Teaching & Learning Spaces

Student Printing and Scanning - Traditional Printing

Overview

Traditional printing involves printing from a computer located in one of OIT's computing labs.

Printing Resources

Resource Description
Printer/Scanner Locations Find campus print locations by using the interactive Printer/Scanner Location Map or the printer/scanner location list.
OIT Labs Find information about OIT's computing labs

How to Print from a Lab Computer

  1. Log into the lab computer with your IdentiKey username and password.

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Desire2Learn - Version 10.2 Upgrade Information

Overview

Desire2Learn has finished upgrading the Learning Environment 10.2. Feature improvements and fixes to D2L's usability and functionality that will enhance instructor and student experiences was completed. 

For Instructors

Content Tool

  • Easier Navigation: The content map is now always available as an expandable left panel while viewing topics. You can quickly navigate to any topic in the module or to any topic in the entire course.
  • Tablet-friendly: The content panel supports swipe gestures on tablets so you can swipe left to expand and right to collapse the panel on your iPad or Android device.

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Four Winds - Central Hosting Option

Overview

The following outline is designed to be used in conjunction with the Four Winds resource page.  There you find the Four Winds hardware configuration guides, software download links, support options and much more.

  1. Plan your system:
    Review the sample network diagram and plan your own digital signage network details.  Be sure to detail your Content Player ID/names (these will need to be provided to FWi for inclusion on the CU signage network), connection types, hardware specs.

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    Four Winds - Self Hosting Option

    Overview

    The following outline is designed to be used in conjunction with the Four Winds resource page.  There you find the Four Winds hardware configuration guides, software download links, Support options and much more.

    1. Plan your system:
      Review the sample network diagram and plan your own digital signage network details. Be sure to include Content Manager and Content Player names, connection types, hardware specs and designate a central content folder within your network.

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      Four Winds - Getting Started

      Overview

      Welcome to the CU digital display (DS) resource center.  This site will introduce the available network configuration options and provided the resources to set-up your network.

      Please review the two available options outlined below.  Once you’ve made your selection, proceed to the Get Started section for the option that you have chosen.

      Option 1: Self Hosting

      If you would like retain absolute control of your DS network by having it self contained within your department, than Option 1 is for you.  With Self Hosting, you will maintain your own XML data base.  Sign management is accomplished via Content Manager, a robust desktop based (PC) drag-n-drop DS content management tool. Let us know if you’re looking for a multi-user environment as there would be a SQL back-end component to discuss.

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      Four Winds - Tips and Tricks

      Overview

      The following tips and tricks have been compiled to help you ensure a smooth digital signage implementation and maintenance.

      Avoid committees

      Committee driven projects tend to experience ‘drag’ and a loss of productive hours resulting in additional time resources and expense.  As a best practice, designate a central team of individuals responsible for each key area of responsibility.  They can delegate as necessary.

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      Four Winds - System Requirements

      Four Winds Interactive System Specifications

      For Content Manager and Content Player PCs (4.0.2.980 or newer)

      Component Required Recommended
      Processor Any Pentium Class Processor (P4 and up) Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or higher
      Memory

      2.0 GB for XP


      2.0 GB for Vista & Windows 7

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      Four Winds - Help

      Digital Signage Hosting Options

      Option 1: Self Hosting

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      Four Winds Digital Signage

      Overview

      CU-Boulder has a campuswide agreement with Four Winds Interactive to provide digital signage software. This enables campus departments to implement digital signage at the cost of the hardware (any windows-based system; hardware is also available through Four Winds Interactive).

      What is Digital Signage?

      Digital signage is a way of electronically displaying information on a screen. A digital sign may be a departures list screen at an airport or possibly a roadside advertisement. More information on digital signage can be found at the Four Winds Interactive website.

      Four Winds and CU-Boulder

      Four Winds Digital Signage is available and customizable to your department by working directly with Four Winds Interactive. Some signage options include:

      Features

      Features

      • Digital signage software available at no-cost to the department
      • Applications including a campus directory, maps with dining locations
      • Four Winds Interactive License per campuswide contract
      • Locally or remote (for fee) serving hosting options
      • Emergency override messaging capabilities
      • ClickAndGo (phone navigation through campus obstacles)
      Benefits

      Benefits

      • Cost saving to the campus through a collaborative contract
      • Easy access to emergency messaging
      Cost

      Cost

      Four Winds Digital Signage software is provided as a common-good to the campus which means there is no direct cost to you or your department (except for hardware).

      If you choose to use the vendor's hosting service, the cost is $60 per player per year plus a startup fee.

      *Note: CU-Boulder has purchased this software to encourage usage for campus departments; however, departments will work directly with Four Winds Interactive when setting up their signage with no direct involvement with OIT.

      Who can get it

      Who can get it

      Faculty, staff or student employees for university use.

      How to get it

      How to get it

      1. Review the available digital display hosting models.
      2. Fill out our registration form
      3. Download the software
      4. Support through Four Winds Interactive
      5. Optional: Work directly with Four Winds Interactive for hosting and/or professional services

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      Technology Equipped Classrooms - Room List

      Overview

      Refer to master key room list below to see if the room you are instructing in has a media cabinet that uses a master key.

      Room List

      The rooms listed below require a master media cabinet key.

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      Student Printing and Scanning - Buff OneCards

      Overview

      Students, faculty, and staff use their Buff OneCards at print-release stations to pay for their print jobs, using Campus Cash associated with their Buff OneCard.

      How it Works

      Students, faculty and staff:

      1. Print their document.
      2. Swipe a Buff OneCard at the print release station
      3. Release their document at the printer.
      4. The displayed amount is charged against their Campus Cash Account quota or balance

      Student Quota

      Students are provided a set amount of free prints each semester. Learn more about student quota.

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      Student Printing and Scanning - Student Print Quota

      Overview

      As part of the Student Computing Fee charged each semester, students receive a set amount of campus cash on their Buff OneCard to use toward printing from any SPS managed printer and release station.

      Student quota is based on the amount billed to a student for the Student Computing Fee each semester.

      • 6 or less credit hours per semester: $4.50 in quota for the semester
      • 7 or more credit hours per semester: $9.00 in quota for the semester

      This amount will is added to a cardholder account within 2 business days of the fee being uploaded to the University Bill.

      Unused quota will carry over from the fall to spring semester. Unused quota will be cleared from the cardholder’s account one week after the Spring commencement.

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      Student Printing and Scanning - Refunds

      Refunds are given for either poor quality prints or for prints lost to paper jams. Imaging Services is able to process refunds at any one of their two campus locations.

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      Student Printing and Scanning - Remote Printing

      Overview

      Remote printing allows you to print documents from your personal computer or laptop to OIT printers on campus using downloaded printer drivers. Printing from your room, office, or wireless location is easy -- just print from your computer and your document will be secured electronically for 24 hours until you release it for printing from any SPS printer of the appropriate type.

      Remote Driver Packages

      Printer drivers are combined into one package (for each operating system) so that they can now be used for all printers around campus.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Before installing any printer installers, be sure that old printers and Pharos Popup software (installed before the Spring 2014 semster) have been uninstalled. Detailed uninstallation and installation instructions for printer drivers are located on the following pages:

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      Student Printing and Scanning - Help

      Support Area Description
      Buff OneCards Learn how to use and recharge your Buff OneCard to release your print jobs.
      Campus Cash Cards Patron cards are available for people who don't have Buff OneCards.
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