UTMB Academic Resources Academic Computing

Academic Computing provides and supports educational technologies and resources for the academic area. Though the main area of support is to our schools (GSBS, SHP, SOM, SON) many of our applications are available for use campus wide. Resources include the Blackboard learning management system, lecture capture, online testing, evaluations, among other resources.

Call (409) 772 - 4176 or email edtech@utmb.edu for assistance.

Learning Systems


Blackboard Learn 9.1 allows a web-based interface for UTMB's distance, hybrid, and face-to-face courses, providing collaboration, engagement, and course management. Features include discussions, content, assignments, grade book, and exams/quizzes. Blackboard supports many extensions that integrate Blackboard with additional applications.

Sign in to Blackboard

Blackboard functionality can be extended through the use of building blocks:

For Instructors:
Create and manage exams with Respondus
Create learning modules with SoftChalk

For Students:
You can install an app on your iOS or Android device to access Blackboard from wherever you are. See your app store to download the Blackboard app (free to UTMB students).

Poll Everywhere (Audience Response System — ARS)

Poll Everywhere is our campus solution for ARS and open to all UTMB faculty, staff, & students. This tool provides live interactive polling, web delivery & PowerPoint embedding, as well as reporting and results. There is Single-Sign On Integration however students/participants do not have register to respond. It is available for on and off-site functions.

Learn More About Poll Everywhere

Tegrity Lecture Capture

Tegrity Campus 2.0 allows UTMB instructors to record lectures and talks from the podium or from any convenient site. Equipment required is a personal computer and a microphone; a web camera is optional to record the instructor in a separate window. Tegrity features include full search capability, high resolution screen recording, ease of use, variable speed playback, mobile viewing, and iTunes and Blackboard integration.

Tegrity Login


This application allows a-synchronic voice and media communications associated with educational objects like powerpoint presentation. VoiceThread is fully integrated to Blackboard and instructors can add VoiceThread to their Blackboard courses.

Visit VoiceThread

Research Applications (Licensed)

SigmaPlot 14

Sigmaplot is a scientific graphing and statistical analysis package for Windows computers. Academic Computing provides and manages a 50 concurrent user license.

Learn more about SigmaPlot


SPSS is a high-powered statistical analysis package for Windows and Apple computers. Academic Computing provides and manages a 30 concurrent user license.

Learn more about SPSS

Testing Applications

Testing in Blackboard is supported at UTMB. Respondus exam software may be used with Blackboard to expedite test creation and deliver secure tests.

Support for students is provided by the instructors, and support for instructors is provided via the departments.


UTMB has an unlimited user license for Respondus. This application allows managing, printing, and publishing tests to Blackboard.

Learn more about Respondus

Learn more about the Testing Centers

Communications and Videoconferencing

Skype for Business / Lync

Microsoft Skype for Business (previously called "Lync") is a powerful way to instantly communicate with UTMB colleagues and students.

Learn more about Skype

Looking for information on computer labs or auscultation software?

Visit Testing & Computer Services

Contact Us

Academic Computing
Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
Helpdesk: (409) 772 - 4176

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