CU Anschutz Student

Technology Guide

Technology Access

Campus Portal Login (UCD Access): PassportID single sign-on will provide a list of resources available for student, faculty and staff use.

University Email: 

  • Access your Microsoft Outlook email account at: Don't know your password? To access your email account, go to to set up a password. Be sure to have your university ID number available to complete this step.
  • All students need to register for multi-factor authentication (MFA) using Duo Security. MFA helps keep your data - and the university's - safe from cybercriminals that target student credentials to gain access to personal information. And don't worry, once you've registered for Duo, you will only be prompted to authenticate about once every 90 days!
  • Following are the MFA steps to take:
    • OIT recommends installing Outlook for your university email for ease of use and security purposes. Microsoft 365 Outlook is the only university-supported email client. More information about installing and using Outlook email is available here.

Canvas: The university's learning management system (LMS) used for posting course content, activities, assessments and grades.

VPN and Remote Access: Allows access to a secure a network connection and university resources (network drives, etc.) from off-campus or while connected to the secure CU Denver | Anschutz wireless network.

System AlertsReview the complete list of system alerts to learn about any planned or unplanned outages related to OIT.

Additional Resources

Computer Labs:  The CU Anschutz classroom computer support team provides computer hardware, software and technical expertise required for student courses and computer training labs, as well as computer support for departmental events and the fulfillment of their respective missions. This includes the installation of specific software for courses, webinars, and other programmatic needs. Locations include Education II North, Education I and Research I North. Call (303)724-4357(4-HELP) or submit a ticket for computer lab support.

Printing: Print services are generally provided through your school or department. Contact the IT Professional(s) in your school or department for more information. 

Software: We offer many free software downloads including, MATLAB, Zoom and Microsoft Office products. Make sure to check for available downloads before making an unnecessary purchase.

The Writing Center at CUAnschutz Medical Campus is a free resource available to all university students who wish to improve as writers. Services include in-person and online one-on-one appointments. Professional Writing Consultants will work on any type of writing and any aspect of the writing process, including (but not limited to) idea-generation, research, organization, thesis development, source usage and grammar.

Strauss Health Sciences LibraryFind technology related trainings, tools and support. 

Device Security: Learn how to stay secure on your devices.

Audience Response Systems:

OIT Service Desk: Your main point of contact for your technology questions. Whether you need to request a new service or troubleshoot an issue with technology, OIT is here to help. 

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