How Do I Create a Poll on Zoom?

Creating polls in Zoom is easy. To get started, open the meeting in which you want to administer a poll. At the bottom of the meeting screen, click on Polls. A pop-up window will appear where you can create as many questions as you like. You can create your questions ahead of time so they […]

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What is Gradescope?

Gradescope is a program that faculty and instructors can use to assist them in grading homework, quizzes, and exams. This helpful tool is integrated with BlackBoard Learn and can be used to virtually evaluate handwritten documents, mathematical and chemical formulas, and other coursework. UA now has a campus license for this program, so make sure […]

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What is the Safe Links program that OIT added to our email system?

Microsoft Safe Links was activated on all UA staff and faculty email accounts on Monday, November 30. It is a tool that scans incoming email, checking for malicious hyperlinks. As you are aware, phishing scams will often include links for you to click on to supposedly do something legitimate when they are actually tricking you […]

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Why won’t UA allow me to save all of my courses in Blackboard forever?

Unfortunately, due to limited space and expanded use, UA cannot keep all Blackboard courses saved in the system. Instead, the Center for Instructional Technology is enforcing a two-year retention policy for BlackBoard Learn. This means that any classes prior to Spring 2018 will be removed from your account in the next few weeks. For those […]

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Are there iPad apps available to me through A&S?

eTech manages a selection of pre-purchased apps that can be loaned out to faculty and staff. GoodReader provides faculty and staff with access to UA share drives while Explain Everything and Air Sketch allow iPads to be used as whiteboards for faculty who need remote drawing tools for teaching. Faculty and staff can request use […]

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How can I manage all of the emails I get from UA?

If you find that your email inbox is getting too unwieldy, consider setting up rules to send your messages to designated folders! An easy way to do this is to right click when hovering over a message and select Create Rule. From Create Rule, you can set up instructions for what to do with emails […]

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Why am I not getting emails?

If you find that you are not receiving emails that you are expecting, make sure to check your spam folder. OIT is regularly adjusting email settings in order to prevent faculty and staff from receiving the thousands of phishing and junk email messages that come through the system every day. However, sometimes these adjustments mean […]

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Can I use Zoom if my desktop does not have a webcam?

Dell desktops do not come with built-in cameras and microphones. However, there are still ways to use Zoom with these computers. You can purchase a webcam to use with the desktop. Most webcams have USB connections and require no expertise to install. Individuals who do not need to show themselves on the screen or who […]

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