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  • Access your course sites
  • Submit an assignment
  • Post to discussions
  • Check your grades
  • And more!

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Technology Resources

Blackboard Collaborate

Online classes can be live and interactive. Get started with web conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate.

Turnitin

With Turnitin, you can check the originality of your writing before you submit your papers to your instructor. Learn how to use it here.

VoiceThread

VoiceThread is an application that runs inside your web browser (no software to download,install, or update) that lets you transform images, videos, and documents into a place for a conversation. Learn how to create, edit, and publish your VoiceThreads here.

University Libraries

There are many ways to connect with a professional UMKC librarian for research assistance. You can email a librarian using this form. Librarians are also available for live online chat assistance during business hours.

Ask A Librarian

You may also schedule a Research Coaching Session, which can be done online or in person.

Learn how to use databases and other research tools, borrow or request an item, manage your library account, and much more at this one-stop library resources page.

Requests and Services for Students

Services for Distance Students

Interlibrary Loans

Disability Services

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

Assists UMKC students with disabilities by providing academic accommodations and support services.

Diversity, Access and Equity

The Division of Diversity, Access and Equity combines the efforts of the former Diversity In Action and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action offices. They assist faculty and staff members with disabilities.

Disability Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee on UMKC Students with Disabilities is a partnership with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, the UMKC Campus and UMKC’s students with disabilities for the purpose of advising and consulting on the campus-wide experience of students with disabilities with the expectation that the success of students with disabilities at UMKC is everyone’s responsibility.

Miller Nichols Library Services for Individuals with DisabilitiesThe Miller Nichols Library is committed to providing access to information and library resources for all users and has adaptive technology workstations with screen reading and magnifying software, scanner-readers, CCTVs, and Braille embossers to enable this access.

IS Computer Labs Adaptive EquipmentMany of the UMKC’s computer labs provide adaptive equipment for persons with visual disabilities or wheelchair access needs. This equipment consists of tables with adjustable height, screen magnifiers and text-to-speech software.

Assess for Success

The Assess for Success program helps students with academic performance by providing a cost-effective assessment service targeted to individual needs. The program is designed for individuals who may be experiencing difficulty due to study skills, unique learning styles, test anxiety, learning disabilities, or attention and focus issues.

Institute for Human Development

The Institute for Human Development is an applied research and training center for human services. It exemplifies UMKC’s dedication to academic excellence and a campus without borders by helping people, agencies, and the community reach their fullest potential.