Breadcrumb TourArchived: Top 10 IT Tips for the New Semester

Last Updated: 10/10/2018

Technology will play a key role in your success in the coming semester and here are the top tips to help you make the most of CU Boulder’s technology and its support services.

  1. Everyone: Get free IT help via phone, email and walk-in support for your computing issues.
  2. Everyone: Register your portable devices in the CU Boulder laptop anti-theft registration program. Registering your devices can help prevent theft and assist in recovering your device if it is lost or stolen.
  3. Everyone: Get free or reduced-price software like Microsoft Office and academic software like AutoCAD and Mathematica.   
  4. Everyone: Install campus-recommended antivirus on your new devices.
  5. Students: Install the wepa print app so you can print from any of the 50 campus printing kiosks. Don’t forget to use your free prints before the end of the 2017-18 school year.
  6. Instructors: Check out the start-of-semester Canvas and D2L tips.
  7. Instructors: Utilize campus accessibility resources to make assure that your course materials are accessible to everyone.
  8. Everyone: Install CU Boulder’s VPN so you can connect to the campus network and access restricted campus resources when you’re off campus.
  9. Everyone: Get free training at for the latest software, creative and business skills or develop your personal and professional skills with Skillsoft.
  10. Everyone: Like and follow OIT on FacebookTwitter and YouTube, and sign up for the OIT News Feed or Service Alerts, so you can get the latest CU Boulder IT news and tips throughout the year.

Have a great semester!