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Universal Instructional Design Resources

CU Boulder is committed to fostering an accessible campus environment and offers a host of universal design resources and services to help you ensure your content is accessible for all learners. As a new semester starts, here are the tools, services and learning opportunities that instructors and content developers will find most useful.

Universal Design and Introduction to Accessible Materials: a video explanation of the principles of universal design.

How Can We Improve?

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) cares about your feedback. It gives us valuable insight into what IT services matter most to you and informs our decisions about resource allocation and service prioritization. Past feedback has driven the following changes: 2014 OIT Survey Actions Report.

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.

Beginning-of-Term D2L Workshops

With the winter break already winding down, it’s time to start preparing your spring courses. CU Boulder’s Learning Technology Consultants are hosting a series of D2L workshops with advanced drop-in hours to help make this process a little bit easier.

These workshops will cover a range of topics, including:

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.

Make Your Content Connect with Captions

As part of CU Boulder’s commitment to fostering an accessible campus environment, OIT recently launched a captioning service which will assist faculty and staff in getting video or audio content captioned or transcribed to meet the new CU Boulder Campus Standards for the Accessibility of Information and Communication Technology Policy (PDF).

Updates to Wi-Fi. Plan Use Accordingly.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) understands that wireless service is critically important to nearly everyone on campus and is constantly working on ways to improve this service while minimizing impacts.

i>clicker/D2L Integration & Start-of-Semester Best Practices

Over the summer some enhancements were made to i>clicker including a new D2L Easy Sync Integration. We also have best practices tips and training to help you make the most of i>clicker.

Best Practices

As always, please download the latest tested version of i>clicker before the semester starts.  Also delete or remove any links from your desktop to previous versions of the software, and delete or archive those old versions. 

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.

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