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New Service Provides Support for Universal Instructional Design

To help move the campus toward the goal of becoming fully accessible according to the CU Boulder Campus Standards for the Accessibility of Information and Communication Technology Policy, the Office of Information Technology has implemented a service for universal design. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Universal Instructional Design Consultant for support in accessible authoring of public-facing content and best practices in course design.

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.

New Service Offers Captioning Assistance

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).

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.

Updated URL for Cisco VoIP Phone Self-Care Portal

Starting June 29, those with Cisco VoIP phones who wish to connect to the self-care portal will need to do so using a new URL. If you bookmarked the self-care portal page, please remember to update it to the new URL (https://ucmuser.colorado.edu/ucmuser/) on Wednesday, June 29. Please note that this new URL will not work before June 29.

Directory Assistance Revamp

The Office of Information Technology is revamping the directory assistance service which callers reach when dialing 303-492-1411 or 0 from a campus phone. This update, taking place July 1, will usher in:A woman talks on a cell phone with an antenna in the background.

Stay Connected This Summer

Tis the season of vacations, conferences, sabbaticals and otherwise hitting the road. When that time comes for you, and your work or studies beckon, CU Boulder offers a host of services to help you stay connected and we’ve compiled them on our Preparedness Resources page.

Whether you need to teach while on the road, collaborate with colleagues near or far, access an on-campus file server or do some research using a campus library resource, there’s a campus service to help meet your needs.

Aggressive TopHat Monocle Marketing

Recently a number of CU-Boulder faculty members have been the target of sales pitches from audience response system (ARS) provider Top Hat Monocle. Their tactics have included offers of an iPad to any instructor who would switch from iClicker (CU-Boulder’s current CUClicker service) to Top Hat Monocle. Furthermore, the sales person indicated that they were "following up" and had been invited to speak at CU Boulder.  

Summer Hours for IT Service Center & Walk-In Service

CORRECTION: Due to low traffic during the summer, the Norlin Commons Walk-In Service will be closed Monday – Friday starting Monday, May 16. Walk-In service will be available at the Technology Learning Center during the weekdays.

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