University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Welcome to AI&e!

    We promote teaching, learning, and student success by fostering innovative and pedagogically sound instructional practices, supporting students and faculty in distance education initiatives, and managing academic technologies.

    AI&e Team

Aspire to learn. Invest in students. Evolve your pedagogy.

Blackboard Winter Upgrade

In preparation for the Blackboard Winter Upgrade coming on Friday, Dec. 20, the testing window for the new version will open on Friday, Nov. 8 and run through Friday, Dec. 6. 
If you are interested in participating in testing, please watch for the official invitation on Friday, November 8.
A timeline of upgrade events is as follows:
  • November 8: Testing link shared
  • November 8 - December 6: Testing Window Open
  • December 6: Feedback window closes
  • December 20: Winter Upgrade occurs

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Talbot, or David Dannenberg,

Captioning Resources Available to Faculty - FREE! 

This academic year AI&e is offering all UAA faculty access to human captioning for course video, done by humans to the 99% level, at no cost to you or your department. Captioning is done through 3Play Media. 

For more information, guidelines, and a submission form, please use this UAA Video Captioning Form. Don’t delay!  AI&e’s funding is limited.


Screencast-O-Matic is Back!

Screencast-O-Matic, a popular web-based tool that allows you to quickly and easily create screencasts for instructional materials. The newest, Pro level version of Screencast-O-Matic has resolved previous accessibility concerns. You can access the AI&e Pro version with these instructions . If you are new to the tool, log in and try it out.  Visit the Screencast-o-Matic tutorials for assistance or contact AI&e’s Instructional Designer team at 786-6219 or email to

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