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.
Please Note: The IT Service Center will have special hours over the fall break.
It was recently announced that the go-live date for the Elevate project was moved back a month, to December 3 for HCM and December 10 for FIN, to allow additional time for users to familiarize themselves with the upgraded system.
If you are an HCM, CU Careers or FIN user, we strongly suggest that you use this time to assure that you are using versions of applications and browsers that are supported by Elevate and the portal.
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. Start learning now at www.colorado.edu/lynda.
Apple released its latest operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, to the general public on September 30, 2015. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been testing the new operating system while it was in early-release status in order to confirm compatibility with key campus services. OIT has currently listed OS 10.11 El Capitan as software that is in the early-adoption phase on its Software Life Cycle page.
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 early-adoption phase on its Software Life Cycle page.
Over the summer, the campus was engaged in a migration of all employee email accounts from the campus-based Microsoft Exchange 2007 email service to the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online service. The migration of more than 16,000 accounts completed in early September this year in an aggressive timeframe. And for this, we want to thank you.
The Accessing Higher Ground Conference, the 18th annual edition of the accessible media, web and technology conference, is coming up November 16-20, 2015 at the Westin in Westminster. Early-bird registration is available until September 23. In addition to the early-bird discount, affiliates of the CU-Boulder campus can receive an additional $50 discount by entering the discount code cu4ahg15 on the payment page.
The Zoom video conferencing service will issue a prompted update to all PC and Mac clients on Friday, September 18, 2015. The update will prompt users to update when they start the Zoom client after the update. All Zoom users, especially those who use the Zoom mobile/iOS screen sharing feature, are encouraged to update to the new version when prompted.
If you have questions about the Zoom service or this update, please contact the IT Service Center at email@example.com or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone).
Teacher, artist, innovator: Alaina Beaver brings the right blend of skills and expertise to CU-Boulder as the new Universal Instructional Design Consultant. Beaver recently joined the Office of Information Technology’s (OIT’s) Academic Technology Design Team (ATDT) to advocate for Universal Instructional Design on campus. She supports faculty as they work to make their courses and materials more accessible as a result of the recent CU-Boulder Department of Justice investigation and the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Accessibility Initiative.