Technology Services for CCU Students

CCU's Information Systems and Technology group strives to keep the University on the cutting edge of technology while providing top notch customer service. CCU’s IT group maintains and regularly updates the technology we use to connect within the CCU community.

All students receive access to Microsoft Office 365, which includes a free download and installation of Office 2016 for Mac and PC.

Student Laptop Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (Windows PC); OS X 10.11 or later for Mac operating systems.
    1. Windows operating systems from Windows 7, and Mac OS 10.6 or older will not support Blackboard.
    2. Chromebooks are not supported.
  • Chrome or Firefox should be used for all Blackboard work. Internet Explorer and Safari are not supported for Blackboard use.
  • Webcam: Either one that is built into your computer or an external one.
  • Microphone: Most laptops and webcams have microphones built in.
  • Blackboard App: Should you choose to use a smart phone or tablet to view your courses, the Blackboard app is highly recommended. It can be downloaded from your phone’s app store. The Blackboard app should only be used to view course content and grades. It is recommended that you use your computer for Blackboard assignments and tests.

Keeping CCU Connected

CCU's Information Systems and Technology group supports many services for our students and staff. They work hard to ensure that all technology resources are updated frequently so that CCU can better serve our students. Here are just some of the great services we offer:

100% coverage wireless network and high speed Internet access

The University is directly connected to the Internet by a major fiber optic network that services the Denver metro area. The wireless network is available at all locations at each of CCU's locations.

The Lakewood Main Campus boasts the latest wireless technology, 802.11n and also provides 802.11a/b/g. All other CCU locations offer 802.11b/g connectivity. A dual-band wireless network card is preferred for the best coverage.

E-mail service through Google

CCU has partnered with Google to make use of the Google Apps for Education services. This offers students access to 6.5 gigabyte e-mail box, calendaring, and a variety of collaborative online applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. All students are required to have a @students.ccu.edu email.

Computer labs and public workstations

The University provides several computer labs, all of which are on a four year replacement cycle, ensuring you won't be stuck on a hopelessly outdated computer. On the Lakewood campus computer labs are located in the Cedar Center, the Library, the Beckman Center, the Music Center, and the 24 Hour Lab located in Harwood Hall.

Additionally, public use workstations are located in the Beckman Center, the Dining Commons and the Student Union.

All classrooms are technology enabled

Each classroom at CCU is equipped with a Computer, DVD player, sound system and overhead digital projector. Science labs also included document cameras for showing live experiments on the overhead projector. All of the technology in the classrooms are frequently used by faculty and are available to students for in class presentations as well.

Microsoft Office 365

All CCU students are eligible to receive a free download of Microsoft Office 365 for Mac and PC during their time of enrollment.