The Center for Online Learning, Teaching and Technology

UTPA Supported Software Handouts

Below is a list of available handouts for UTPA supported software specific to teaching and learning online.


Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is all about helping create virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces that open more possibilities to more students, wherever they are. Collaborate offers an exciting new approaches to learning while involving each student on an individual level.

Blackboard Collaborate Handouts


ConnectYard provides a completely private and secure, social engagement platform that allows for anytime, anywhere communication and collaboration across a variety of social and mobile technologies, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and SMS (text, picture and video messaging).

ConnectYard Handout


Creating quizzes and exams is often a time consuming task, but Respondus takes much of the difficulty out of it. With Respondus, instructors can import test questions from a word document, and the software program will convert the document to a format that is ready to upload to Blackboard- no more copy and pasting.

Respondus Handouts 


SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention service, offered by Blackboard to its Blackboard Learning System Enterprise, Vista Enterprise and CE Enterprise clients. This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content.

SafeAssign Handouts

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Create, customize and personalize content by mashing up your own materials with rich media, interactive exercises, quizzes and text. The combination of personalized content, embedded assessment, interactivity, and immediate student feedback increases student engagement and improves learning outcomes.

Softchalk Support Center


Tegrity Campus records class time and course content for students to watch live, or review on-demand.

Tegrity Handouts

Turning Point

TurningPoint audience response system integrates 100% into Microsoft PowerPoint and allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a ResponseCard keypad or other hand-held/computer devices. Engage participants, assess learning, gather data, or enhance presentations with TurningPoint.

TurningPoint Handouts