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Technology on Campus

Clicker Technology, University of Colorado Boulder


Gmail and Google Apps offer students Google-powered communication and collaboration tools, including Gmail, calendars, groups, and document management and storage.

Desire2Learn (D2L) is CU-Boulder's learning management system.

Smart Classrooms include, at minimum, a DVD, overhead projector, video projection unit (TV or data projector), and UCB Wireless service. There are more than 100 of these technology-enabled classrooms and lecture halls located throughout campus, as well as multimedia facilities in the ATLAS Institute and Eaton Humanities buildings.

Clickers are a popular teaching tool that allows students to participate in classes and answer questions using hand-held devices.

Computer Labs & Internet Kiosks are available at no cost to all students and are found in various locations throughout campus. Computer labs have either PC or Macintosh computers and include a wide variety of software. Internet Kiosks are a place for quick e-mail checks and Web surfing.

Wireless Internet Access can be found in almost all buildings on campus, in popular campus life locations, and in most residence halls.

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The ATLAS Institute offers multidisciplinary courses that blend components of our multimedia world in a variety of media- and discipline-specific areas.

Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT) provides training resources to faculty and students, and assists Arts & Sciences programs with tech-related needs.

The Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) is a state-of-the-art facility supporting the study of language and cultures in an inviting atmosphere.


OIT Quick Start is your technology support resource on campus. Quick Start helps you efficiently tap into a comprehensive suite of IT services offered on the CU-Boulder campus.

MyCUinfo is a secure web site where enrolled students can access information about their records and conduct business with the university, including:

  • Announcements
  • Course registration
  • Grades
  • Billing
  • WebFiles
  • Student employment listings
  • Registrar forms
  • News and events

A personal computer is recommended if it is financially feasible for you. OIT Quick Start has devised a recommended shopping list of everything you might need for computing at CU-Boulder.

  • Academic discounts are available on computers and software through the CU-Boulder Book Store.
  • Students who intend to purchase a computer and wish to have its cost included in their financial aid calculations are encouraged to consult the Office of Financial Aid before purchasing a computer.