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Top Start-of-Semester Tips for Students

It’s a new semester which brings with it new opportunities to tap into CU Boulder’s IT offerings. If you’re lucky, maybe you received some new technology over the holidays. For you, we have tips to connect and protect those new devices. But even if you didn’t get a new laptop, iphone or Xbox, this semester will bring new learning challenges and new reasons to put these IT resources to work for you.

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 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.

Partnering To Advance CU Boulder’s Mission

Every three years OIT sets out to determine how we can best serve the campus community. Through input from all of our stakeholders--students, faculty, staff, administration and researchers--we establish our strategic goals for the coming years and publish them in our strategic plan.

In OIT’s 2015-18 strategic plan, we have laid out four strategic goals:

Holiday Closures and IT Resources

During the Fall and Winter Breaks, the IT Service Center and Walk-In Desktop Support will operate according to the following schedules. Our offices will also be closed for university holidays noted in the Academic Calendar.

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.

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.

Put a LifeLine in Your Hands

In the summer of 2015, the University of Colorado Boulder Student Government joined forces with Housing and Dining Services and Police and Emergency Management to purchase a public safety smartphone application called LifeLine Enterprise (CU-Boulder Today Article). The app has three features designed to provide the user with ways to call for help in case of an emergency.

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 ( 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.

Stay Connected This Summer

Tis the season of vacations, conferences, sabbaticals and otherwise hitting the road. When that time comes for you, and your work or studies beckon, CU Boulder offers a host of services to help you stay connected and we’ve compiled them on our Preparedness Resources page.

Whether you need to teach while on the road, collaborate with colleagues near or far, access an on-campus file server or do some research using a campus library resource, there’s a campus service to help meet your needs.


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