In the event of campus closures, some or all of your in-person classes may be temporarily moved online. You can use the resources below to assist you in this transition.
First, be prepared for remote courses by reviewing this useful sheet: Set yourself up for Online Course Success.
Tools and services
- 7 Ways for CU Students to Get Help (Watch)
- Adobe Reader – used to read PDF files | Install
- Adobe Scan - Use your smartphone to scan and transform paper documents to digital format | Install (Android) | Install (iOS) | YouTube Video Tutorial
- Blackboard | Technical Requirements | Training Videos (for Students) | FAQ
- Campus Alerts (Sign-up)
It is critical that you check your student Office 365 e-mail often when learning remotely. Many important messages from your instructors or administrative departments will be sent to this e-mail account.
- Keeping Track of Assignments (pdf)
- Library Website - Includes access to databases, online research resources, book resources, and other instructional videos for Infotrac, Sage, Ebsco, and more.
- Microsoft Office (Home license) | Installation instructions
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher*, Access*, etc.
*Access and Publisher are only available for Windows installations
- Microsoft Teams - Collaboration and video conferencing software that supports chat and file/note sharing. Licensed for all Faculty, Staff, and Students. | Install | Welcome to Microsoft Teams (Watch) | End-User Training
- MyCU (Self-Service)
You'll use MyCU to register for classes, access grades, review financial aid, and view billing information. You'll also use this link to access DegreeWorks.
COURSE REGISTRATION: Video Tutorai on Course Selection and Adding Classes
- Smarthinking (free 24/7 online tutoring)
- Using OneDrive to Store and Share files (video)
- Zoom Videoconferencing Software | Install | HowTo: Joining a Meeting | HowTo: Attendee Controls | Training: Configuring Audio/Video
Communicating with your Instructor
Blackboard – All of your active courses should have a corresponding course shell in Blackboard. Select your course and send a direct message to your instructor to communicate. You may also want to monitor your Blackboard inbox and the discussion forum for new messages.
Via Online Directory e-mail – Click your instructor’s name and click Contact Me to send an e-mail. Important: The phone number and office hours listed on the directory may not be applicable in an emergency situation. First attempt to contact your instructor using Blackboard or by e-mail before attempting to call.