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Internet Kiosk Service Being Discontinued

The campus internet kiosk service, also known by the name SCARPIEs, will be discontinued by the end of summer 2016. These kiosks are generally located in high traffic areas like the UMC and some entryways in other buildings. This discontinuation will not impact computers that are located in campus computer labs.

A New Interface for Qualtrics

On Tuesday, April 19 between 4:00 p.m. and midnight, Qualtrics will release a new look and feel. As part of this update, they are introducing 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.

IT Service Center Closing Hour Earlier

Starting February 29, the IT Service Center will close at 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday instead of 8:00 p.m. To increase efficiency, we are cutting the hour of service that generally produces the lowest volume of support calls. Opening times and weekend hours will remain the same.

Starting February 29, the IT Service Center’s hours will be:

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Discounted and No-Fee Productivity and Academic-Related 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.

SensusAccess Document Converter: Unlock Access

As part of CU-Boulder’s commitment to fostering an accessible campus environment, OIT recently 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.

10 Tech Tips for the New Year

It’s a new year, a new semester, and if you’re lucky, you’ve got some new devices. But even if you didn’t get a Galaxy S6 or PS4 over the holidays, these 10 tech tips will help you make the most of CU-Boulder’s technology and its support services.

 

Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows Available

Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows was released to the general public on September 22, 2015. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been testing the new productivity suite while it was in early-release status in order to confirm compatibility with key campus services. OIT has currently listed Office 2016 for Windows as software that is in the recommended phase on its Software Life Cycle page.

Microsoft Ending Support for IE 10 & Previous Browsers January 12

Microsoft has announced that starting January 12, it will only provide support for its Internet Explorer 11 and Edge browsers, meaning that previous browsers will no longer receive updates and become more vulnerable to attacks. In addition, those who use Internet Explorer 9 or earlier browser versions with CU-Boulder’s Office 365 service (accessed at http://office365.colorado.edu/) will experience diminished functionality.

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