You spoke and we listened. You asked for less clutter and more direct access to the things you use most in the MyCUInfo portal. And so on April 30, thanks to the efforts of the CU-Boulder portal usability team, MyCUInfo will undergo an update to make it easier for faculty, staff and students to find the information and resources that they use most.
Starting July 4, when you login to Desire2Learn (D2L), you will enter your login credentials through a new login page called Federated Identity Service. The Federated Identity Service is an IdentiKey login system placed in front of campus web services that allows users to log in to one system, and gain access to others without having to log in again.
After three years of using the discipline of Service Performance Excellence to focus on all our clients stating they have a high degree of satisfaction with the IT services we provide and support, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to report we have achieved the primary goals of our strategic plan.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is making some changes to the CU-Boulder instance of Qualtrics in order to make the service more accessible for people with disabilities. As a part CU-Boulder’s Accessibility Initiative, on May 13, 2015, the CU-Boulder instance of Qualtrics will be modified to prevent survey builders from creating non-accessible surveys. This modification will eliminate a number of question types that are incompatible with screen readers.
Tomorrow April 14, PC users will see a new user interface for Lync: Skype for Business. Skype for Business has a similar look and feel of Skype, but provides the same level of security and control of the Lync client. Now users can collaborate with colleagues and the community--including Skype contacts--in real time, via instant messaging (IM), audio, video, and web conferencing.
UPDATE March 19 at 6:03 p.m.: Electrical contractors have identified that additional time is needed for repairs. The outage has been extended to 10:00 a.m. However, we anticipate that major services will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. We appreciate your patience as we work through this complex initiative. Please understand an outage of this size impacts many moving parts, including over 140 services.
As part of CU-Boulder’s initiative to enhance accessibility and usability of information and communication technology (ICT), a new website devoted to providing information regarding accessible ICT has been launched at www.colorado.edu/accessibility. In addition to providing news and updates about the initiative, the site will also provide resources for faculty and staff who are responsible for creating, selecting, or maintaining ICT.
Cisco AnyConnect VPN provides a secure encrypted tunnel from your computer or mobile device to the CU-Boulder network, allowing you access to on-campus resources (e.g. library resources, file servers) both on and off campus.
The VPN web interface, available at https://cuvpn.colorado.edu, and the Network Connect VPN application will be retired on Thursday, February 5.