Ideal Learning Environment (ILE) classrooms are equipped with computers and A/V projection equipment. You can request
training anytime to learn more about using these resources.
add interactivity to your classroom. 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.
UMKC hosts several online course management
solutions to make it easier to communicate and to share
digital content with your students.
Canvas is a new learning management system, replacing Blackboard,
that will be used with all classes at UMKC by Fall 2019. Learn more about Canvas at our
Canvas support site.
a course management tool with a comprehensive feature
set, including document sharing 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
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
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.
Zoom is the recommended web-conferencing tool for UMKC Canvas courses.
Cisco WebEx is a communication tool that incorporates audio conferencing, desktop computer sharing, and webcam video into a single platform, and can be used with PC, Macintosh, iOS, and Android devices.
is a cloud-based platform for creating and distributing web-based surveys.
It is the University preferred survey solution.
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.
UMKC Online helps you improve your digital pedagogy. Whether you’re new to Blackboard or
are an experienced online instructor, you’ll find new strategies and technologies to improve your teaching. View the
Training & Workshop Calendar to register for training,
certification courses, and the one-week intensive boot camp.
WordPress - UMKC hosts its own instance of this
popular blog hosting platform to support
teaching, research, and student