CU Boulder OIT Microsoft 365 Guidelines
Helpful tips and information from the Office of Information Technology department at CU Boulder
Art and Art History Visual Resources Center
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
Center for Teaching and Learning
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
Office of Information Technology (OIT)
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.
Research & Innovation Office
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
CU Library Services
- Contactless Hold Pickup at Norlin Library
- Remote Access to Libraries Collections
- Support for Teaching
- Writing Center
- Special Collections & Archives Reading Room
Digital Accessibility Office (DAO)
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
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 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.
Video Creation Station
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 Creative Suites
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
Boulder Arts Weekly
Boulder Arts Week is now online. View its online programs or add your event today.