Academic and Instructional Technologies are the day-to-day tools that keep the academic community on track and the student community engaged and informed.
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Blackboard Learn 9.1 is the official Learning Management System (LMS) for the University of Massachusetts. The LMS provides faculty with a robust platform for teaching web-enhanced, blended and fully online courses.
Classroom Technology: Instructional Technology Services (ITS) supports all the technologies available for faculty in the classroom.
In-Class Polling: The current technology used for polling is Turning Technologies.
The Academic Technology team is running pilot programs, in Spring 2020, with faculty to provide alternatives from student funded models to University financed polling, or active learning software. empty
ePortfolios by Digication is an online application to develop, share and archive one or more academic portfolios.
Gradescope is a suite of online tools that provides a streamlined, flexible, and consistent grading process. Integrated with Blackboard, this tool provides on-the-fly rubric creation and features for automated, accelerated grading.
Lecture Capture technology gives you the ability to record your classes and post them in a Blackboard shell for students to be able to review course content outside of the classroom.
Plagiarism detection software can help students learn citation, and ensure academic integrity.