Welcome ECU Students!
We invite you to take a few minutes to learn about ECU Learning Technologies and the resources available to you. The Getting Started page is a great place to start if you are new to ECU. If you need technology assistance throughout the semester, please contact the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 (800.340.7081) or ithelp.ecu.edu.
Helpful Information from the Blackboard Team
Are you New to Blackboard, ECU’s Learning Management System? Visit the library of short video tutorials about the tools and features in Blackboard: Video tutorials for students. In addition, we invite you to visit the Blackboard Orientation course. Just click this link, and login with your Pirate ID and passphrase. Navigate through the course to get a good idea of how Blackboard works.
- If you add or drop a course, enrollment updates take place in Blackboard within 12-24 hours.
- It’s easy to hide past courses from your view in Blackboard. You can find instructions on the Student Information and Updates module of your Blackboard page.
- Does your instructor require online tests to be taken with Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB)? If so, you will need to download LDB to your personal computer (or use a computer lab with LDB installed). You can access the download link from the Blackboard Help tab inside Blackboard. Once LDB is installed, log into Blackboard from the LockDown Browser icon on your desktop to take tests and quizzes. Mac users will find LDB in their Applications.
SabaMeeting Student Training and Q&A Session
Wednesday, August 23rd | 6:00 PM
SabaMeeting is a Web conferencing program used by many faculty at ECU. SabaMeeting provides a virtual classroom online for live, interactive class meetings. Join this session if you are new to SabaMeeting web conferencing or would like to learn more. To attend, just log into SabaMeeting, click on the “Public Events” link in the upper left corner, look for the event titled: “SabaMeeting Student Training and Q&A”, and click “Launch on Desktop”.
If you have questions about SabaMeeting or need assistance joining the training session, please contact the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 | 800.340.7081 or Submit a Service Request.
Lynda.com: Learn Technology, Creative and Business Skills You Can Use Today
lynda.com is an online library of video courses teaching the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished instructors and recognized industry experts, lynda.com is a high-quality resource. You may see lynda.com tutorials inside your Blackboard courses AND you are also invited to use lynda.com on your own to access training on Office 365, Adobe products, basic computer skills, time management, leadership fundamentals and more. Log in and get started today at ECU’s lynda.com login page.
Campus Licensing for the Turning Technologies Audience Response System
ECU now provides all students with Turning Technologies account licenses, at no additional cost.
Students with existing Turning Technologies Account Licenses will be automatically renewed when they expire and new Turning Technologies users will receive a license automatically when they register their Turning Account in Blackboard.
Students required to use a physical clicker for polling will still need to purchase a physical clicker (if they don’t already have one), but at less than the cost of the clicker bundled with a license card.
Visit Campus Licensing for Turning Technologies: Ready for Start of the Fall Semester to learn more. If you have any questions about Turning Technologies Campus licensing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.