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Blackboard Ally logo

Blackboard Ally (New)

Supported by TLC

Blackboard Ally is an accessibility application that works with Blackboard to help ensure that your digital course content is accessible by learners. Ally provides course content in accessible formats, including electronic braille and audio files. Ally will be integrated in myClass (Blackboard) to allow for easier student access and seamless integration into the GradeCenter.

Best for: 

  • Improving accessibility
  • Providing multiple file formats of a single file

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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Supported by TLC

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is the Blackboard’s real-time meeting software. With no plugins or downloads necessary, BB Collaborate Ultra is very simple to connect and is integrated in your learning management system with a simple interface.

Best for: 

  • Video conferencing
  • Synchronous classes

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Camtasia (New)

Supported by TLC

Camtasia is a screen recorder and video editor to create video tutorials and other instructional videos and edit them. 

Best for: 

  • Screen recording
  • Video editing

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H5P (New)

Supported by TLC

H5P allows you to create rich interactive content in Blackboard (myClass). Reuse and modify content in at any time.

Best for: 

  • Content authoring
  • Interactive learning

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Kahoot

Supported by TLC

Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that brings engagement and fun.

Best for:

  • Gamified learning
  • Quizzing

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MS Teams

Supported by ITS

MS Teams is a video conferencing tool that comes with UFV’s Microsoft 365 accounts.

Best for: 

  • Video conferencing
  • Instant messaging

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Padlet (New)

Supported by TLC

Padlet is an extremely flexible synchronous and asynchronous application that can help transfer your in-class activities to online, such as brainstorming by posting Post-it notes to a virtual whiteboard. It is an engaging alternative to a shared whiteboard.  

Best for: 

  • Collaboration
  • Engaging activities

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PeerScholar

Supported by TLC

PeerScholar offers a great way for students to learn from their peers using self and peer assessment. This is a very structured yet flexible way to provide self and peer assessments. Students build transferrable and metacognitive skills in the processes of creating, reviewing, and revising assignments. PeerScholar will be integrated in myClass (Blackboard) to allow for easier student access and seamless integration into the GradeCenter.

Best for: 

  • Peer assessments
  • Self assessments

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Turnitin

Supported by TLC

Turnitin promotes academic integrity and writing skills by helping students paraphrase and cite accurately and check their grammar. This tool also enhances academic skills of the students by providing feedback on the content authorship.

Best for:

  • Promoting academic integrity
  • Plagiarism checking

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WeVu (New)

Supported by TLC

WeVu is a platform that can host videos made by students and faculty. WeVu allows video annotations and time-stamped feedback. An easy to use tool where students and instructors can comment in-line with a video.

Best for:

  • Annotating videos
  • Timestamped feedback for videos

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WordPress (New)

Supported by TLC

WordPress is being adopted to offer additional web authoring capabilities (blogs, journals, websites, etc.,) and portfolio tools to enhance those available in Blackboard.

Best for: 

  • Content authoring
  • Blogging

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Zoom (New)

Supported by TLC

Zoom is an synchronous virtual classroom that is an alternative to Collaborate Ultra. With more participants' video feeds and stability, Zoom is a great tool for meeting your students out of Blackboard. Zoom requires the installation of an app.

Best for: 

  • Video conferencing
  • Synchronous classes

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