There are many resources and guides provided by the University to support faculty
in using and implementing the course related technologies at the U of A. The areas
below are intended to direct you to these areas. OSIE will supplement the guides as
For assistance, contact Courtney Hamilton (479-575-5129, RCED 209) or the Bb Help Desk (479-575-6804).
Students and faculty can participate in classes delivered online or access online materials and activities to complement face-to-face classroom experiences using Blackboard Learn, the University of Arkansas learning management system. Course shells are automatically created for every UAConnect course and instructors are automatically assigned once identified in UAConnect. Learn more.
Kaltura is an innovative solution for creating and managing your curriculum video content. Kaltura is fully integrated with Blackboard Learning Management System and provides a efficient and useful way to create, manage and distribute your video content in Blackboard. Learn more.
Respondus is a tool used to create and manage exams, quizzes, surveys, and self-tests that can be printed on paper or published directly to your Blackboard course. You can create, edit, and organize questions in Respondus, offline, and then upload the assessment when you are ready. The U of A has a university-wide license for Respondus; however you will need to update the license information each summer in preparation for the fall. Learn more.
Blackboard Content Creation Tool (a.k.a., The Walton Wonder Widget)
The widget was developed to greatly speed up the creation of Blackboard content using a standardized icon set, look and feel, and boiler-plate starting text. This widget also creates the common banners seen across the graduate programs. If you are interested in viewing demo of how this tool works and what is possible, contact Wayne Jones. Also, if you would like to help contribute your common texts for the boilerplate material, please let us know.