Learning Tools

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Blackboard Learn is a web application that allows the creation, administration, tracking, and delivery of digital content via course sites. This type of application is also referred to as a Learning Management System or LMS. At UIC, Blackboard Learn course sites are used in three main ways:

  1. for the enhancement of face-to-face instruction,
  2. as an important component of content delivery for blended courses, and
  3. as a core element delivering and assessing learning in online courses. 

UIC provides all faculty and instructors with a free and easy-to-use lecture capture tool called Echo360. Along with features provided by the tool, UIC faculty have access to support, learning workshops, and personal consultations.

The captures created from Echo360 can be automatically published to Blackboard Learn and accessed via the Echo Center tool, or iTunes U through an RSS feed.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, IT, ACCC
Classrooms

The ACCC provides assistance to the users of the common use classrooms (those scheduled by the Office of Classroom Scheduling) and ACCC computer labs on the East Side of campus.  The Learning Environments & Technology Support (LETS) office is centrally located in Lecture Center E, to provide a single point of contact for any support needed.

Audience: Faculty, Staff
Computer Labs

Campus computer labs are available to UIC students, staff, faculty and authorized guests. Several of the labs are available for reservation for instruction or special events. There are some labs that are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. In addition to general use labs, ACCC manages labs with access limited to a certain group, such as residence hall residents or students in a particular college.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

ACCC provides a variety of training formats, including self-paced online video tutorials, workshops and one-on-one consulting.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

For web and media publishing needs, choose from personal or group and departmental web publishing options on *people.uic.edu*, *webhost.uic.edu* or *publish.uic.edu*.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing is a virtual learning environment to facilitate real-time online learning. This Web conferencing system is accessed through Blackboard Learn and empowers Blackboard Learn instructors and TAs to create individual (and repeat Web Conferencing sessions) on their own with out requesting a session to be created or activated. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

The newly formed Learning Technology Solutions team of the ACCC is currently working to revise our web site content.  Please stay tuned for updates!

Introducing a new team in the ACCC: Learning Technology Solutions (LTS). This team brings together the instructional design and software support aspects of the Instructional Technology Lab, with the classroom and computer lab technology support of the Learning Environments & Technology Services office. This newly-merged group will be working to improve your experience as an instructor here at UIC by providing a central point of contact for all of your learning technology needs.

OUR MISSION

To enhance student success and faculty empowerment through learning technologies.

Audience: Faculty, Students

The ACCC provides multimedia equipment for a variety of uses:

  • Students may check out laptops and other multimedia equipment for three days at a time, at no cost, from several locations on campus.
    • Laptops are limited to three total checkouts per semester, in order to ensure the limited supply of laptops is available to as many students as possible.
  • Faculty may reserve or check out laptops and other multimedia equipment for use in a specific class session, at no cost, from the ACCC-LTS Support office.
  • Faculty may check out multimedia equipment for three days at a time, at no cost, from the ACCC-LTS Multimedia Lab.
  • Students, faculty, or staff can rent multimedia equipment for scheduled events, for a fee.  Details of this service are found at the Event Support (Audio/Visual) service page.
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Videoconferencing supports two-way video and audio communication.  Videoconferencing has many applications. It eliminates the need to travel for a meeting, a seminar, or a conference. While reducing travel time and costs, it still offers an interactive audio-visual way to communicate effectively between different locations. We also have web conferencing available.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, IT

UIC on iTunes U provides access to a wide range of UIC-related digital media content via the iTunes Music Store, Apple’s popular music jukebox and online music source.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

ACCC offers a Web Conferencing solutions through Blackboard Collaborate.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, IT

Streaming is the process of delivering large media files online without waiting for the entire file to download before viewing. While applications or packages typically require that they be downloaded in their entirety before using them, streaming allows you to see the first minute of video while the next minute downloads, hence streaming the media file.

Audience: Faculty, Staff

ACCC works diligently to improve and maintain instructional technology available to students, faculty and staff in classrooms and computer labs on campus. Classroom support is provided through our Learning Environments & Technology Services office, which is centrally located in the East Side of campus to provide a single point of contact for any classroom support needs. Campus computer labs are available to UIC students, staff, faculty and authorized guests. Several of the labs are available for reservation for instruction or special events.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

UIC and the Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC) have made available, with the use of the IT technology fee, an extended laptop lending program called ACCCELL, the ACCC's Extended Laptop Loan. The goal of the ACCCELL program is to provide those students in need of this technology, a loaner laptop to use during their tenure at UIC to assist in their academic success.

Audience: Students

A wiki is a website that allows a selected set of users to create and collaboratively edit web pages using just their web browser. It runs as an application on a Web server, with the content, including all revisions, usually being stored in a file system or a database.

Audience: Staff, IT

The Academic Multimedia Lab of the Learning Technology Solutions (LTS) team provides in-depth assistance in multimedia digitizing and conversion, from scanning photographs and slides, to digitizing video clips, transferring VHS video tapes to DVDs, or creating streaming video clips well-suited for web distribution.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students
UIC Mobile iOS Graphic

The UIC Mobile App is available as a free download from the Apple store for iOS or from Google Play for Android. There is also a mobile version of the app available at m.uic.edu. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and anyone interested in learning more about UIC can use this app to stay connected while on the go.

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Audience: IT