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 account to log into the tools below


UAA Blackboard Learn: Learning Management System (log in to  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, Meet, YouTube, Google Earth, Keep, etc. 

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

UAOnline: business aspects of UA (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

Foxit PDF Editor: edit PDF files (check accessibility, combine files, etc.)

Foxit Reader or 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
Navigate360 Student Success students, faculty, staff Academic Affairs
Helperbird Browser extension to make the web more accessible; install and connect to your account to access the Pro features  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
ScreenPal Formerly Screencast-o-Matic. Create screencast videos (limited pro licenses; free version is a great 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 with departmental purchase of faculty/staff licenses UAA Technical Support Center
GlobalProtect Virtual Private Network (VPN) faculty, and 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

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.