Zoom Web Conferencing Now Available

Over the last few months, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been evaluating a new web conferencing service to replace Adobe Connect, a service scheduled to be retired this summer due to low usage rates. We are pleased to announce that Zoom will replace it. Zoom is a web conferencing tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, online meetings, and collaboration into a single intuitive platform.

Licensing for Adobe Software

Adobe’s shift to a Creative Cloud subscription model has changed how licenses for Adobe products are acquired. The move to Creative Cloud is a universal change that affects all Adobe customers and here is a rundown of how you can now purchase Adobe products on the CU-Boulder campus.

July Fourth Weekend: IT Help During Campus Holidays

Pleae Note: The IT Service Center will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 & 6.

Our campus is constantly under attack by a barrage of attempts to steal personal information, often referred to as phishing. Often these attacks come during holidays when campus IT support is unavailable. Even when you can’t contact the IT Service Center there are still clues and resources to help you figure out if an email is legitimate or a phishing attempt.

Microsoft Office 365 Coming Soon to Campus

For the past several months, the Office of Information Technology's efforts have been sharply focused on bringing Microsoft Office 365 to campus. Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of collaborative apps that includes Exchange Online, Office Web Apps (web based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote), OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online.

The campus-wide rollout of Office 365, which the Office of Information Technology (OIT) anticipates will begin this summer, entails two major objectives:

Effectively Harnessing the Power of D2L

Desire2Learn has existed on the CU-Boulder campus for over two years now. During the 2013 fall semester, over 2,400 courses used D2L. With so many instructors utilizing D2L at CU-Boulder, the growing collective knowledge about D2L has contributed to increasingly effective uses of the feature-rich online learning environment.

The following video illustrates how instructors at CU-Boulder have tapped into the power of the Desire2Learn to heighten student engagement and achieve course learning objectives.

Get Your Grades, Class Schedule and Book Lists on Your Mobile Devices

Mobile MyCUInfo, located at, makes it possible for students to check their grades, view class schedules and location, book lists and more, all on a smartphone or other mobile device. The schedules, books, and grades you can access in the Student tab of MyCUInfo are presented in a mobile-friendly format so you always have them with you.

i>clicker Base Station Trade In

This Maymester, OIT will update i>clicker bases with the latest firmware, and also begin supplying i>clicker version 6.4.1 as the officially supported software for i>clicker.  

Mark Werner: A Lifetime of Experience at the Intersection of Education & Technology

You might say that Mark Werner, Associate Director of Academic Technology, Strategy and Support, was destined to work at the intersection of technology and education.

“I was a unique kid in that I grew up in Rochester, MN where it was a hotbed of technology with IBM and the Mayo Clinic located there,” recalled Mark. “We had a lot more technology in our schools and I started programming and tinkering with computers right away when they came out.”

Heartbleed Vulnerability Affecting OpenSSL

A security vulnerability that affects OpenSSL, being referred to as Heartbleed, was recently discovered and has potential for widespread impact. OpenSSL is software commonly used to secure web servers, including many web-based services throughout the university.

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