There are many technologies available to instructors at the University of Arkansas that can both enhance and simplify teaching and learning.
Students and faculty can participate in classes delivered online or access online materials and activities to complement face-to-face classroom experiences using Blackboard, the University of Arkansas learning management system.
Echo360 Active Learning Platform Personal Capture can be used by faculty and students to record audio, video, and/or computer presentations from any computer. Recordings are stored on your computer and can be uploaded to the Echo360 server for publication through a direct link or on Blackboard.
Echo360 is lecture capture software that allows faculty to record class sessions and share the recordings in Blackboard.
Echo360 Classroom Capture and Echo 360 Personal Capture are two tools that can be used to create and share video recordings with your students. Video recordings are one of the many tools that can be used to engage students in active learning. They can also serve as backup methods for class lectures and presentations on days when inclement weather and other issues disrupt the class schedule.
Kaltura allows you to create and share videos in Blackboard.
Echo360 is moving to a new version and location for the Fall 2016 semester. We will now use the Echo360 ALP (Active Learning Platform), hosted in the Amazon Cloud. If you have been using Echo360 Personal Capture (PCAP) to record and publish, you will need to download a new installer. Existing recordings on your computer will still be accessible within the new software.
In order for students to access the Echo360 content for a course a Content link to the Echo360 external tool must be added to each course. For student participation to be sent to the Results Center the Echo360 tool must be added through the Assessments menu on the Content page. Below you will find instructions for adding the Echo360 tool to courses, connecting Blackboard to Echo360 to get content, and creating a link to Echo360 in the course menu.
Learn how to send an announcement to your students through Blackboard to relay information quickly and efficiently.
Your course menu is your students’ road map for progressing through your class. An easy to understand course menu will save you and your students time when they’re completing assignments and accessing course materials.