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Universal Instructional Design Resources

CU Boulder is committed to fostering an accessible campus environment and offers a host of universal design resources and services to help you ensure your content is accessible for all learners. As a new semester starts, here are the tools, services and learning opportunities that instructors and content developers will find most useful.

Universal Design and Introduction to Accessible Materials: a video explanation of the principles of universal design.

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Unlock Access with SensusAccess Document Converter

As part of CU Boulder’s commitment to fostering an accessible campus environment, OIT licensed a service called SensusAccess, which allows anyone with an @colorado.edu email address to upload a document and have it automatically converted to an accessible document type. By following four easy steps on the CU Boulder SensusAccess form, the document you upload is converted into an alternative, accessible format and the result is delivered in your email inbox.

Instructor Start-of-Semester D2L Tips

With winter break winding down, it's time to prepare for your spring courses. If you're planning on using Desire2Learn, we have some helpful tips to ease you into the new semester:

Helpful tip #1: Request your D2L course today. It can take up to two days for your D2L course to be made available so the earlier you make your request, the better.

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New DocuSign Login Experience

Starting January 13, DocuSign, CU Boulder’s electronic signature application, will have a different login experience. Currently, users log into DocuSign using their @colorado.edu email address and a DocuSign-specific password they created. After January 13, DocuSign will use CU Boulder’s Federated Identity Service and IdentiKey information to access accounts.

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Partnering To Advance CU Boulder’s Mission

Every three years OIT sets out to determine how we can best serve the campus community. Through input from all of our stakeholders--students, faculty, staff, administration and researchers--we establish our strategic goals for the coming years and publish them in our strategic plan.

In OIT’s 2015-18 strategic plan, we have laid out four strategic goals:

Make Your Content Connect with Captions

As part of CU Boulder’s commitment to fostering an accessible campus environment, OIT recently launched a captioning service which will assist faculty and staff in getting video or audio content captioned or transcribed to meet the new CU Boulder Campus Standards for the Accessibility of Information and Communication Technology Policy (PDF).

Updates to Wi-Fi. Plan Use Accordingly.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) understands that wireless service is critically important to nearly everyone on campus and is constantly working on ways to improve this service while minimizing impacts.

Top 10 IT Tips for Back to School

It’s a new school year and the year ahead holds so much promise. Technology will play a key role in your success and here are the top tips to help you make the most of CU Boulder’s technology and support services.

A New Interface for Qualtrics

On Monday, July 18, CU-Boulder moved to the new Qualtrics interface. As part of this update, Qualtrics introduced new features, including a new projects framework, more options for distributing surveys, and an improved way to view responses and results.

Put a LifeLine in Your Hands

In the summer of 2015, the University of Colorado Boulder Student Government joined forces with Housing and Dining Services and Police and Emergency Management to purchase a public safety smartphone application called LifeLine Enterprise (CU Boulder Today Article). The app has three features designed to provide the user with ways to call for help in case of an emergency.

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