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Spring Break Hours and Remote Resources

Spring Break Schedule

During Spring Break (March 27-April 2), the IT Service Center and Walk-In Desktop Support will operate according to the following schedules. Our offices will be closed Friday March 31.

Walk-In Desktop Support

The Technology Learning Center (TLC) location is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Norlin Commons location is closed all week; reopens on Sunday,  2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

IT Service Center

Free Online Training with Lynda.com

CU Boulder faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students all have access to thousands of high-quality instructional videos at lynda.colorado.edu. Courses are designed for all levels of learners and available from any location with internet access. Best of all, it’s all available to you free of charge. Just go to http://lynda.colorado.edu/ and log in with your CU Boulder IdentiKey.

Here’s just a small sample of some of the courses you can access now:

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.

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!

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 @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.

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:

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.

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