Instructional Technology

UCA licensed LMS and supported instructional software

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Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing tool that includes online meetings with screen sharing and group messaging features that work across multiple platforms.


Blackboard Learn (more commonly known as simply Blackboard) is a course management system used by UCA. Blackboard Learn includes a virtual course environment with a complete set of tools for course preparation, delivery, and management, resulting in an e-learning system that is easy to use, innovative, and reliable.

Blackboard Ally

Ally is a tool that works with Bb Learn to help instructors ensure course content is accessible to all users. It scans pages, documents, images, and more providing each item with an accessibility score and options for how to fix accessibility issues, if needed.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard CollaborateTM is a simple, convenient, and reliable web conferencing solution built for education and training. Engage with the material and your instructor. Thanks to robust collaboration and conference tools, everyone feels like they're in the same room together, regardless of their location or device.


Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system integrated within Blackboard. It is a tool used to upload media which enables usage in a variety of areas across University sites, including multiple Blackboard courses at once. Kalture allows media to be inserted into Blackboard assignments, quizzes, exams, and course content by either the instructor or the student.

The advantage of using Kaltura is that your media is converted into multiple file formats which can be viewed in a browser without installing additional browser plugins. Using Kaltura rather than YouTube or Vimeo provides secure and private video publishing ensuring only students enrolled in a Blackboard course have access to videos uploaded to that course.

Respondus Lockdown Browser

LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system.

Additional Resources Available

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) provides comprehensive resources for UCA Faculty.