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Learning Technologies for Students

A variety of learning technologies is available and utilized in online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. This page is a compilation for each technology of the tutorials and resources available to students. We invite you to explore the information below.

For further assistance, feel free to call the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 or 800.340.7081 or Submit an Online Request.


Visit the Student Tab on the Blackboard blog for Announcements, Easy-to-Follow PDF Tutorials, Important Browser Information, How-to-Videos, and more.


Visit the Student Options tab on the Moodle blog site for tutorials and steps to follow if you need to reset your password.

SabaMeeting (formerly Centra)

Visit the Quick Reference documentation for students, where you will find quick reference cards, a video tutorial for the Sabameeting student interface, The SabaMeeting Participant Getting Started manual, and there's even a link for you to join a live SabaMeeting Event Now. In addition, you will find general tutorials for all SabaMeeting users at the bottom of the Technical Support page in the Resource Center website.

Second Life

Visit the Tutorials page on Second Life at East Carolina University for tutorials that will walk you through Second Life from the moment you first run the program until you are ready to join in world. Tutorial categories include the basics, using Second Life (Assignments, etc.), and advanced settings


Tegrity is a software lecture capture solution integrated with Blackboard. Visit the Students tab on the Tegrity blog site to learn more about the Tegrity viewer, search feature and viewing on mobile devices.


Yammer is ECU’s internal communication platform. It allows for conversation, questions and collaboration within a private ECU social network. Yammer has been described as Facebook + Twitter and is currently used in many courses for communication and information sharing. Visit the Yammer@ECU page to learn more.

WordPress Blogs

Visit the Wordpress Tutorials site designed to teach you how to create a blog site or participate in a course blog. For those not familiar with WordPress, it is an open source Web application designed for creating blogs. It allows users to create both static and dynamic web pages. Blogging can be used in courses to provide interaction and engagement between faculty and students.

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