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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I find course and seminar schedules?

A. Credit Courses

    Certificate Programs


Q. How do I register for distance education courses and seminars?

A. Registration information for all course options can be found here.

Q. How will I access distance education course and seminar materials?

A. Course materials will be distributed via video streamed lectures posted to the course web site on CARMEN or on DVDs that are shipped to international students who do not have consistent Internet connectivity. After your registration is processed, you will need to activate your Ohio State ID with the Ohio State Office of Information Technology at Once your Ohio State ID is activated, you can access course materials at

Non-credit seminars can be delivered online, on DVD or live at your company. Seminars do not currently use the CARMEN course management site and you do not need an Ohio State ID to access seminar materials.

Q. What types of software programs will I need for distance education courses and seminars?

A. The course video lectures are streamed through Mediasite on Ohio State's learning management system and are delivered on DVD in mv4 and Flash formats. To access the streamed lectures posted in the Ohio State course management system, CARMEN, you will need a web browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer.

Lectures for the newer professional development seminars are recorded in HD video format that plays automatically from the streaming portal on this site. If you are viewing seminar lectures on DVD, you will need to have Flash installed on your computer.