Get Started

​​​​​Kent State University provides access to tools and resources to help conduct classroom experiences at a distance, such as real-time lectures and classroom discussions, recorded presentations, shared materials and class assignments. This video provides an overview of these tools and offers ideas for getting started with your class organization, communication strategies and recommended practices.

Kent State University has partnered with Adobe to provide free Adobe Creative Cloud licenses to our students, faculty and staff to allow continued access to the tools from off campus. Download and installation information


Conduct a Real-Time Lecture or Discussion

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra helps to connect with your class in real time. The following materials demonstrate how to add Collaborate Ultra to your existing Blackboard course, facilitate a Collaborate Ultra session, present materials from your screen and talk live (online) with your students.

Create Assignments & Tests

Blackboard allows you to collect, manage, grade, and provide feedback on assignments for your students separately or in groups. Blackboard also provides tools to create and deliver online quizzes and exams.