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Online Learning Tools
Online learning can occur in many different environments, including undergraduate classes, graduate classes, and workplace trainings. Shifting content from face-to-face instruction to online platforms can be challenging, particularly when it comes to navigating new technology. These resources are meant to guide faculty and staff through the transition to virtual learning by providing training on the learning tools available at UW-Madison. There are also resources to supply ongoing support and aid in technology troubleshooting. Be sure to also check out our Online Learning Best Practices page for tips on the practical application of these tools.
Just In Time
These Just In Time resources are ideal if you only have a couple of minutes to start finding out about Online Learning Tools.
Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra Experience User Interface Tour
UW-Madison provides access to a number of web conferencing tools for faculty, staff and students. Five of these tools include Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Google Hangouts Meet, Cisco Webex Meetings, Microsoft Teams and Adobe Connect. This document explains and compares the features of each platform.
Comprehensive resource page for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and its application at UW-Madison. Includes links to information about getting started, creating and editing sessions, accessibility, managing participants, and best practices, among other things.
Everything you need to know about Webex meetings for online learning and remote work. This guide offers step-by-step instructions for scheduling a meeting, using the software, and recording content. It also provides links to training sessions.
This page describes the features of Adobe Connect and explains how to obtain a license to use the software. In order to use this product, you must purchase a license. Adobe connect enables web meetings, virtual classes, presentations and group collaboration.
This page provides resources for faculty and staff describing how to use Canvas. It includes guidance for both credit-based and non-credit courses. Be sure to check out the Support and Training link on this page.
Through screen captures and explanations, this site provides answers to frequently encountered problems when trying to access library resources remotely. It is important to note that even users connected vis WiscVPN still need to login via EZProxy to access resources.
A list of books, journals and databases that are temporarily available at Ebling Library as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional Online Tools (Links)
These tools are also options for remote conferencing, however as a result of FERPA and HIPPA, they are not recommended for instruction at UW-Madison. Other institutions or projects outside of UW-Madison’s digital environment may require you to use some of these platforms or tools.