Campus Technologies

The University provides several technologies and help services to support online instruction. Below you will find an abbreviated list of resources to help you get to know more about the technologies available to you through the University at Albany.

Ensemble Video

Ensemble is a tool for managing video files.  It integrates with Blackboard making it easy to add video content to your courses.  Creation of secure playlists is possible.

Respondus Test Building Software

Respondus is a desktop tool for generating and uploading tests and quizzes into Blackboard.  Follow the required conventions in the user guide to create word files that will integrate with Blackboard’s test tool to generate the test you desire.


VoiceThread is an interactive technology for engaging students with content and each other.  Students can interact through text, audio, or video commenting. They can also mark up the media for emphasis as they engage in discussions and presentation of content.  Students can also construct media and submit assignments as well.  VoiceThread integrates with Blackboard including the grade center.


Zoom is a synchronous platform for holding online course meetings and activities.  It is possible to share screens, present, and separate out into smaller groups.