Congratulations on signing up for a certificate course. This page will provide you with important information on what to do next.
In order to be able to use any of the CU Boulder services (our Course Management System, email, portal, library services, etc) you will need to know your identikey, also called your CU login. Your identikey was created when you registered. It is a unique combination composed of letters from your first and last names and numbers. You also created a password. You will need both to be able to log into the various tools we use in the certificate. You can reset your password on the CU Boulder identity manager page.
Note: This information might be confusing because your email is also your firstname.lastname@example.org and anybody can email you at that address but to log into your email, you need to use email@example.com.
Check your CU email on the Friday before the start of the course you registered for. You will be prompted to rsvp to the welcome email. This allows the instructor to verify that you are set for the course.
Most courses open on the Friday before the official start date of the course. To log in your course, visit http://canvas.colorado.edu and login using your identikey. You will find a welcome message from your instructor on the homepage of the course as well as an orientation video. The video will let you know how to get started with the course.
The certificate courses are hosted in Canvas, the university’s course management system (see login information about Canvas below).
The private Facebook is open to current and former students, certificate staff and instructors. To join the group, click on the invitation link and request access. If you go by a pseudonym that I can’t recognize, please let me know what it is. We use this group it to exchange tips and advice on how to teach languages with technology as well as information about the certificate.
Your GoogleDocs login information are the same as your email. To log into GoogleDrive, go to drive.google.com and enter the following credentials: firstname.lastname@example.org and your password.
We use GoogleDocs in all certificate courses. You will be asked to open, edit and create GoogleDocs frequently. Watch this tutorial if you need to learn how to that.
You probably already have a Google account, possibly more than one. It is important that you understand how to switch to the CU Google account. If you try to open a document and get a message saying that you need permission, it is probably because you are logged into the wrong Google account. Do not click the Request Access button. Instead, check which account you are logged into. Here is a tutorial on how to manage multiple Google accounts.
Your browser might occasionally send you an error message saying that you don’t have access to this service. Clear your browser history and try logging in again.
MyCUinfo is the university portal. You will use it to register for courses, check your final grades, download transcript, etc. To log in, use yourIdentikey (not followed by @colorado.edu) and your password.
The University of Colorado Boulder has a site license for VoiceThread. You can use it by logging in with your identikey (just your identikey, not followed by @colorado.edu) and password at https://colorado.voicethread.com/
Zoom is a videoconferencing program. Most times, you will receive a link to join a conference room and you will not need to log in at all to join. However, if you wish to use Zoom to initiate a meeting with some classmates, use the following credentials. CU Boulder has a Zoom site license. Log in: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/signin . To log in, use email@example.com and your password.
“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.” Source.
To log into Lynda.com, visit: http://Lynda.colorado.edu and log in using your identikey (just your identikey) and your password.
You may at some point need an article that is not freely available to the public. Here is how to access our library off campus: http://libguides.colorado.edu/strategies/offcampus
For with course registration, contact the Continuing Ed registration desk: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-492-5148.
For help or questions about course content, deadline or clarifications on assignments, contact your instructor.
For broken links in your course or other issues with the course, contact Edwige.Simon@colorado.edu
For technical problems (login, email, etc), contact OIT: HELP@colorado.edu or 303 735-HELP