Design and Development Services

Need help?  Having trouble?

Submit a Zip Support ticket online:

When you contact Zip Support, please provide the following information:

  • Your username (also known as your UAnetID)
  • Your course name
  • A description of the problem you are having or the error you are experiencing

Implemented in 2007 and powered by Desire2Learn (D2L), Springboard is the University of Akron's centrally supported learning management system. Springboard can be used to develop web-based courses for distance education, or for creating resource-rich course sites to supplement on-campus courses. Instructors choose if and when to activate courses for student access. Springboard automatically contains a course shell, complete with a class roster and state-of-the-art communication, collaboration, content delivery, and student assessment capabilities for every course in the Registrar’s Course Schedule. Additional Springboard features include:

  • A home page and site for each course
  • Password protection and authentication for enrolled students
  • Online quizzes, surveys, and tests
  • Threaded discussions and chat groups
  • Document storage, sharing, and management
  • Course event calendars
  • Grade books
  • A Learning Object Repository (LOR)
  • An ePortfolio

Springboard space is also available upon request for other University purposes, including content for committees, research teams, student groups, or departments.

Springboard Resources

Resources for Faculty

Resources for Students