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Diverse Learners Awareness Week Has Something for Everyone

We want you to be part of the campus conversation about how to embrace the classroom as an inclusive and diverse space. Diverse Learners Awareness Week, coming February 20-24, is your chance to share your experience and help raise awareness of diversity and inclusion needs across the university. With over 30 individual events happening over five days, you’re sure to find something that interests you.

Captioning for the Classroom and Web: How and Why to Caption Your Video Content

Do you have video content in your course or on your departmental website? Consider captioning it!

OIT Request for Expertise in D2L Usability Study

OIT is working to make it easier for you to create courses in Desire2Learn (D2L), and we’d like your help. Every semester, thousands of courses are created in D2L. Our goal is to improve this process, and provide you with streamlined choices to create D2L courses quickly and easily.

We invite you to participate in a D2L course creation usability study, where you will have the opportunity to provide feedback on a web-based tool that allows you to create D2L courses, add instructors and TAs, combine sections, and more.

Campus-Provided Software

Why shop around for software when in many cases you can get it through the campus for discounted prices or in some cases no user fee at all.  The campus site licensing webpage is your key to finding the best deals on our campus for Microsoft office applications and operating systems for faculty and staff computers, as well as academic-related software for statistics, graphing, math and research for students, faculty and staff.

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.

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