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What technology can I use to support academic continuity during emergencies?

Whether classes are postponed due to weather, illness, utility and infrastructure, or other emergency, ECU offers many resources to support academic continuity. Know which instructional technologies you can use in your classes to maintain academic continuity when your class cannot meet in person. Get more tips about transitioning your course to an online environment by contacting Wendy McKibben at x844 or via email.

Blackboard Learn is the University's learning management system. It is hosted by Blackboard to ensure a stable and reliable environment 24/7. The Blackboard system offers three core platforms: East Central University is transitioning from Blackboard Learn's Standard version to Ultra over the course of the next academic year. To learn more about Ultra, contact CETL, or visit the Blackboard Helpdesk for Ultra.

Content Management

  • Upload syllabus, course materials & handouts
  • Post presentations
  • Share links & resources
  • Embed YouTube videos

Communication, Collaboration & Engagement

  • Facilitate & continue course discussions
  • Send email & messages
  • Post announcements
  • Manage small group activities

Assessment & Grade Management

  • Distribute & collect assignments
  • Grade electronically and provide feedback
  • Post grades & maintain a digital gradebook
  • Deliver tests
  • Score with rubrics

Additional Instructional Technologies are located on the CETL Faculty Pages.