Academic Software and Systems


"Blackboard" is BW's Learning Management System (LMS), Log in to Blackboard:  https:/  

WATCH:  Video Tutorial for Students - "Navigating Blackboard"


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

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is an online classroom or meeting platform.  It is built into every course and organization at BW.  To get to your Collaborate room, open a course or org, select "Tools" from the left nav menu.  Click  "Blackboard Collaborate Ultra."  Click on the link for the room.  Click "Join Room" and you're there!

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere


Panopto is BW's video capture and storage application.  Students may be asked to create video presentations that can be created in Panopto and submitted to Blackboard. Pantopto recording instructions can be found HERE.  In addition, this video will provide you with step-by-step instructions for creating a recording.

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. 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.



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. 

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.

Classroom & Lab Software

Classroom & Lab Software

"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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