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Technology can be used creatively and effectively in the teaching and learning process. 

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally helps build a more inclusive learning environment and improve the student experience by helping them take clear control of course content with usability, accessibility and quality in mind.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is an all-in-one web conferencing platform that allows instructors to hold classes online in real time or record lectures or short videos to post to your course site.

Blackboard Original Course View

Blackboard Original Course View

Blackboard Original Course View most closely mirrors the course experience in Blackboard Learn 9.1. This view contains many of the advanced tools and workflows that instructors may be comfortable with.

Blackboard Ultra Course View

Blackboard Ultra Course View (UCV)

Blackboard has created a second option for the layout and look of your Blackboard course – Ultra Course View (UCV). UCV may also be referred to as “Blackboard Learn with the Ultra Experience.” 


Designing and Delivering PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint presentations are a great way to support a speech, visualize complicated concepts or focus an audience's attention. Here are some tips to avoid common mistakes.

LITE Initiative

LITE Classroom Upgrades

LITE (Learn, Innovate, Teach and Enhance) is a comprehensive initiative for the advancement of university teaching and learning environments. Based on academic IT needs and requirements, the LITE initiative will improve technology found in classrooms across the Columbia campus.

Technology Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

Technology tools can be used to enhance your course.


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