Blackboard (Learning Management System)
Blackboard is a virtual hub for student services that provide access to online course materials, grades, organizations, accounts, and many other academic and campus services.
Event and Classroom Management provides classroom technology support to classes and other curricular activities for the College of Arts, Sciences & Engineering. 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.
The IT Center loans laptops and digital cameras to faculty, staff, and students for up to 3 days.
Panopto allows you to record audio, video and your computer screen (Powerpoint, etc.) directly from your laptop or desktop and provides full capability for integrated playback later. Videos created with external software can be uploaded into Panopto. Panopto is integrated with Blackboard to allow for restricted access to only students within your class to view lectures.
Piazza is a free, online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Students as well as instructors can answer questions, fueling a healthy, collaborative discussion.
Rettner 201 Software Consulting
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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 events, the online directory, maps, bus tracking, and other resources. The app is available on iOS, and Android.
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.
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.
Voicethread (Discussion Board)
Voicethread is a tool that can allow you to have a conversation around media. It can be used to facilitate multimedia-based discussions and presentations. Linking Voicethread to your course will automatically create accounts for you (the instructor) and your students based on enrollment within the Blackboard course.
Zoom Video and Web Conferencing
Zoom video and web conferencing allows up to 100 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.