lynda.com is an online library of high-quality video tutorials, created by industry professionals teaching a wide variety of software tools and skills. The full range of these tutorials are available to current faculty, students and staff. For additional information on lynda.com at CU-Boulder, including recommended courses for faculty, staff and students, visit www.colorado.edu/lynda.
To log in to lynda.com:
Zoom is a web conferencing tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, online meetings, and collaboration into a single intuitive platform. Zoom's extensive feature set, broad compatibility with desktop and mobile devices, and multi-layered security allow CU-Boulder to have rich web conferencing experiences with both campus affiliated and unaffiliated users.
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of solutions that includes Exchange Online as the email and calendaring environment, as well as collaborative office applications such as Office Web Apps, SharePoint, and Lync Online.
Only CULoginName @colorado.edu will work for accessing Office 365 applications, not the common preferred email address format of first.last @colorado.edu (as shown below).
OIT's Web Training and Community Manager provides no-cost consults to all CU units to help them satisfy web presence needs.
CU-Boulder partnered with Google in order to offer Google-powered communication and collaboration tools to the campus. All students, alumni and some others are provisioned with a Gmail account, with access to many other core applications. Currently, faculty and staff cannot choose Gmail as their primary university email account, as there are remaining technical and legal issues to be addressed; however, will still have access to the core applications. Review the information below to learn more.
To access Google Apps you must use a combination of your CULoginName @colorado.edu and IdentiKey password at https://accounts.google.com/ or any core Google Apps login page.
With VoiceThread, people can have asynchronous group conversations around images, documents, videos and presentations they upload to the site. Once a user shares a VoiceThread, others can comment on it verbally (with a microphone or telephone), with text, by uploading an audio file or by recording a video with their webcam. Additionally, others can review the comments and see who made them.
CU-Boulder offers a campus wide license of VoiceThread. To access this technology, go to https://colorado.voicethread.com.
To learn about the capabilites of VoiceThread including how to create, comment on, and share a VoiceThread, please visit one of the following guides depending on your affiliation:
All support for VoiceThread is provided by the vendor. When logged in to your VoiceThread account, you can use the Help and Tutorials link to access extensive online training materials. VoiceThread also provides e-mail and phone contact information on this page, should you need to contact them for individual support.
The CU-Boulder Foreign Language Technology Program (FLTP) periodically offers workshops on using VoiceThread. CU Faculty and Staff are welcome to sign up for FLTP’s VoiceThread workshops. To see the schedule, go to the FLTP website and choose “Workshop Calendar.” Click highlighted dates on the calendar to see which sessions are offered. Course details and instructions to register are available on their site.
Should you have comments or feedback about VoiceThread that will be helpful as OIT continues to evolve this service, please e-mail Aisha Jackson at Aisha.Jackson@Colorado.EDU.
Qualtrics is an easy-to-use, full-featured, web-based tool for creating and conducting online surveys. Qualtrics is available at qualtrics.colorado.edu.
New to Qualtrics? Need a little refresher? Did you know that Qualtrics offers a series of live webinars conducted every week? Make sure to brush up on your basic and advanced survey building, as well as how to report on all of your critical data.
All support for the Qualtrics Application is provided by the vendor. When logged into your Qualtrics account, you can use the Help and Tutorials button to access extensive online training materials and the Support and Feedback button to email Qualtrics Support.
Contact information for Qualtrics Support can be found at www.qualtrics.com/contact/.
To learn how to use the tool effectively, check out Qualtrics University.
As of August 15, 2014, the Adobe Connect service has been officially retired.
The campus border firewall is part of a comprehensive and broad-based OIT security program to protect campus users from malicious online attacks. A firewall is a device or set of devices designed to permit or deny network transmissions based upon a set of rules and is frequently used to protect networks from unauthorized access while permitting legitimate communications to pass.
Campus units that need to provide access to services from the Internet can request an exception; however, departments are strongly encouraged to use the VPN service as an alternative to seeking a border firewall exception.
To most desktop users the firewall does not have an impact on daily operations. An exception would be for those that need to access some on-campus services, such as Windows Remote Desktop, from an off-campus location. In this case, use of a VPN client is necessary to connect to your computer or other campus resource. Learn more about using the campus's VPN client.
CU-Boulder has a campus wide agreement with Four Winds Interactive (FWi) to provide their digital signage software. This enables campus departments to implement digital signage for the cost of the related hardware and infrastructure (see below). The Office of Information Technology has purchased this software to encourage usage and standardization across campus departments.
Digital signage is a way of electronically displaying information in public spaces. A digital sign consists of a display device, typically a wall mounted LCD screen, and a connected player device that will play back content, typically a very small format computer. There are many variations to this, including using projection devices, and kiosk style signage. Digital signage can be displayed in many orientations, although generally uses a display mounted on a wall in landscape or portrait format.
Federated Identity Service is an IdentiKey login system placed in front of some Federated web services. Log in with your IdentiKey when you see Federated Identity Service and follow the on-screen steps. When you jump from service to service that uses Federated Identity Service, you'll only have to sign in once for the duration of your session.
OriginPro is software for doing a variety of statistical analyses and data visualization.
JMP is software for doing a variety of statistical analyses and data visualization.
Background: Campus Computing Accounts (IdentiKey) are created automatically and updated based on information that is stored in University Enterprise Source Systems, HRMS and ISIS. It is increasingly important that those source system records exist as numerous other university organizations provide IT Services and often operate across organizational lines. We strongly recommend utilizing “Person of Interest” records in HRMS to reflect non-payroll service needs as this creates data these providers can reference consistently.
OIT has a wiki powered by Confluence. We use this space to collaborate with campus partners on IT efforts and services.