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Educational Technology

GRIT offers access to services, equipment, and training for an enriched multimedia classroom.

Adobe Connect

SPHTM uses Adobe Connect for classroom recordings and web conferencing. Individual training sessions can be arranged by request.

To schedule a recording, web conference, or individual training session, please contact:

Ken Tyrolf

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter software lets you create HD video lectures for classroom teaching, distance learning, flipped learning and MOOC sessions. Simultaneously capture your screen content along with your webcam video or turn your PowerPoint slides into interactive eLearning with out-of-the-box assets and eye-catching quizzes. Track content consumption and learner performance with the built-in analytics dashboard or through integration with Canvas.

  • Download Adobe Presenter here.

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a cloud-based web conferencing tool that is licensed for all Tulane schools and campuses and integrates with the Canvas LMS.

Blackboard Collaborate gives you the functionality you need to support synchronous teaching and learning environment, such as two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing.

To register for upcoming training sessions, please visit


In the 2016-2017 academic year, Tulane University will be preparing to move from the Blackboard Learning Management System to Canvas by Instructure to deliver course content. Both systems will run concurrently to facilitate content migration, training and transition related goals.

Here is the official Transition Timeline:

  • 07/31/16 – Course transition begins – Canvas will copy all 2015-2016 academic year courses over.
  • Fall 2016 – Canvas is available for all courses across all campuses. Blackboard will still be active.
  • Spring 2017 – Canvas will be the LMS of record for the University. Blackboard will be available for archival purposes.
  • 07/01/17 – Blackboard will become unavailable.

Click here for more information.

Classroom and Lab Help Desk

There is a Classroom/Lab Help Desk located on the 12th Floor, next to room 1220.