Mark Your Calendars: Accessibility Town Hall Meetings

Want to learn more about the IT accessibility initiative? Dan Jones, Chief Digital Accessibility Officer (CDAO), will be hosting town hall meetings to educate campus about the progress and future of accessibility of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). In these meetings Dan will provide an overview of the program, guidance on how to make IT resources more accessible and an opportunity for questions and answers.

Mark your calendars for one of the following dates:

Beware of Phishing Attacks and Check Scams Over University Breaks

Please note: The IT Service Center will be closed May 23 - 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day.

Our campus is constantly under attack by a barrage of attempts to steal personal information, often referred to as phishing. Work-from-home and check scams are also on the rise. See more about employment scams on the CUPD website.

Summer Hours for IT Service Center & Walk-In Service

Summer hours officially started on the CU-Boulder campus on Monday, May 11. As in years past, the IT Service Center will close an hour earlier on weekdays.

D2L Outage: Suggested Steps for Faculty and Students

About the Outage

There was a service issue with Desire2Learn (D2L) on May 6, 2015 from 6:01 p.m. to 8:13 p.m. MDT, which caused the service to be unavailable. This was an international outage that affected at least 143 other schools. D2L has reported that they have addressed the issue, and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) team has verified the University of Colorado Boulder D2L service is currently available. D2L and OIT continue to actively monitor the availability of the service. 

Download Microsoft Office at No Cost

Now CU-Boulder students can download Microsoft Office products at no cost via their CU-Boulder Microsoft Office 365 account. Currently-enrolled students automatically receive a subscription to Office 365 ProPlus allowing them to install Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, Skype for Business and Lync for the duration of their enrollment. Faculty and staff can also take advantage of Office 365 ProPlus for personally owned computers (see below for more details). Additionally, students receive unlimited OneDrive storage for their academic work.  

MyCUInfo Being Redesigned for Ease-of-Use

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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.

D2L Login Page Will Have New Look Starting this Summer

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.

Reaching our Strategic Goals Through Service Performance Excellence

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.  

Qualtrics Accessibility Modifications

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.

Skype for Business Replacing Lync on PCs

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.     


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