Learn about the impacts of COVID-19 on CU Boulder, what we are doing to curb the spread of COVID-19 and answers to frequently asked questions.
- Building Safety Protocols
- Visual Arts Complex Hours of Operation
- CU Boulder Teaching Resources
Visual Arts Complex — Hours of Operation (subject to change)
VAC Access Notice
Until Further Notice: MFA, MA, PhD, BFA, and Post-Bac students will continue to have access to the VAC. Students enrolled in classes that have been approved for return to in-person teaching will continue to have access to the VAC.
Those classes include: ARTS 1875 300E, ARTS 2085, ARTS 2095, ARTS 3085, ARTS 4085, ARTS 4641/5641, ARTS 5202, ARTS 5176, ARTS 4104/5104.
Classes not listed are being conducted remotely and student work is expected to be conducted offsite.
- Building hours: 7 AM-10 PM
- Administration office hours (RM 330): Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8-12 PM
- Administration remote hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 8-4 PM
Contact: Jean Goldstein, Administrative Assistant.
Available in Teams during business hours.
Interdisciplinary Media Art Practices (IMAP)
- Photo Labs: Graduate students only
- Lighting Studio: Graduate students only
- OIT Computer Lab: Open during building business hours
- Video Lab: Closed
IMAP Equipment Checkout: Contact Mariana Vieira, IMAP Coordinator and Print Lab Manager. Available in Teams during business hours.
- Monday, closed
- Tuesday, 2-8 PM
- Wednesday, 12-6 PM
- Thursday, 2-8 PM
- Friday, closed
- Sunday, Safety Orientation,10 AM- 12 PM
- Monday, 3:30-7:30 PM
- Tuesday, 1:30-6:30 PM
- Wednesday, 1-3 PM
CNC Router Winter Break 2020 Hours:
Available Tuesdays by email appointment. Email Evan Blackstock at Evan.email@example.com with questions or to make an appointment.
Metal Shop Winter Break 2020 Hours:
Available Thursdays by email appointment. Email Evan Blackstock at Evan.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to make an appointment.
Contact: Evan Blackstock, Metal Shop & CNC Lab Coordinator
It is best to make an appointment for using the woodshop during open hours by simply sending an email to William.email@example.com describing what you wish to accomplish so we set up based on your needs.
- Monday, 2-10 PM
- Wednesday, 2-10 PM
- Friday, 2-10 PM
- Saturday, 2-10 PM
Closed for all of fall break from Nov. 21-29
11/22-12/13, Mon.,Wed.,Fri.,Sat., from 2:00-10:00
12/14-1/13, Fri., and Sat., from 2:00-10:00
Teaching Resources During COVID-19
VRC staff are available to consult with Art and Art History faculty and students about image research, digital imaging and portfolio photography, image editing, and other areas relating to our mission
The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) fosters a community of educators dedicated to supporting teaching and learning, a cornerstone of our university
For general guidance on accessibility and the switch to an online environment at CU Boulder
Academic Technology Resources for Teaching Continuity. This guide provides instructors and teaching assistants alternative methods and tools to allow them to continue class activities, at a distance, when classroom instruction is disrupted due to an emergency.
Technology Copilots assist instructors in remote-capable classrooms as they use teaching technologies and facilitate their remote students’ participation. The Technology Copilot helps the instructor set up the technology before class begins, manages the technologies during class, and facilitates communication between remote students and the instructor. This partnership allows the instructor to engage all students whether they participate in-person or remotely.
Return to On-Campus Research and Creative Work Resources
On-campus research or creative work, or field work, should only be resumed by those who:
- Have received formal approval through the Return to Research form and process
- Have successfully completed the COVID-19 Awareness and Safety Skillsoft training
- Submit a Daily Health Questionnaire before each day of on-campus or field work
- Are showing no symptoms of illness
- Contactless Hold Pickup at Norlin Library
- Remote Access to Libraries Collections
- Support for Teaching
- Writing Center
- Special Collections & Archives Reading Room
The goal of the Digital Accessibility Office (DAO) is to improve the accessibility of the digital campus environment and increase opportunities for participation in the digital life of the university for individuals with disabilities by:
- Supporting faculty and staff delivering digital services and content to individuals with disabilities
- Supporting and evaluating compliance with university policies on digital accessibility
- Directly supporting specific users when needed
CU Art Museum’s staff will be providing remote access to the collections and will continue to provide support for faculty wishing to incorporate object based learning into their courses. Contact Hope Saska
You can incorporate artworks from the museum to:
- Provide multiple access points to course materials and themes
- Lead students in a mindful observation exercise (worksheet attached)
- Engage students in object-based and project-based learning
- Discover new works of art with guidance from CU Art Museum staff
- Participate in a learning exercise about museums
A veteran of online teaching and education technology offers advice for faculty members who need to move online, fast, with the twin goals of maintaining instructional continuity as much as possible and finishing the semester strong
As coronavirus concerns rise on campus, explore resources for teaching remotely. Advice from the College Art Association
Access an expansive, curated catalog of etexts from participating publishers.
An online library of instructional videos, taught by accomplished instructors and recognized industry experts, that cover the latest software, create and business skills. Linkedin Learning is available to all CU employees and students at no additional cost
The National Emergency Library is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
A learning management system that creates a central place for students to go to get lectures, assignments, discussions, and readings.
Canvas Community Course & Cartridges
The college of Engineering & Applied Science is now offering a Community Course on Canvas to guide instructors through the program and provide basic, intermediate and advanced cartridges, or pre-formatted templates, to give instructors an advantage in building their own Canvas courses.
Web conferencing tool that includes features such as chat, breakout rooms, a whiteboard, and polling.
- Record lectures for an asynchronous class or host a live lecture for a synchronous class.
- Facilitate small group discussions by using the breakout room feature.
- Host office hours (enabling a waiting room is also an option).
A tool that promotes asynchronous group conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos.
- Have students introduce themselves to build a stronger community.
- Encourage students to critique an image or film clip.
- Facilitate small group discussions about a reading.
A tool that can be used to facilitate one-on-one or group chat.
- Communicate with students one-on-one (especially if you want to keep conversations separate from e-mail).
- Facilitate large group and small group discussions using chat.
- Post resources or course materials.
The Google Suite allows groups to work collaboratively on documents, spreadsheets, and presentation slides.
- Promote student collaboration on presentations or documents.
- Comment on student work along the way to help guide learning.
- Encourage students to give each other feedback to support shared learning.
A web-based survey tool that allows you to ask a wide variety of questions.
- Survey students about their needs prior to the start of the course.
- Gather reflections from students at the end of the course.
Instructors or students can get their own domain to build a course website, blog, showcase, or portfolio. Some of the application options include WordPress and Omeka.
- Give students the option to create a portfolio
- Create an exhibit of work with students
- Develop an art showcase
Personal Capture utilizes My Mediasite, an all-in-one content creation and delivery platform. My Mediasite makes it a snap to create great looking videos, screencasts and slideshows, wherever you are.
CU Boulder staff and faculty may reserve our Video Creation Station, located in Norlin E203. This easy-to-use facility is equipped with video and audio recording technologies for CU faculty and staff to create instructional content (e.g., record lectures for MOOCs or flipped classrooms, create podcasts, etc).
Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until July 6, 2020 for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.
Creative Capital has created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals