Teaching Tools and Technology

ESSENTIAL TOOLS and Technologies 

In both face-to-face and online/hybrid courses, educational technology can help you establish a strong virtual welcome, introduce both you and your students to each other, orient students to the virtual and remote classroom spaces, and organize instructional materials. Using a small set of essential tools can help to ensure success for you and all your students throughout the term. 

Setting Up Courses in the Blackboard Learning Management (LMS) System

YuJa for Creating Lecture Videos & Narrated PowerPoint Lectures

Class Collaborate Ultra Webconferencing for Synchronous Online & Flexible Face-to-Face or Online Course Delivery

Class Collaborate (formerly Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) Webconferencing can be accessed as a participant or moderator from a computer or your smartphone through the Blackboard Instructor App. external window icon Students can turn off their video to conserve bandwidth or to maintain privacy if they are working in an environment with children or others, but the greatest benefits of synchronous meetings come from creating presence and community by seeing each other. 

During Collaborate Course Meetings
After Collaborate Course Meetings