UAA Core Tools

2019 UAA Core Instructional Technology Toolset

 

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
  • Reviewed annually by the Online Learning Advisory Council Learning Technologies subcommittee
  • Use your alaska.edu account to log into the tools below

Blackboard

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

3rd party tools available inside Blackboard Learn: 

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 G Suite for Education: 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.

25Live: room scheduling system for UAA

Symantec Antivirus: software to prevent, detect and remove harmful virus, trojan and worm programs

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

 

What are UAA specialty tools?

  • Tools for some subset of UAA faculty, staff and/or students
  • Not 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
Premier AT Home Assistive Technology Tools students, faculty, staff Disability Support Services
CourseArc Creation of engaging, interactive, and accessible course content  faculty, staff Academic Innovations & eLearning
Screencast-o-Matic Pro Creation of screencast videos (AI&e has limited pro licenses; free version is always an option) faculty, staff Academic Innovations & eLearning
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. 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.