UTC Learn Building Blocks
Building Blocks are software and applications available to faculty and staff that
facilitate and/or expand Blackboard's capabilities. Below is a list of currently
approved and installed Building Blocks on the UTC Learn system.
|Add Test Student||University of Saskatchewan||1.6.0||Allows instructors to add a “test student” to view courses from the student perspective.||Instructor Tutorials|
|Cengage Learning MindLinks||Blackboard||1.100.911300180||Instructor integration for Cengage course materials||Cengage Help|
|LockDown Browser||Respondus||3.2.0||Custom browser that locks down the testing environment||LockDown Browser Help|
|McGraw-Hill Connect & Create||Blackboard||2.2.91130038||Instructor integration for McGraw-Hill course materials||McGraw-Hill Help|
|Online Attendance||Baylor University||2.3.3||Instructor tool for recording student attendance||Instructor Tutorials|
|Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering||Blackboard||3.0.911300370||Instructor integration for Pearson course materials||Pearson Help|
|SafeAssign||Blackboard||3.06||SafeAssign is a text matching software that is available to instructors||Instructor Tutorials|
|UTC Learn Mobile||Blackboard||91.4.3||Application for mobile devices to access UTC Learn||UTC Learn Mobile|
|WileyPlus||Blackboard||2.0.911300439||Instructor integration for WileyPlus course materials||WileyPlus Help|
UTC Learn Building Block Review Process
Below is a summary of the steps involved in the testing process after you have submitted your request.
- Request for the third-party integration is submitted by the faculty, application below.
- Request reviewed by relevant staff (Instructional designers and System admin)
- Accept – Notify requestor that their request is moving into quality assurance (QA) testing, including their role (if applicable). Also notify of the estimated time for results of QA testing
- Decline – Notify requestor of rationale
- QA Testing
- Obtain copy and necessary license for building block
- Install on test environment
- QA Testing
- Instructional designers
- System admin
- Disability Resource Center
- Findings, discussion, and recommendations
- Generate report
- Notification to requestor
- Accept – Schedule for production implementation
- Decline - Rationale
UTC Learn Building Block Request Form
UTC Learn is a critical component of UTC learning environment. In addition to UTC Learn’s existing tools for teaching and learning is the potential to integrate third-party products into the system to improve instruction and learning.
UTC’s Accessible Technology Initiative requires that all new technologies adopted at UTC be fully accessible to all UTC students, faculty, and staff. In partnership with the UTC Learn Online new UTC Learn technologies are tested to ensure accessibility and compatibility with the existing UTC Learn system.
Faculty interested in adopting a third-party component (sometimes called building blocks) that require integration with the UTC Learn system will need to complete the form below before installation.
After your request is received by the UTC Learn Online, the CODL staff will begin the process of quality assurance (QA) testing. In addition to functionality testing, the requested components will also undergo testing for universal design and accessibility compliance by the Disability Resource Center.