What is Materia?

Materia is designed to supplement traditional web courses with a form of interactive media that we call widgets. The beauty is in the convenience: it is a platform that allows us to host a variety of widgets, track usage, and report on your students’ progress. In the end, our goal is to enhance the way online learning is delivered by providing a tool that puts instructors and students at the helm of education.

Why use Materia?

  • Engage more students using proven game play mechanics.
  • Diversify your course content.
  • Create interactive practice assignments.

How do I use Materia?

Accessing the Knowledge Base

Some of the support articles listed below can be found in the UCF IT Support Center’s knowledge base. You will need your UCF NID and NID password to access them.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. It is not necessary to create an account to use Materia. All UCF faculty and students can use the system by signing in with their NID and NID password.

There are a few different reasons why you may be unable to login to Materia.

  1. Expired NID Password: If your password has expired, you will not be able to login to Materia. Reset your password before attempting to login again.
  2. Missing Knights Email address: All students must have a Knights Email address to log into Materia. If you have not have one, set it up as soon as possible. Within 24 hours, you should be able to access Materia. Faculty are not required to have Knights Email; however, they are required to have an email address entered in myUCF.
  3. Employee Start Date: Faculty must be categorized as currently employed to gain access. If your employee start date has not occurred yet, you will not be able to login to Materia.

Learn how to create graded assignments and study tools in Webcourses@UCF with Materia.

Yes. If a course is copied over, you do not need to recreate any Materia assignments.

Materia does not work inside Student View. You can login to Materia directly and preview your widget there.