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Technology enhances pedagogy in a variety of ways including adding interactivity to a lecture, creating spaces for group work, and expanding student capacity for creativity and research. Whether you are teaching online, hybrid or in-person courses, innovative tools help students learn, improve teaching effectiveness, and even create efficient excellence. To use it well requires purposeful implementation and careful planning.  Here are some technologies to explore and resources to help you adapt them to give students choices in how they present their knowledge.

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Digital Literacy

Content Creation

NOTE: Regardless of what technology you use, remember to not only tie it back to learning outcomes, but to consider Universal Design and Accessibility options for students who may need them.

BlackBoard LearnUTSA’s learning management system

Asynchronous Best Practices

  • Video Production – provides consultation on multimedia development for online and hybrid courses.

Microsoft Office – is a great place to create content

Adobe Creative Cloud  a set of applications and services that gives users access to a collection of software for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and some optional cloud services. For ideas on how to use our Adobe Creative license in the classroom read:

Academic Web Conferencing

NOTE: To ensure FERPA compliance in virtual classrooms and other educational recordings, please review the following UTSA guidelines.


  • Respondus – a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard Learn, and other learning systems.
  • Academic Integrity & Proctoringreview the fundamentals of academic integrity, highlight recommended test settings, cover UTSA supported originality and proctoring tools, and more
  • Proctorio – the only remote monitoring platform that ensures end-to-end learning integrity before, during, and after the assessment.
  • Unicheck – integrated plagiarism checker helps to achieve authenticity instead of simply pointing out similarity.

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