Blackboard is a Learning Management System that provides an online space where instructors can place documents, videos, podcasts, lectures and many other types of files. Instructors can also use the space for asynchronous interaction by posting assignments, discussion board forums, assessments, blogs, wikis, or for synchronous interaction by using Wimba Classroom for live online classroom sessions.
The eLearning Blog supports the elearn Initiative on the UMKC Campus. Tutorials, eLearn Academy presentations, and other support materials are available.
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IS Advisory Council
The UMKC IS Advisory Council is comprised of a representative from each academic unit.
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Moodle is an online course management system. UMKC Moodle hosts current semester course sites, which can easily be accessible by using your SSO.
myVITA is a web-based faculty activity reporting system that allows faculty members at all four campuses to report on their research, teaching, service, scholarship and creative works. This system has replaced the Faculty Accomplishment System (FAS).
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Online Learning Training & Support
UMKC's Instructional Technologies offers training and support for our online learning delivery systems and courseware tools. We will customize training sessions to fit your need. To request a visit at your campus office or make an appointment with us for one-on-one or small group training please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Training and support are offered several ways.
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Panopto Coursecasting & Podcasting
Panopto is a lecture-capture platform that provides the ability to combine audio, video, PowerPoint/Keynote, and screen capture into one recording. Panopto can be used in ILE classrooms on the UMKC campus, or from any desktop, laptop, or mobile device where the Panopto software is installed.
- Information: Panopto Coursecasting & Podcasting
Pathway is a service for students that allows users to register for classes, add/drop classes, pay fees, access and update your personal information and more.
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment program (like Microsoft Word) or moved from one eLearning system to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus can save you hours on each project. For more information regarding Respondus please see the Blackboard site "Information for UMKC Blackboard Instructors." All UMKC faculty are automatically enrolled in this site.
Respondus LockDown Browser
The Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use LockDown Browser, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. For more information regarding Lockdown Browser, please see the Blackboard site "Information for UMKC Blackboard Instructors." All UMKC faculty are automatically enrolled in this site.
The Turnitin Suite makes grading student papers paperless and efficient. It is comprised of the Turnitin Originality Checker, GradeMark and PeerMark. The Originality Checker compares each student's submitted paper to millions of print and online resources. GradeMark allows instructors to easily insert comments into student papers online. PeerMark facilitates a peer review of a Turnitin assignment based on criteria set by the instructor. As all three tools are tied together, the instructor can toggle between the Originality Report, PeerMark peer reviews (if applicable) and GradeMark pages while grading a student's paper, making it easier to get a 'big picture' of each student's performance without jumping between programs and windows. The grade can be entered on the same page and will automatically be entered into the Blackboard Grade Center. With one click of an arrow, the instructor can move to the next student's submission.
- Information: Instructional Technology Services - Turnitin Suite
UM Web Applications
UM System Web Applications and Employee Directory.
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Wimba provides three tools: Classroom for live online web-conferencing, Bb IM for Instant Messaging, and Voice for web-based voice only tools such as Voice Authoring, Voice Email, Voice Board, Voice Presentation, and Voice Podcaster.