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Academic Innovations & eLearning and the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence have been working together to support faculty in the shift to alternate course delivery. When you have policy questions, please refer to the Academic Continuity (Faculty Guidance) site. For instructional continuity and colleague support, go to Keep Teaching: Maintaining Instructional Continuity. For teaching and technical support, go to Keep Teaching: Instructional Strategies and Resources.

Instructional Tools & Techniques

Academic Innovations & eLearning can help you keep teaching! We recommend that faculty take full advantage of UAA’s instructional technology. Keeping your students and the remaining course learning outcomes in mind, consider the following tools to temporarily shift your course online. UAA IT's Core Tools page includes a full list of UAA-supported tools. 

Learning management system: Blackboard Learn is UA's virtual learning environment. Blackboard 101 videos will help faculty with the basics. See also, AI&e YouTube channel and Blackboard Learn Help.

Productivity: Google Drive or Office 365 are free tools for UA students, faculty, and staff for collaborative work in documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.

Web conferencing: Both Collaborate and Zoom are built into Blackboard Learn (Tools) and work well for online class meetings or virtual office hours. For help getting started, see Collaborate Ultra video tutorial and Zoom video playlist

Recorded video: Record demonstrations or presentations using Screencast-o-Matic or Kaltura. Students can use the free version of Screencast-o-Matic to record videos up to 15 minutes long. UAA faculty can access the pro version using these instructions to record longer videos with some editing tools. Kaltura lets you store, caption, and embed audio and video media in your courses. Find Kaltura in Blackboard Learn as My Media or Kaltura Media. You can also request professional captions for videos you plan to reuse, through AI&e. YouTube is a common place to host and share videos; log in with your UA email account and remember to edit the automatic captions.

ePortfolios at UAA:  eWolf ePortfolios work well for team writing, peer feedback, and reflection along with traditional showcase portfolios. See the New Folio 411 or Digication Help Desk.


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