Faculty | Office of Information Technology


Hours Adjustment for OIT Media Lab & Multimedia Checkout

The OIT Media Lab and Student Multimedia Equipment Checkout service will have different hours this fall as the Media Lab Manager, Tim Riggs, has taken on a new role within our organization. OIT will continue to offer the service this semester; however, hours will be shortened and staff will no longer be able to address questions about hardware and software.

New Service Provides Support for Universal Instructional Design

To help move the campus toward the goal of becoming fully accessible according to the CU Boulder Campus Standards for the Accessibility of Information and Communication Technology Policy, the Office of Information Technology has implemented a service for universal design. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Universal Instructional Design Consultant for support in accessible authoring of public-facing content and best practices in course design.

i>clicker/D2L Integration & Start-of-Semester Best Practices

Over the summer some enhancements were made to i>clicker including a new D2L Easy Sync Integration. We also have best practices tips and training to help you make the most of i>clicker.

Best Practices

As always, please download the latest tested version of i>clicker before the semester starts.  Also delete or remove any links from your desktop to previous versions of the software, and delete or archive those old versions. 

Start-of-Semester D2L Tips

With the new school year quickly approaching, it's time to prepare for your fall courses. If you're planning on using Desire2Learn, we have some helpful tips to ease you into the new school year:

Top 10 IT Tips for Back to School

It’s a new school year and the year ahead holds so much promise. Technology will play a key role in your success and here are the top tips to help you make the most of CU Boulder’s technology and support services.

New Service Offers Captioning Assistance

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).

Make the Most of D2L with Training & Consultation

Whether you’re new to Desire2Learn (D2L), need a refresher, or you need to discuss advanced D2L features and techniques, OIT has the training sessions and drop-in hours to help you make the most of the campus learning management system.

Training Sessions

D2L training sessions cover how to upload content, email students, set up the gradebook and use the dropbox. Training sessions will run August 16 to 29 in the Technology Learning Center. Sign up now.

A New Interface for Qualtrics

On Monday, July 18, CU-Boulder moved to the new Qualtrics interface. As part of this update, Qualtrics introduced new features, including a new projects framework, more options for distributing surveys, and an improved way to view responses and results.

Updated URL for Cisco VoIP Phone Self-Care Portal

Starting June 29, those with Cisco VoIP phones who wish to connect to the self-care portal will need to do so using a new URL. If you bookmarked the self-care portal page, please remember to update it to the new URL (https://ucmuser.colorado.edu/ucmuser/) on Wednesday, June 29. Please note that this new URL will not work before June 29.

Directory Assistance Revamp

The Office of Information Technology is revamping the directory assistance service which callers reach when dialing 303-492-1411 or 0 from a campus phone. This update, taking place July 1, will usher in:A woman talks on a cell phone with an antenna in the background.


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