Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of solutions that includes Exchange Online as the e-mail and calendaring environment, as well as collaborative office applications such as Office Web Apps, SharePoint, and Lync Online.
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.
OIT's Web Training and Community Manager provides no-cost consults to all CU units to help them satisfy web presence needs.
To access Google Apps for Education you must use a combination of your campus username and identikey password. Although Google asks for your “Email”, the system cannot support the use of your firstname.lastname@example.org as a username. Instead, you must use email@example.com you log into the service. Once you are in the system you can use your preferred email address (usually firstname.lastname@example.org) to share resources.
Google Apps offers 30GB of storage per user, powerful spam filtering and a 99.9% uptime SLA. All hosted by Google - there’s no cost, and no ads for students, faculty or staff
CU-Boulder will not provide backup/restore services for Google Accounts. However, if you are concerned about archiving your data on your own systems, Google offers two services that can help you create back ups and migrate data between services. The Data Liberation Front (managed by Google) will help you extract data from most Google services, including Gmail and Docs, as well as the newly developed Google Takeout service.
The core set of Google services includes:
The core set of Google services includes:
Students will also have limited access to many other Google Applications (other than core applications), although security and legal are still working to determine if students will have access to applications including Google+, Google Books, Google Groups, and many other Google Services.
Yes. CU-Boulder graduates will be able to keep their Google Apps accounts and CU-Boulder e-mail address.
30 GB. You can send attachments within Gmail up to 25 MB, but if you integrate with Google Drive, the limit is the full capacity of your Drive, 30 GB. http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/27/gmail-drive-integration/
Yes. You are encouraged to use the campus-provided Gmail service, but if you prefer to use a different e-mail service, you should change your e-mail delivery location using CU-Boulder Identity Manager. This will forward your e-mail messages to the account you designate, completely bypassing the campus-provided Gmail service.
Previously you had a personal Google account with which you used your @colorado.edu as your username. You must now associate that account with a new username-usually a new @gmail.com email address. You may need to manually migrate (share) Google Documents or Calendars with your new University Google Account. Learn how to address this issue at the Resolve Conflicting Accounts page.
The Google Calendar issue is really just another account conflict issue. Users who want to continue using their Google Calendars will need to share the calendars between their old, transitioned account and there new University Google Apps account.
If you aren't familiar with Google Calendar and how to share calendar, This Google-produced video is a great overview of the various sharing options in Calendar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmU02MRdXtk. If you’d like specific directions on how to share one calendar from your old, transitioned account to your new Google Apps account, please see these instructions: http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37082
Google/Gmail allows you to associate “secondary” e-mail addresses with your Google Account, for use with Google Drive/Calendar and account verification. This message indicates that your email@example.com e-mail address is no longer associated with your personal Gmail account. Going forward, to view Google Documents shared with your @colorado.edu e-mail address, you should sign in with your @colorado.edu Google Apps Account.
Unfortunately there isn’t much standardization between calendars. And although you might find there are a number of applications that purport to sync an Exchange calendar with a Google calendar, OIT is not aware of any that are trusty enough to recommend one. Over time these sync applications tend to be inconsistent and lead to corrupt data. However, OIT will continue to monitor Google and Exchange calendar sync options and make a recommendation if a particular solution proves to be reliable.
Google provides distribution list capability through the Groups app.
Traditional printing involves printing from a computer located in one of OIT's computing labs.
CU-Boulder has partnered with Google in order to offer Google-powered communication and collaboration tools to the campus. Initially, the Google Apps for Education project will focus on moving students (and others) from CULink to Google, and also offer collaboration tools to all campus affiliates. This primary implementation will occur during the Spring 2013 semester, with access to applications being enabled based on affiliation (i.e. student, faculty, staff, retiree, alumni, etc.). To learn more please review the information below.
To access Google Apps you must use a combination of your CU Login Name and IdentiKey password at https://accounts.google.com/ or any core Google Apps login page.
In preparation for the 2013 - 2014 Academic Year, Desire2Learn will be upgraded to Learning Environment 10.2 on Wednesday, August 14. The upgrade will make D2L unavailable for part of the day and you can learn more at the D2L Upgrade Service Alert. In contrast to the major upgrade performed on D2L in January, this upgrade does not involve changes to the look and feel or include significant changes to tool functionality. Rather, it features improvements and fixes to D2L’s usability and added functionality that will enhance instructor and student experiences.
With VoiceThread, people can have asynchronous group conversations around images, documents, videos and presentations they upload to the site. Once a user shares a VoiceThread, others can comment on it verbally (with a microphone or telephone), with text, by uploading an audio file or by recording a video with their webcam. Additionally, others can review the comments and see who made them.
CU-Boulder offers a campus wide license of VoiceThread. To access this technology, go to https://colorado.voicethread.com.
To learn about the capabilites of VoiceThread including how to create, comment on, and share a VoiceThread, please visit one of the following guides depending on your affiliation:
Should you have comments or feedback about VoiceThread that will be helpful as OIT continues to evolve this service, please e-mail Aisha Jackson at Aisha.Jackson@Colorado.EDU.
All support for VoiceThread is provided by the vendor. When logged in to your VoiceThread account, you can use the Help and Tutorials link to access extensive online training materials. VoiceThread also provides e-mail and phone contact information on this page, should you need to contact them for individual support.
The CU-Boulder Foreign Language Technology Program (FLTP) periodically offers workshops on using VoiceThread. CU Faculty and Staff are welcome to sign up for FLTP’s VoiceThread workshops. To see the schedule, go to the FLTP website and choose “Workshop Calendar.” Click highlighted dates on the calendar to see which sessions are offered. Course details and instructions to register are available on their site.
As is the case with most new operating system releases, there are initially a number of incompatibilities with commonly used applications and this is also the case with Windows 8. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recommends upgrading only when applications that you commonly use are supported and compatible. Also, a general familiarity with the new Metro interface is strongly encouraged before upgrading to Windows 8.
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians for developing statistical software and data analysis. It is well supported and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and Mac OS X.
R is an increasingly popular alternative, for many purposes, to the commercial statistical packages like SPSS, SAS, and Stata. A growing number of courses either teach R or encourage its use.