With the need to accommodate teaching and learning in a remote environment at the University of Arkansas, the TIPS Team is ready to help departments, faculty, and instructors prepare to teach remotely. Global Campus, IT Services, and the TFSC are ready to help! 

Faculty can email us at tips@uark.edu for support.

We also have a Faculty Only TIPS Remote Teaching Hotline 479-575-6804.
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For student support, please have them call the Help Desk at 479-575-HELP or visit help.uark.edu.

Who We Are

Teaching Innovation and Pedagogical Support (TIPS) is a partnership between the University of Arkansas’ Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center (TFSC)IT Services, and Global Campus. We focus on academic technology and teaching support. Our goal is to collaborate across campus in order to promote faculty development and enhance student success. We support the vision of the TFSC “to provide innovative and engaging programs and resources for our faculty that will promote excellence and will enrich academic programs and learning experiences on our campus.”

How-to Articles & Online Blackboard Courses

Self-Enroll in Blackboard Online Courses

We use Blackboard Learn for our Learning Management System (LMS). We have help and support available whether you are a heavy user or have never used an LMS before. We can help!

We have several self-enroll Blackboard Online Courses. Log in to Blackboard and follow these instructions!

Online Video Conference with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra is Blackboard’s built-in video conferencing tool.  Participants can see others via webcam, hear and ask questions via voice or instant messaging, and share presentations and ideas using a common whiteboard or by sharing screens. Sessions are recorded and can be posted with other course materials in a Blackboard course or shared outside of Blackboard as a direct link. This method allows for more of an in-class feel with discussions and communication occurring just as it would in class. 

We have a self-enroll online course on Collaborate Ultra!  Log in to Blackboard and follow these instructions!

Record a Voice-Over PowerPoint Video

If you have a PowerPoint but you do not want to record yourself, Microsoft has made it easy to create a voice-over PowerPoint video. This feature is built right into PowerPoint and allows you to show your screen and record your voice.

One great thing about this is that it records each slide independently before putting it all together into one video. This allows you to re-record a single slide if you make a mistake instead of having to use video editing software or re-recording a whole video!

Record Lectures and Create Videos with Kaltura

If we find ourselves in a situation where we need to record and post lectures in an online format, Kaltura Media is a great option. Kaltura Media allows faculty, staff, and students to create and share video and audio within Blackboard as assignments, lectures, or even blogs! Kaltura Media can also be shared directly to individuals via email and messages.