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Campus Targeted by Tax Document Phishing Emails

The campus has recently been targeted by malicious emails that appear to be attempts to steal usernames, passwords and Social Security numbers. One such email encourages recipients to view “Your 2015 corrected statement” at a link provided in the email. These emails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the email. Individuals who received this email should simply delete the message.

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.

 

D2L Instructors: Start-of-Semester Tips

With winter break winding down, it's time to prepare for your spring courses. If you're planning on using Desire2Learn, we have some helpful tips to ease you into the new school year:

Helpful tip #1: Request your D2L course today. It can take up to two days for your D2L course to be made available so the earlier you make your request, the better.

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.

Campus Targeted by Email Wire Fraud

The Office of Information Technology is aware of a fraudulent email scheme, referred to as wire fraud, which has recently targeted a number of CU-Boulder departments. These kinds of targeted attacks are being perpetrated with increasing frequency, creativity and intensity.

Campus ICT Accessibility Policy & Resources

We have previously shared with you about the Department of Justice inquiry into the University of Colorado Boulder’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and our ongoing actions to make our campus services universally accessible.

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