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Kubi - FAQ

What is Kubi?

Kubi is a remote attendance tool that removes barriers to classroom participation for students who are not physically able to attend face-to-face classes.

How does Kubi work?

Kubi is a robotic “neck” that holds a tablet and allows a remote user to control the tablet through a Zoom web conference meeting. From their own computer, the remote student can see, hear, and speak with their instructor and classmates using the tablet’s camera and microphone. The Kubi allows the remote student to take charge of their experience by moving the tablet 320 degrees side-to-side and 90 degrees up and down.

Who can use Kubi?There are a limited number of Kubis available to campus. CU Boulder students can request to use Kubi to attend face-to-face classes if they are unable to physically attend classes due to injury or illness (or similar circumstances)
Can I request to use Kubi for any class?

Situations that Kubi use is appropriate for include (but are not limited to):

  • Highly interactive face-to-face classes where it is advantageous for the remote student to control their perspective
  • Classrooms that are not equipped with video-conferencing software
  • Courses without an equivalent online option
What do I need to use Kubi?
  • A computer (preferably a PC or a Mac). It is not recommended that you try to control the Kubi with an iPad (iOS) or a tablet (Android).
  • Zoom
  • A webcam
  • Headphones/earbuds with a microphone
  • A stable Internet connection
How do I get help with Kubi?

For support, including technology troubleshooting and requesting training, contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or For additional assistance, visit Kubi Instructions and Tips and Kubi Help & Troubleshooting.