Blackboard (Learning Management System)
Blackboard is a virtual hub for student services that provides access to online course materials, grades, organizations, accounts, and many other academic and campus services. Course information is also accessible through the University's mobile app (UR Mobile) on some devices.
Event and Classroom Management provides classroom technology support to classes and other curricular activities on River Campus. This includes supporting traditional audio/visual needs as well as computer and multimedia projection in classrooms.
Computer labs equipped with Windows and Macintosh computers, printers, and other technology are located around campus. Specialized software is installed on lab computers for use in coursework.
Instructional Technology Resources
Technology can assist with making instruction more effective, accessible, and comprehensive. A variety of instructional technology resources are available for faculty and students at the University.
Lecture Capture (Panopto)
Panopto allows you to record audio, video and your computer screen (Powerpoint or any software application) directly from your desktop and provides full capability for integrated playback later. Panopto is integrated with Blackboard to allow for restricted access to only students within your class to view lectures.
The IT Center will contains a self service media conversion station. Convert documents, photos, books, and multimedia into different formats that better support the needs of academic departments and program coursework.
The IT Center loans laptops and digital cameras to faculty, staff, and students for up to 3 days.
Rettner Technology Lending Library
The Rettner Technology Lending Library provides Arts, Sciences & Engineering with access to an array of standard and experimental technologies, including GoPro action cameras, Google Glass, and Oculus Rift.
Software Site Licensing
The UR Tech Store manages site licenses for commonly used software programs for math and statistics, science and engineering, bibliography management, security, online surveys, and other areas.
UR Mobile is the University's mobile app that provides on-the-go access to Blackboard, the online directory, maps, and other resources. The app is available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and as a mobile website on other phones and tablets.
Video services include HD video recording and editing, green screen work, creating motion graphics, sharing or archiving content, storyboarding, outline development, and basic scripting. Common video productions include lecture/event recordings, tutorials, instructional/course content creation, and promotional videos.
Create interactive, 360° virtual tours of campus spaces or events. Navigation within the panoramas can direct viewers to multiple locations and provide additional information about the spaces.
The VISTA Collaboratory is a visualization lab equipped with an interactive display wall that is connected to supercomputers. Capable of rendering massive data sets in real time, it provides an immersive environment to visualize and analyze complex data. Remove visualization is also available, allowing you to visualize data on Blue Hive and view it on your personal computer.
Zoom Video and Web Conferencing
Zoom video and web conferencing allows up to 50 participants to simultaneously collaborate over the Internet. You can attend video or audio meetings, share presentations, hold training seminars, and more from any location with a computer and Internet connection.