Academic Software and Systems


"Blackboard" is BW's Learning Management System (LMS).


Panopto is BW's video capture and storage application.  Students may be asked to create video presentations in Panopto.  Recording instructions can be found HERE or this video tutorial will provide you with step-by-step instructions for creating a recording.


VoiceThread can be used to record narration on PowerPoint presentations.  Sometimes, your instructor will have a VoiceThread that each student will add audio comments to.  Find VoiceThread instructions HERE.  

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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a synchronous video platform for online courses or meetings.  It is built into every course and organization at BW.  

Remote Access to Software
Remote Access to Labs

Access to most of BW's lab software, your network drives, and Colleague from any remote location with Virtual Desktop!  Download the client at:  Review the instructions HERE.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere

Microsoft Teams

As part of the Office 365 Suite, you have access to Microsoft Teams collaboration software.  It includes document sharing, chat, audio/video meetings, and more.  

Free Office 365 Software

Open your BW email account.  In the upper left corner, click on "Office 365." You will see all of the available apps.  Click "Install Office" to download the most recent version for FREE. Tutorials (via CCPL)

The Cuyahoga County Public Library provides FREE access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly for all patrons with a LinkedIn account.  LinkedIn Learning is a collection of high-quality online training videos.

Instructions to access the database.

"Sharelink" Screen Share

Most of BW's classrooms and some gathering spaces feature installed Sharelink devices.  Sharelink allows you to use wireless technology to project from your own device to the screen in the room.  Click here to view instructions for using Sharelink.  

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