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Otterbein Academic Continuity

This guide is designed to give suggestions and support for when there are obstacles for face-to-face instruction. For instance, a snow day, power outage, and other unplanned closures.

Help for Faculty, Staff & Students

For questions about teaching and learning online, contact the Center for Teaching & Learning: or 614-823-1035

For technical issues or questions, contact the ITS Help Desk: or 614-823-3100

Cardinal Red Alert Additional Information

Otterbein University provides a free emergency alert/notification system - Cardinal Red Alert — for the campus community that will send email, text messages and automated phone calls in the event of an emergency or cancellation of classes due to inclement weather. By default, all Otterbein email addresses, campus office phone numbers, and mobile phone numbers for student, faculty, and staff are entered into the Cardinal Red Alert emergency notification system. All students, faculty and staff will receive Red Alert messages. No registration or sign-up is required.

To set up the way you receive Cardinal Red Alerts:
  1. Log into My O-Zone
  2. Go to Banner > Personal Information > Update Addresses and Phones.
    Note: Faculty and staff must add an Alert Notification address to which their information is attached. Students can enter their information on any address type, but should keep in mind that it should be an active and up-to-date address.
  3. Click the Submit button to save your settings.