If you’re not using your smartphone to further your teaching and learning, maybe it's not so smart after all. But don’t tell your phone that. Instead, use this list of resources to raise the IQ of your phone and other mobile devices.
Desire2Learn has existed on the CU-Boulder campus for over two years now. And at this moment in the current fall semester, over 2,400 courses are using D2L. With so many instructors utilizing D2L at CU-Boulder, the growing collective knowledge about D2L has contributed to increasingly effective uses of the feature-rich online learning environment.
The following video illustrates how instructors at CU-Boulder have tapped into the power of the Desire2Learn to heighten student engagement and achieve course learning objectives.
This fall semester, instructors and students will enjoy improved interaction between VoiceThread and Desire2Learn.
In preparation for the start of the 2013-14 academic year, Desire2Learn (D2L), CU-Boulder’s online learning environment, will undergo an upgrade on Wednesday, August 14 to improve functionality and fix bugs. This upgrade will make the service unavailable from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on August 14.
During the past year the campus online learning environment has moved from CULearn to Desire2Learn (D2L). And now the transition is complete; CULearn was retired August 31st.
Many faculty across campus have been using D2L for their courses, research, and work groups during the past three semesters. They have experimented with D2L’s extensive set of tools, which can help make teaching and learning easier and more effective. Now we want to help you make the move to D2L, too.
Mobile MyCUInfo, located at https://m.colorado.edu/mycuinfo/, makes it possible for students to check their grades, view class schedules and location, book lists and more, all on a smartphone or other mobile device. The schedules, books, and grades you can access in the Student tab of MyCUInfo are presented in a mobile-friendly format so you always have them with you.
Over Maymester 2014, the campus i>clicker software will be upgraded, requiring that the firmware on all base stations be updated too. If you have a base station and plan to teach with i>clicker after Maymester 2014, please exchange your base station for a new one at the IT Service Center located in the Technology Learning Center, starting during finals week of Spring 2014.
This website provides comprehensive information regarding the outages, evaluations and decisions for changes as well as path forward to ensure the campus has a technology environment with the stability and reliability needed to appropriately support teaching and learning activities of the campus.
D2L is CU-Boulder’s primary Online Learning Environment (OLE). In the spring 2013 semester, approximately 2,445 university courses relied on D2L, affecting over 25,433 students. Early in the spring 2013 semester, CU-Boulder was impacted by two significant outages of the Desire2Learn (D2L) collaborative learning environment, which also affected a many of D2L’s other clients.
As this semester comes to an end, OIT has a few D2L related end-of-semester housekeeping reminders and a sneak peak at the new login page which will be in place for the fall 2013 semester.
As the end of the spring semester approaches, here are a few reminders to help bring this academic year to a smooth end.
On Monday, April 1, 2013, i>Clicker announced a software update to version 6.2.4. The announcement was only supposed to have been sent to campus administrators, but some faculty were included on the announcement. Though this update is available, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) strongly recommends that no one install it at this point in time. The base stations that have been placed in classrooms all over campus, as well as those registered to individual instructors, are not compatible with this update.
A Desire2Learn (D2L) hosting infrastructure problem that affected CU-Boulder’s collaborative learning environment, and a quarter of D2L clients, from January 29 to February 1, has been attributed to a process D2L employed to migrate data to upgraded networking and storage equipment.
The D2L outage has impacted many universities, including CU-Boulder. We apologize for the inconvenience of this unacceptable outage.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to feedback sessions so that you can voice your frustrations about the outage. No registration is required.
The following memo was sent to CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Many instructors opt to use iClickers to conduct live Q&A sessions in class with students. Starting this spring, the improved iClicker+ is available to students for purchase in the campus bookstore.
Faculty - Ensure You Have the Latest iClicker Software on Your Computer