Moodle is an
alternate course management tool with many of the same
features as Blackboard.
Moodle documentation is available to help you get
started using the service.
Respondus is a program that acts as a translator
between Blackboard and word processing documents and
text files. It allows tests that are created in a
document to be uploaded to Blackboard. It also allows
instructors to download and/or print tests that
currently exist in Blackboard.
that can be used to create recordings of
class lectures and presentations for
viewing at a later date. In addition to
web streaming, Tegrity also offers the
instructor the ability to easily create
audio and video podcasts, rss feeds and
more. Tegrity is enabled for both
Blackboard and Moodle at UMKC.
Wimba Classroom is a real-time
virtual classroom environment designed
for distance education and
- UMKC hosts its own instance of this
popular blog hosting platform to support
teaching, research, and student
interactivity to your classroom with
Clickers. With the receiver and response pads,
you can give short quizzes, take attendance, play learning games,
instantly assess students' comprehension of your lecture, and more.
Numerous general use and discipline specific computer labs are available
to students across campus.
Labs serve the commonest computing needs of all
students. They operate all week during a regular
semester and on a more limited schedule between
answers common questions about usage guidelines
is an online service that provides
24x7 access to much of the software available in the general use computing
Specialized Labs serve the unique
computing needs of individual schools and departments.
You can contact these areas directly for more
information about hardware/software availability.