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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate (formerly eLive) is an online collaboration tool that can be used by instructors to offer online, blended, and mobile learning. Instructors can use this tool as a meeting space to engage online students in real time discussion, use for online office hours, provide a space for students to collaborate, and open their virtual classroom to guest speakers. Some instructors use the tool to record lectures. Blackboard Collaborate is available for use from within your Blackboard course tools.


Qualtrics Research Suite

UAA uses the Qualtrics Research Suite to provide unlimited surveys and survey responses to all staff, faculty, and students.  Qualtrics includes full report building capabilities and collaboration tools. To learn more or to start using Qualtrics go to