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Universal Instructional Design Resources

CU Boulder is committed to fostering an accessible campus environment and offers a host of universal design resources and services to help you ensure your content is accessible for all learners. As a new semester starts, here are the tools, services and learning opportunities that instructors and content developers will find most useful.

Universal Design and Introduction to Accessible Materials: a video explanation of the principles of universal design.

Unlock Access with SensusAccess Document Converter

As part of CU-Boulder’s commitment to fostering an accessible campus environment, OIT licensed a service called SensusAccess, which allows anyone with an @colorado.edu email address to upload a document and have it automatically converted to an accessible document type. By following four easy steps on the CU-Boulder SensusAccess form, the document you upload is converted into an alternative, accessible format and the result is delivered in your email inbox.

Clicker Update, Instructor Clickers & Clicker Training

Spring 2017 is upon us and there are some major changes to the CUClicker service. The first is an unexpected software update. Because Apple changed the way third-party applications install in the Sierra OS environment, we need to update the i>clicker software mid-year. If you already have i>clicker (version 7.4 or higher) installed and running on your computer, then you don’t need to make any changes this semester.

Instructor Start-of-Semester D2L Tips

With winter break winding down, it's time to prepare for your spring courses. If you're planning on using Desire2Learn, we have some helpful tips to ease you into the new semester:

Helpful tip #1: Request your D2L course today. It can take up to two days for your D2L course to be made available so the earlier you make your request, the better.

Beginning-of-Term D2L Workshops

With the winter break already winding down, it’s time to start preparing your spring courses. CU Boulder’s Learning Technology Consultants are hosting a series of D2L workshops with advanced drop-in hours to help make this process a little bit easier.

These workshops will cover a range of topics, including:

New DocuSign Login Experience

Starting January 13, DocuSign, CU Boulder’s electronic signature application, will have a different login experience. Currently, users log into DocuSign using their @colorado.edu email address and a DocuSign-specific password they created. After January 13, DocuSign will use CU Boulder’s Federated Identity Service and IdentiKey information to access accounts.

Partnering To Advance CU Boulder’s Mission

Every three years OIT sets out to determine how we can best serve the campus community. Through input from all of our stakeholders--students, faculty, staff, administration and researchers--we establish our strategic goals for the coming years and publish them in our strategic plan.

In OIT’s 2015-18 strategic plan, we have laid out four strategic goals:

Holiday Closures and IT Resources

During the Fall and Winter Breaks, the IT Service Center and Walk-In Desktop Support will operate according to the following schedules. Our offices will also be closed for university holidays noted in the Academic Calendar.

Make Your Content Connect with Captions

As part of CU Boulder’s commitment to fostering an accessible campus environment, OIT recently launched a captioning service which will assist faculty and staff in getting video or audio content captioned or transcribed to meet the new CU Boulder Campus Standards for the Accessibility of Information and Communication Technology Policy (PDF).

Updates to Wi-Fi. Plan Use Accordingly.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) understands that wireless service is critically important to nearly everyone on campus and is constantly working on ways to improve this service while minimizing impacts.

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