Teaching with Technology

Learning Management System/ Blackboard

UNC has adopted Blackboard as the Learning Management System. http://www.unco.edu/blackboard/. Once faculty members have been set up with their Ursa accounts, they can access the UNC Blackboard site at http://bb.unco.edu. For technical assistance, please contact the TSC at (970) 351-HELP (4357), submit an email help@unco.edu or visit the TSC at http://help.unco.edu.

 

Smart Classrooms

Smart Classrooms are regular classrooms enhanced with various types of technology, including a projector, DVD players, VCRs, interactive screens, and other pedagogical technologies. Faculty teaching on the UNC campus and using one of the technologically enhanced Smart Classrooms should prioritize contacting CETL (cetl@unco.edu) to schedule a hands-on training session prior to the start of the semester. If any faculty member experiences technical difficulties while using a Smart Classroom, they can use the phone provided in the Smart Classroom to be directly connected with the TSC. If a phone is not provided in the classroom, the TSC can be reached at (970) 351-HELP (4357). The email contact for TSC is help@unco.edu. Faculty members are also encouraged to access the TSC online support resources at http://help.unco.edu. For regular classrooms, a portable laptop cart is available with a projector. Please check the equipment out at your department's main office.

For faculty teaching in off-campus Centers, the Center Coordinator will schedule a hands-on training session in 30 minutes prior to the start of the first class. Technical difficulties are handled by Center Coordinators with assistance from the TSC.

 

Student Response System/Clickers

Clickers, a technology that instructors can use in the classrooms to engage students, function as student response systems, audience response systems, classroom response systems, and individual response systems. The clicker technology is a way to engage students, to gather data about their learning, and to conduct assessments in the classrooms. After a comprehensive evaluation of multiple systems, UNC has adopted a standard clicker system for faculty members to use in the classroom. For details and support, please contact CETL, or see http://www.unco.edu/cetl/emerging_technology/clickers/srs.html.