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Services and tools for supporting course materials and student engagement in teaching and learning activities.

Announcing Panopto!

UAlbany’s video management system is changing.  Ensemble Video will be replaced by Panopto, a leading video management platform for higher education.  In the coming weeks Panopto will be set up and video content migrated from Ensemble.


UAlbany's hub for digital learning tools offers a wide array of capabilities to manage course content, enable student interaction and communication, and assess learning.  Every scheduled section has a Blackboard course and class rosters are synchronized automatically throughout the semester.

Ensemble Video

Post audio/video course content and deliver high quality media streaming to your students.  Seamlessly embed your videos in Blackboard, create quizzing, set up live streaming, and more.

iClicker Classroom Polling

iClicker is used to facilitate active learning by enabling student engagement with classroom instruction. Using iClicker instructors can track attendance, encourage interaction between students, and increase participation.


VoiceThread is a "multimedia discussion board" tool that enables instructors and students to interact with course content and each other in a dynamic engaging way by connecting audio/video comments and other media files to the online conversation. VoiceThread is seamlessly integrated with Blackboard, for single click access to VoiceThread.  Instructors can grade VoiceThread assignments within VoiceThread and grades are automatically transferred to Blackboard's Grade Center.

Zoom for Teaching

Zoom is a cloud solution that offers video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience. The software allows users access to audio conferencing, video conferencing, online meetings, group messaging and web conferencing service in the cloud.