UT Arlington Center for Distance Education

Services for Faculty/Staff

Distance Education Technologies


Blackboard is a Web–based learning management system (LMS).  Every course–section and their respective student enrollments are automatically populated into Blackboard daily.  Instructors can use Blackboard to teach a fully online course or as a rich supplement to the on-campus classroom.

Blackboard also has a tool, called Organizations, for content that is not course-specific. Organizations are ideal for user groups that do not function in the typical course setting such as advising, tutoring, or sharing departmental resources. You may add surveys, upload files, and even create tests within an Organization. Please visit the Blackboard Resources website for information on accessing and using organizations.

Log in to Blackboard with your UTA NetID.

Training Workshops: Blackboard and Other Technologies

CDE provides general instruction for many online educational tools such as Blackboard, Adobe Connect, WordPress, etc. to University faculty and staff. See Workshops for a calendar of available sessions. We also provide customized, departmental workshops and individual assistance upon request. Please e-mail cdetraining@uta.edu for more information or with any “how-to” questions concerning Blackboard.

Blackboard Support

If you are a faculty or staff member and have technical questions concerning Blackboard,  please e-mail cdesupport@uta.edu or call us at 817-272-5727.

CDE-Developed Courses and Programs

The CDE Instructional Design team works with selected UT Arlington faculty to develop and deliver award winning web-based courses.