Classes

Access UAA Classes online at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/classes

UAA Classes UAA uses the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) to house course contents on the web. Users, courses, and enrollments are synchronized every day starting eight weeks before the first day of classes. Users use their UAA username and password to gain access to course contents and settings. Instructors can deliver curriculum to students online.

Students

Students will find out from their instructor whether the course will use blackboard. Students might use blackboard to download materials, upload assignments, collaborate with others, take tests, and view grades. Student resources are available via the online Technology Knowledge Base . Students can contact the callcenter for assistance or difficulties using blackboard.

Faculty

Faculty can use blackboard to host their courses online. The core features used are generally emailing the class members, course handouts, discussion boards, graded assignments and online quizzes. Putting your course online allows students to learn anywhere and have ready access to course materials. Plus, its less time distributing materials which is good for you and less paper which is good for the environment.

Faculty can make template courses that can be copied to all there sections. Faculty can "stack" sections combining all there students for a particular level of course into a single blackboard shell. Faculty can add and remove instructors, teaching assistants, graders, and other students to their online courses.

Faculty can call the callcenter for technical support using blackboard. Additionally, the Faculty Technology Center provides support for instructional technologies and methodologies. Also see the faculty resources page.