The University of Texas at Tyler
Faculty Resources for Teaching
These resources have either been purchased or are provided for free to help you create the best learning experience possible in your online, hybrid or technology enhanced classes. Learn more about these resources below and contact your instructional design team with any questions on how to implement them.
- Web Conferencing
- Lecture Capture
- Learning Readiness Indicator
- Online Student Engagement Tools
- Plagiarism Detection & Proctoring
- Exam Creation and Management
- Supplementary Videos and Resources
Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing tool provided right in your Blackboard course. It allows you can meet simultaneously with your students or colleagues to audio/video chat and share presentations, images and web sites. Conferences can be recorded for users to be able to reference later. Your instructional design team can help get you started recording your sessions and there are also tutorials online.
Zoom offers video conferencing that unifies HD video conferencing, mobility and web meetings together as a free cloud service. It works across desktop, tablet, mobile and room systems. It is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, PSTN and H.323/SIP room systems.
Watch the YouTube video to Learn more about Zoom or go sign up for your free account today.
Whether inside the classroom or out, Tegrity makes recording your lectures or supplementary course content a snap. Click a button to start recording, click again to pause or stop, and Tegrity takes care of the rest. Recordings are automatically uploaded to the right course for only enrolled students to view. Check with instructional design to get started recording your lectures and check out the online demo.
More than a simple screen recorder, Camtasia helps you create professional videos easily. Use Camtasia to record on-screen activity, customize and edit content, add interactive elements, and share your videos with anyone, on nearly any device. Contact IT to have it installed on your computer and check out the online tutorials and demos.
Learning Readiness Indicator
StudyMate helps students "master the basics" of course material through learning activities, self-assessments, and games. A dozen activities – such as flash cards, crosswords and quizzes – engage students with course content in an individualized way. Already available in Blackboard, contact Instructional Design with questions on how to implement these great tools.
A free polling software, Poll Everywhere can be used for face-to-face classes or online classrooms for up to 40 users. Easy way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms — anywhere. It works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter.
Turning Technologies' easy-to-use, comprehensive product offering meets the needs of all learning environments. Instructors can deliver self-paced summative assessments and poll students from any Mac or PC. Give students the option to respond with ResponseCard clickers or through ResponseWare via any web-enabled device.
Safe Assign helps you prevent plagiarism while helping keep students accountable. You are able to create Safe Assign assignments, which are submitted and reviewed. After review you will receive an originality document. Contact your instructional design team with more questions on how to set this up.
ProctorU is a live online proctoring service for students taking exams online. The service uses a three-step process to replicate the face-to-face proctoring experience over the internet. Ask instructional design how to get setup today.
Provide your students with access to contemporary lectures, presentations and tutorials by including a link in your course to a TED ed video course. Find a TED Ed course to include in your course.
PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators.