University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Course Technologies

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.
For general assistance or information on educational technologies, contact the Bb Help Desk (479-575-6804).


Blackboard Learn

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.


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Kaltura Video Recorder

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 Exam Tool

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.


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Bb Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaboration platform providing web conferencing, virtual meeting rooms, mobile collaboration, messaging, and recorded leacture capabilities Learn more.

Wonder Widget Tool Banner

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.

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