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Tools and Technology

Blackboard Original Course View

Even though the new Ultra Institution Page is displayed after logging in, by default, all courses are still created in the Original course view.

Blackboard Ultra Course View (UCV)

Blackboard Learn with the Ultra Experience – a learner-centered environment designed to improve user efficiency and satisfaction in a modern, comfortable, and simple interface. This overview will help you, the instructor, become familiar with the new interface. The streamlined navigation and workflows are designed to allow you to get in, get done, and get out.

Class Collaborate

A web-conferencing tool that allows you to create/record lecture presentations or hold live class sessions, virtual office hours, and host guest speakers.

Microsoft Office 365

With the university's enterprise subscription to Office 365, you can get the latest version of Office, extra OneDrive storage, plus Office Mobile apps so you can get things done on just about any device.

Narrated (VoiceOver) PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint offers features to record audio narration and export the presentation as a video. PowerPoint records audio slide-by-slide rather than in one continuous file.

Creating Audio Recordings

Audacity is an open-source, audio recorder and editor for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.


Screencast-o-matic is a screencasting and video editing software tool to support video creation.

Other Tools and Resources

There are other tools and resources available to support online teaching.

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