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Diverse Learners Awareness Week Has Something for Everyone

We want you to be part of the campus conversation about how to embrace the classroom as an inclusive and diverse space. Diverse Learners Awareness Week, coming February 20-24, is your chance to share your experience and help raise awareness of diversity and inclusion needs across the university. With over 30 individual events happening over five days, you’re sure to find something that interests you.

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!

Mac Users! Do you have the right antivirus installed?

Have a university-owned Mac? System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac has officially replaced Sophos for all campus Macs. System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is now the recommended antivirus software for all university-owned computers, including PCs. This does not apply to personally-owned machines.

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.

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.

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).

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