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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!

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:

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. 

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