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Galloping COLTT Offers Two Adobe Sessions

Galloping COLTT will offer two Adobe workshops on October 8 in the CU-Boudler Dal Ward Athletic Center (DAWL), and you’re invited to attend.

The sessions are as follows:

Session 1: Create a Professional Looking Web Site with Adobe Muse
October 8, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Stay Up-to-Date with OIT Social Media, News & Alert Subscriptions

Technology is constantly changing and campus technology is no exception. Projects are always in motion, new services are being rolled out and existing services are regularly tuned up to better serve the campus. OIT makes it easy for you to keep track of changing campus technology with subscriptions to our news and alert channels.

Make Sure Your i>clicker Software is Updated Before October 1

Since our campus has switched to using the i>clicker national registration database for clicker registration, the CU-Boulder registration database (cuclickers.colorado.edu) is no longer needed and will be retired on October 1. The switch to a new registration database means that all instructors must update to the latest version of i>clicker software. If you neglected to update your i>clicker software at the start of the fall semester, there is still time to do so.

Next Steps Toward Microsoft Office 365

Please note: The following message was sent to all CU-Boulder campus Microsoft Exchange account owners on Sept. 9, 2014

Dear Microsoft Exchange Account Owner,

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.  

i>clicker Registration Change Requires Instructor and Student Updates

This fall our campus began utilizing the national registration database hosted by i>clicker for clicker registration and has discontinued hosting a local i>clicker registration database. This change requires that students register their clickers with the national registration database, using their IdentiKey username, and that instructors update to the latest version of i>clicker software.

Connect Straight to D2L from MyCUInfo

In last year’s MyCUInfo Usability Survey, many of you told us that you’d like to have a smoother connection from MyCUInfo to Desire2Learn. So we built it! There are now a couple of ways to link directly into D2L from MyCUInfo, without having to re-enter your IdentiKey.

Campus Cable TV Channel Lineup Expanded

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The campus cable TV service has recently updated its channel lineup and offerings to include more high-definition (HD) channels. These additions bring the HD lineup up to 28 channels and include five channels of HBO programming, Fox Sports 1 (Speed), Fox Sports 2 (Fuel), as well as BuffsTV, the locally originated CU sports programming from BuffVision. Additionally, several channels have been removed from the analog group of channels since they were already being delivered as HD digital channels.

Visibility into IT Service Cases

An update to ServiceNow, the campus IT service management tool, now allows customers to view their current and old cases, as well as directly update their open cases. The ServiceNow notifications that are sent to customers about their cases now include a link which, after logging in to ServiceNow, will take them directly to their case.

IT Service Center Returning to Regular Operating Hours

The IT Service Center’s hours will return to regular operating hours beginning Monday, August 18 to accommodate the arrival of students for fall semester.

Fall Semester Hours: Beginning August 18
Call-in help: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on weekdays; noon - 6:00 p.m. on weekends
Walk-in help: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on weekdays

Learn more about the IT Service Center and other walk-in support centers at www.colorado.edu/oit/service-center.

Getting Ready for the Fall Semester in Desire2Learn

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

Classroom Media Cabinets No Longer Require Keys

Over the summer all media cabinet locks were removed in all centrally-scheduled teaching spaces. As a result, instructors will no longer need a key to access classroom media. Cables that are connected to the digital projection displays (LCDs or data projectors) are still in place but are now locked down differently. Additional items stored in the cabinets, such as remotes and microphones, will still be be stored in the existing cabinet spaces.

D2L Improvements Coming August 16

In preparation for the start of the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year, Desire2Learn (D2L), CU-Boulder’s online learning environment, will undergo an upgrade on Saturday, August 16. This upgrade will make the service unavailable from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 16.

In contrast to major upgrades performed in the past, this upgrade does not involve changes to the look and feel or include significant changes to tool functionality. Rather this upgrade includes improvements to the usability and added functionality that will enhance instructor and student experiences.

Adobe Connect to be Retired August 15

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The Office of Information Technology's Adobe Connect service will be retired on August 15 due to low usage rates. We are pleased to announce Zoom Web Conferencing as its replacement. Learn more at OIT's Zoom website.

As a part of this retirement, Adobe Connect will be disabled in Desire2Learn on August 15. To learn more about how to use Zoom with Desire2Learn please visit the tutorial, D2L - Add a Zoom Web Conference Link.

Voicemail Change Requires Your Action

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CU-Boulder has moved to a new voicemail system as part of a larger project to replace the campus’ aging telephone and voicemail systems with a new Cisco Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Unified Communications system. On Wednesday, July 23, campus voicemail services were moved to a new Cisco voicemail system. The move to Cisco voicemail requires you to set a new password and record new voicemail greetings before you can retrieve new messages.

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