Quick Start Guide

Last Updated: 05/29/2015

Student Quick Start

Campus Identity

An IdentiKey consists of a CU-Boulder login name and an IdentiKey password. Your IdentiKey grants access to most campus IT services, including:

  • MyCUInfo
  • Email
  • OIT Labs
  • Campus Network
  • Desire2Learn
  • VPN

Your CU-Boulder online identity preferences are managed through the web-based service, Identity Manager.

Network Connectivity

Utilizing the Network Access Control system, CU-Boulder provides wired, wireless and VPN connections for all campus affiliates. Whether in class, in residence halls, on the Buff Bus, or working off-campus, stay connected to the CU-Boulder network and access all campus resources. Visit the Networking and Internet Services page for more information.

Messaging and Collaboration

CU-Boulder has partnered with Google in order to offer Google-powered communication and collaboration tools to the campus. Students receive many applications including Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, Chat, Groups, Drive (Docs), Sites, Analytics, and more in order to collaborate effectively in the classroom. More information can be found on the Google service page.

Students also have access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite of services which includes, Office Online, OneDrive, Lync/Skype for Business, SharePoint and free ProPlus software applications.

Software and Hardware

On the Site License page you’ll find information about education pricing on computers as well as software for CU-Boulder affiliates. Software offerings range from Antivirus and AutoCAD to MATLAB and SAS. Additionally students have access toMicrosoft Office applications at no charge.

Printing

Students receive a set amount of Campus Cash for printing every semester, allowing for the use of over 100 printers across campus. The sophisticated and sustainable printing service allows users to print from campus labs, personal computers, and even mobile devices. Visit the Student Printing Services page for more information.

Help and Support

IT assistance available daily by contacting the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or help@colorado.edu.

Free walk-in computer and application support available in Norlin Library or the Technology Learning Center.

Getting Started with Campus Technology

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Welcome to CU-Boulder!

CU-Boulder is proud of its superior information technology (IT) environment. As a CU-Boulder student you'll be able to take advantage of educational technology tools, wireless network access, an extensive array of modern computing labs, and innovative classroom technology.

OIT is a combined effort with the goal of helping you efficiently tap into a comprehensive suite of IT services offered on the CU-Boulder campus. OIT partners with the following departments in this effort: CU Bookstore, Housing and Dining Services (Housing IT and Residence Life), Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, School of Law Admissions, and University Communications.

Welcome to CU-Boulder!

CU-Boulder is proud of its superior information technology (IT) environment. As a CU-Boulder staff member you'll be able to take advantage of productivity tools, wireless network access, and security tools.

Welcome to CU-Boulder!

CU-Boulder is proud of its superior information technology (IT) environment. As a CU-Boulder student you'll be able to take advantage of educational technology tools, wireless network access, an extensive array of modern computing labs, and innovative classroom technology.