UAA Core Tools

What are UAA Core tools?

  • Technology tools for teaching, learning, and productivity
  • Supported by the UAA Technical Support Center (786-4646) 
  • Can be used by all UAA faculty, staff, and students at no cost
  • Use your alaska.edu account to log into the tools below

Blackboard

UA Blackboard Learn: Learning Management System (log in to UA Blackboard)

3rd party tools available inside Blackboard Learn* 

*supported through collaborative efforts of UAA and the vendor

Other UAA Academic Tools

eWolf ePortfolio = Digicationuser-friendly online platform to share your work (log in to eWolf)

Qualtrics Research Suite: robust easy-to-use online survey tool (log in to Qualtrics)

Productivity Tools

Google Workspace: Mail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Hangouts Meet, YouTube, Google Earth, Blogger, Keep 

Microsoft Office 365: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Skype, OneDrive, Sway, Teams, etc.

UAOnline: business aspects of UAA (registration, grades, pay, employment information, benefits, class rosters, etc.)

25Live: room/event scheduling system for UAA

3rd Party Supported Tools

Google Chrome: recommended web browser

Mozilla Firefox: recommended web browser

VLC Media Player: plays most multimedia files and runs on all platforms

Adobe Acrobat Reader: view, print, and comment on PDF files

Zoom: video conferencing

 

  Accessibility and Privacy Policies for Tech Tools

 

What are UAA specialty tools?

  • Tools for some subset of UAA faculty, staff and/or students
  • May not be supported by the UAA Technical Support Center
Specialty Tool What it is for Who can use it Where to get more information
Seawolf Tracks Student Success students, faculty, staff Academic Affairs
CircleIn
Remote studying and collaboration
 students, faculty Academic Affairs
Texthelp Read&Write Supports students with reading, writing, and online research (download, install, and log in with Microsoft using UA username/password) students, faculty, staff  Disability Support Services
Canva Layouts to design, share and print flyers, logos, presentations, banners, etc. students, faculty, staff UAA Technical Support Center
Akademos Online Bookstore Full-service online bookstore and course materials platform faculty, students Bookstore Help
CourseArc Creation of engaging, interactive, and accessible course content  faculty, staff Faculty Development & Instructional Support
Screencast-o-Matic Pro Creation of screencast videos (AI&e has limited pro licenses; free version is always an option) faculty, staff Faculty Development & Instructional Support
Adobe Creative Cloud Discounted pricing is available for this collection of 20+ apps for photography, design, video, etc. faculty, staff UAA Technical Support Center
SPSS  Statistical Analysis free for students; departments purchase faculty/staff licenses UAA Technical Support Center
Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) faculty, staff off campus use UAA Technical Support Center
Blackboard Learn add-ons Add functionality to Blackboard
with third party tools
faculty, staff UAA Blackboard Use Policy
UA licensed applications OIT makes several UA licensed
applications available via an authenticated webpage (e.g. old version of Adobe Acrobat)

UAA, UAS, UAF, SW faculty/staff

General instructions for installation and use of applications from UA Software Downloads site
UA OIT

Faculty looking for additional learning technologies can contact an instructional designer and are encouraged to use the following resource to evaluate a new tool: Blackboard Tool Evaluation Survey.