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Student Computing Resources

High-technology classrooms and computing labs form the basis for ideal learning environments at UMKC.


  • Course Management
    UMKC hosts several online course management solutions to make it easier to communicate and to share digital content with your students.
    • Blackboard is a course management tool with a comprehensive feature set, including document sharing, gradekeeping and social networking. Learn more about Blackboard at our Blackboard support site.
    • Blackboard Collaborate is a combination of the products formerly called Wimba and Ellumunate Live. It is is a real-time virtual classroom environment designed for distance education and collaboration.
    • Campus Pack is a resource which allows instructors to integrate social media and learning tools into Blackboard Course sites.
    • 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.
    • RedCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases.
    • 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.
    • SharePoint is a web based collaboration tool used to share information with others, manage documents, and reduce email clutter.
    • Tegrity is screen-capture/coursecasting software 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 collaboration.
    • WordPress - UMKC hosts its own instance of this popular blog hosting platform to support teaching, research, and student organizations.

  • Clickers
    Add 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.

  • Computer Labs
    Numerous general use and discipline specific computer labs are available to students across campus.
  • Pathway
    Faculty, staff, and students all use Pathway to manage university records such as grades and course enrollment.

  • University Libraries
    A wealth of reference tools are available at university libraries, both on campus and online.