OnCourse May 2021 Updates

OnCourse May 2021 Updates

May 10, 2021

New Student Facing Scheduler:

On Monday, May 3, the new student facing scheduler was launched in the production site. (If you DO NOT have students self-schedule with you, this change will not affect you). For Advisors, we have a list of new services that students can see in the scheduler. The previous advising services will not appear for students in the scheduler, therefore you will need to use the new list of services when setting up your availability. Advisors, please see the list of services to help in adjusting your availability: Advising Services List

To help make this transition as smooth as possible, we have created some helpful materials for both staff and students:

  1. An overview video for students that includes how to use the new scheduler: Welcome Video
  2. A video for students that show them how to use the Meet with Your Success Team feature in the new scheduler to schedule with their Advisor: Schedule with Your Advisor Video
  3. Walk through pdfs for students of both videos mentioned above: Student Walk Through (General) PDF and Student Walk Through (Advisor Scheduling) PDF
  4. Walk through pdf for staff to learn how to set up their new Personal Availability Link (PAL): Personal Availability Link (PAL) PDF

We will be making the student materials available to students through the OSU Discover App, Buckeyelink, and our website. However we recommend that you send the materials to your students as well. Students are more likely to read and view the materials if they are sent from staff members they know. The updated materials will also be available on our website advising.osu.edu/oncourse.

New Dashboard Feature for Staff:

Staff with assigned students, staff who have scheduled appointments, and/or staff who use appointment campaigns will notice a new dashboard feature on your homepage. The dashboard will feature four tiles: 1. My Assigned Students 2. My Assigned Students Activity 3. My Appointment Summaries and 4. My Appointment Campaigns. These tiles will show summaries and charts based on your OnCourse data.


On June 1 we will be hosting a Lunch and Learn session from 12:00-1:00 PM to demonstrate how to use the new Dashboard feature. Please register on BuckeyeLearn here: OnCourse Lunch and Learns (you must be logged into BuckeyeLearn to use this link).

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at oncourse@osu.edu.