Technology

JBU has heard the call from students for more online programs, and responded with the latest technology to keep you connected. In addition to upgrading our server infrastructure to accommodate the bandwidth demands of online learning, other E-learning technology options include:

Blackboard: All JBU online courses are contained within this learning management system, which is designed to engage students in exciting new ways, while enabling them to be informed, involved and collaborating together. You will find a common look and feel to all of our courses on Blackboard, so navigation and finding things in your online class will be familiar and consistent. You can also access Blackboard through supported smart phones with Blackboard mobile. Click here to see which devices are supported.

Collaborate: This web conferencing tool provides you with a comprehensive live collaboration environment for dynamic interactions with your instructor, and effective delivery of academic and administrative help. Your instructor may have "virtual office hours" where you can interact in a live environment through Collaborate.

Tegrity: This innovative lecture capture software makes class time available by capturing, storing and indexing lectures for replay online, or on iPods and mobile devices.

Podcasting: JBU faculty can also choose to do audio recordings of course materials for electronic distribution through Blackboard.

Ellucian Mobile: This mobile portal allows students to access important information on courses, campus event and news, notifications and more.