.

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ChangeMyPassword allows you to manage your ONUnet credentials without having to contact the IT Help Desk.

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Having issues getting to your course through My.Olivet? Go directly to Joule, our learning management system at

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We have nearly 40 full-time employees including programmers, developers, specialists, helpers and others.

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Welcome to the Olivet Nazarene University Information Technology web site. The Department of Information Technology exists to provide the best service and technology to Olivet Nazarene University to both foster and further the University’s educational goals in support of faculty, staff, and students.

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11/24/2014 - Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Available for Free to Students and Employees

Microsoft has expanded the availability of free Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to all Office 365 subscribers.  This means that all Olivet students and employees can now get Microsoft Office for both Windows and Mac at no charge on up to five computers.  This option was only available to traditional undergraduate students until now.


10/10/2014 - Joule Maintenance Pack Update - October 16

Moodlerooms (the company hosting Olivet's Joule system) is applying a maintenance pack update to Joule which requires the system to be unavailable for a period of time between 3:00 am and 5:00 pm Thursday, October 16.


09/27/2014 - The Shellshock Vulnerability - Updated 9/30

You may have heard information in the news about the Shellshock vulnerability that was announced last week.  Click the "More" link to learn about updates just released from Apple, find more information about this vulnerability, the impact on Olivet systems, and how it potentially impacts you.


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12/19/2014 - 6:00pm - 12/20/2014 - 6:00am - System Maintenance

Regular infrastructure and system maintenance is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  System resources may be unavailable for periods of time during this maintenance window.  Please plan accordingly.


01/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 01/10/2015 - 6:00am - System Maintenance

Regular infrastructure and system maintenance is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  System resources may be unavailable for periods of time during this maintenance window.  Please plan accordingly.


02/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 02/14/2015 - 6:00am - System Maintenance

Regular infrastructure and system maintenance is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  System resources may be unavailable for periods of time during this maintenance window.  Please plan accordingly.


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Open Why aren't some of my students listed in Blackboard?

If a student is not listed in Blackboard either in your Roster, Email, or Grade Center, that student is not officially enrolled in the course. They may have pre-registered but have not finished their registration with the Registrar's Office. Contact that student and make sure they finish registering and have enrolled in that course. Blackboard is updated three times a day so if someone adds or drops a course, they should appear in Blackboard within 12 hours.

Open Why do I receive "undeliverable" messages when I send emails to my students?

If you are receiving undeliverable messages back when you send emails from Blackboard, there is a problem with the student's email address. Contact the Help Desk and give them the student's email address.

Open How do I access Olivet Email?

You can access your Olivet email account by logging into My Olivet.  At the top of the home page you should see a button labeled "Access Outlook email."  Just click that button to be taken to the email login page.

You can also access Olivet email directly by visiting and entering your full Olivet email address (<username> and your email password. If you are a new student and have not yet changed your email password, you will use the default password given to you when you received your account details.

Open Why do the links in my document go bad when I bring it/attach it in Blackboard?

When you attach a document in Blackboard, you are taking a copy of the original document and placing it on a new computer (the Blackboard computer). If you have created a website on your J: drive and have linked from the webpage you are attaching to another document on the J: drive, the document will continue to follow the relative path to that document. For example, if I link from my syllabus to the grading rubric, the path it would take looks like this: rubrics/grading_rubric.html. That path tells me that the grading_rubric.html file is located in the rubrics folder. The path is relative because it only tells me where to go from the syllabus to access the document.

In order to fix it so that the links work, you have to change the links from relative to absolute. To do this, (this example is from Media's website) you would change the link from rubrics/grading_rubric.html to That way, the link will always go to Media's site to find it rather than trying to find it on the Blackboard computer. Once you have changed the links to absolute, attach the document in Blackboard again and it should work for you.

Open When will the fall/spring/summer courses be created so I can start work on my courses?

Blackboard courses are usually available a month or two before the beginning of the next semester. If you have a course that you would like to begin working on, you can request that the course be made available to you by contacting the Help Desk.

Open If I put an exam on Blackboard, will students have access to printing it out?

Since Blackboard works inside of a browser, it takes on all of the functions of that browser. Since browsers offer the option to print pages they display, students can print out anything they view, including the quiz. There are a few ways to combat this:

  1. Set the quiz to display only one question at a time.
  2. Provide a random block of questions that pulls 20 questions out of a possible 40-50 randomly, meaning that students will receive different versions of the test.
  3. Only allow for a short amount of time to force them to spend all their time on the actual test, quiz, or survey.

Open Is there any phone service that comes with my room and what is the cost?

All rooms come with a single phone line shared between roommates. Each student is given his or her own phone number to that line. The cost of the phone line is included in the room fee. You will not need to bring your own telephone to connect to the phone line as one is provided by Olivet. You are unable to use a telephone brought from home. Voice mail is also provided. Voice mail is set up so that each roommate has his or her own private mailbox.

Open How do I see the results of a survey/course evaluation I posted in Blackboard?

To see the results of a Blackboard survey once it has been completed:

  1. Enter your course
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Evaluation, then Grade Center
  4. Find the column for your survey and notice the following:
    • Each person who has taken the survey will have a checkmark in that column
    • You cannot see results for one person (it is an anonymous survey) but it does allow you to see who has taken it
  5. To see the results of the survey, click on the column heading (the name of the survey)
  6. Click Attempts Statistics
  7. Click OK

Open Can I change the email address of a student from their Olivet email address to another one?

It is a policy for both undergraduate and graduate students now to require the use of Olivet's email for course-related communication. Students should be made aware that any communication from the professor will occur in their Olivet email and they should be checking that just as regularly as their other email.

Open Can you make a student in a course a TA as well?

It is impossible for a student to be both a Teaching Assistant and a student in the same course. In the past some faculty have requested that a TA account be set up for them so a student could log in separately to grade assignments, add documents, etc. To make this request, contact the Help Desk.

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Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance is performed one Friday per month from 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.

  • December 19
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13