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End-of-Semester D2L Tips

At the end of each semester, there are a few housekeeping practices that D2L users should follow--both students and instructors--to neatly wrap up the semester. These tips will help ensure that you are able to have continued access to the resources you wish to keep available.

Instructors

Here’s what D2L instructor’s need to know about the end of a semester:

Audience

New address for OIT website

Starting April 5, the OIT website’s primary address will be http://oit.colorado.edu. Through the transition process to new hosting, we have ensured that links going to any page with an address of www.colorado.edu/oit will be redirected to that same page on http://oit.colorado.edu. Regardless, if you have bookmarks or links pointing to the OIT website, it is recommended that you update them to reflect this change.

Free Online Training with Lynda.com

CU Boulder faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students all have access to thousands of high-quality instructional videos at lynda.colorado.edu. Courses are designed for all levels of learners and available from any location with internet access. Best of all, it’s all available to you free of charge. Just go to http://lynda.colorado.edu/ and log in with your CU Boulder IdentiKey.

Here’s just a small sample of some of the courses you can access now:

Campus-Provided Software

Why shop around for software when in many cases you can get it through the campus for discounted prices or in some cases no user fee at all.  The campus site licensing webpage is your key to finding the best deals on our campus for Microsoft office applications and operating systems for faculty and staff computers, as well as academic-related software for statistics, graphing, math and research for students, faculty and staff.

Top Start-of-Semester Tips for Students

It’s a new semester which brings with it new opportunities to tap into CU Boulder’s IT offerings. If you’re lucky, maybe you received some new technology over the holidays. For you, we have tips to connect and protect those new devices. But even if you didn’t get a new laptop, iphone or Xbox, this semester will bring new learning challenges and new reasons to put these IT resources to work for you.

Audience

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.

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:

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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