Category Archives: Student Tips

Honor Code Awareness

Passing notes in class

Did you know that part of Ethical Leadership is being aware of and abiding by our campus Honor Code?

It is extremely important to exhibit and maintain academic integrity in all the work you do. It is my job to ensure that you are aware of the expectations placed upon you and the pitfalls that lie ahead of you. With this understanding, I’m requiring all of my students to take the Herbst Academic Center Honor Code Quiz during the semi-annual Honor Code Awareness Weeks, February 15 – 28, 2015.
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Set appointments with your Academic Coordinator

My students now have the ability to set up their own appointments with me using GradesFirst.  Students will be able to see my available meeting times, then select the time that works best for them in 30-minute increments.  Following, are simple instructions for setting up an appointment. Continue reading

Activate Your Identikey

As a newly admitted student to CU Boulder, one of your first tasks will be to setup your login credentials that you will use to access many different online platforms and portals.  This login is referred to as your Identikey.  Follow the simple steps below to activate your new Identikey.  In order to proceed you will need your student ID number which was sent to you in your official admittance email.

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Don’t Let the Madness Overtake You

Last March, while attending the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, I almost got caught up in the Madness. After taking in Utah’s improbable overtime win over the Cal Bears, my wife and I were walking through the MGM Grand to meet some friends for dinner. Basketball Scoreboard at MGM 2013

As we strolled through the casino floor, still caught up in the excitement, we came upon the Sports Book when my wife exclaimed, “let’s put some money on Utah!”. Imagining the possibilities of a #10 seed advancing to the Big Dance, we got in line to throw down our wager, when all of a sudden I remembered, “I can’t do this”. For a split moment, March Madness took over my thought process and I narrowly avoided a preventable mistake.

NCAA rules prohibit all athletic department staff members and student-athletes from gambling or wagering anything of value on any NCAA sporting events. This includes any NCAA tournament games, brackets, and pools.
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Quick Setup: CU Gmail for iOS (iPhone, iPad)

gmail logoThe CU Boulder campus has recently transitioned all student email accounts to Gmail.  This change provides students with a significant increase in storage space – 25 GB.

Here are the quick start instructions to setup your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) with access to your email account.

Quick Setup:

  1. Tap to open Settings icon
  2. Select “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”
  3. Tap “Add Account . . .”
  4. Select “Gmail”
  5. Enter requested details (use Identikey for email address, NOT first.last@colorado.edu.  Email should look like this [your identikey]@colorado.edu).  Tap “Next”.
  6. Click “Save”
  7. Finished!

Click here for detailed setup instructions.

Learn how to activate your CU Gmail account.

Quick Setup: CU Gmail

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CU Boulder uses Google Apps for email, calendaring, and various other services. This service requires each student to navigate to the Google site to activate their account. Below is a quick setup guide to get you started:

CU gmail login screen gmail.colorado.edu

Quick Setup:

  1. Navigate to gmail.colorado.edu
  2. Login with your CU Identikey and password
  3. Accept the terms at the “Welcome to your new account” screen
  4. Welcome to your Inbox!

Key features of your CU Google account:

  • Access to Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, Chat, Groups, Drive, Sites
  • 25 gigabytes of storage in Gmail
  • 5 gigabytes of storage in Drive
  • Tied to your CU Identikey account
  • Everyone on campus will have a Google Apps account which makes for great collaboration

Setup CU Gmail on your iPhone or iPad.