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Beware of Phishing Attacks and Other Scams Over University Breaks

Please note: The IT Service Center will be closed Saturday, July 4, 2015, in observance of Independence Day. The IT Service Center will be open from 12 noon to 6 pm on Sunday, July 5.

LastPass Compromise Notification

LastPass has reported that on June 12 suspicious behavior was noticed and immediately blocked on their systems. LastPass states “No encrypted user vault data was taken; however other data, including email addresses and password reminders, was compromised.” 

D2L Integration with Federated Identity is Cancelled

The planned integration of Desire2Learn (D2L) with the Federated Identity Service, originally scheduled for July 4, has been cancelled. This decision was made based on the recent experience of other institutions that have integrated Desire2Learn and other federated identity solutions. When evaluating D2L and possible integrations, the Office of Information Technology always balances the needs of students and instructors with the functionality of the service.

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:

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.

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.

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