Technology for Learning
Online courses at UVM use technologies that provide you with a richer, more interactive experience. You can connect to any of these tools directly from your Learning Management System (LMS) course space. Your instructor will provide more information of how to best use these tools. Some of the tools you may see in your online course include the following:
Microsoft Teams is available to all classes and offers chat across multiple channels, collaborative file editing, and web conferencing with your instructor and other students. If your courses use any of these technologies, Microsoft Teams will be linked directly from within the course in Blackboard and your Instructor will provide more information.
Yellowdig is a platform for lively, social media-like discussion within UVM courses. Comment, upvote, @mention, and share videos just like you do in your favorite social media app.
Flipgrid is a quick and easy way to reflect upon, discuss, and showcase what you are learning, making, reading, solving, and experiencing. Upload easy-to-make videos showcasing your work.
Your instructor may be posting video snippets using Screencastomatic to help you understand a concept, respond to a common misunderstanding, or demonstrate how to solve a problem. All video content has captions to help you understand.
Blackboard Ally makes sure that content is accessible to everyone. This means that photos contain captions so you understand their meaning and written materials are provided in a variety of formats.
With VoiceThread, you can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio file upload. The comments are in the context of the presentation, so you can better understand everyone’s perception of the topic.