Technology for Learning
Online courses at UVM use a number of technologies that provide you with a richer, more interactive experience. You can connect to any of these tools directly from your Blackboard 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:
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.
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.
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.
helps create high-quality audio that you can listen to on the go. Download files to your phone to listen at a convenient time for you.
is an industry leader in interactive learning experiences. Storyline modules are embedded in several online courses, where you will find interactive exercises and brilliant graphics that bring learning to life. In addition, you can view Storyline on any device, including your phone, tablet, or laptop.
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.
, 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.