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  • Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled Dec. 26, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    System-wide update planned
    Blackboard engineers will perform a system upgrade and maintenance on Monday morning, December 26, 2016, from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Blackboard will be offline during this period. The downtime...
    Posted: December 2, 2016 9:49 AM
  • Beat the Next Snow Day with the Skill Builder Boot Camp

    Everything you need to know about Blackboard in 2 days!
    Concerned about Mother Nature's icy influence this winter? New to UMBC or teaching with Blackboard? Need to refresh your skills? Interested in an existing technology or resource? The Skill...
    Posted: December 1, 2016 1:05 PM
  • WT/SP2017 Courses Created in Blackboard on 11/29/2016

    Blackboard course shells for WT/SP2017 were created on November 29, 2016. Bb shells are available for all courses (designated as lecture, lab, field or discussion) listed in the UMBC Schedule of...
    Posted: December 1, 2016 12:55 PM
  • Nearly All UMBC Students Own Laptops AND Smart Phones

    Findings Mirror 2016 National Study of Students and IT
    For 10 of the past 11 years, UMBC has participated in the annual “Undergraduates and IT” study conducted by the Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR). According to the 2016 ECAR findings,...
    Posted: November 30, 2016 1:46 PM
  • Clicker Orders due to Bookstore by Thursday, November 24!

    Get your orders in for the Spring 2017 semester
    Faculty who plan to use clickers for instruction during the ​​Spring 2016 semester will need to have device order(s) submitted to the Bookstore no later than Thursday, November 24. This deadline...
    Posted: November 14, 2016 1:48 PM
  • We're Hiring a Clicker Intern!

    Apply to become the New Turning Technologies Intern
    We are opening up a search to hire a UMBC student as a Turning Technologies Intern starting in Spring 2017. The responsibilities of this intern include:  Support successful usage of Turning...
    Posted: November 14, 2016 10:48 AM
  • Alternate Delivery Program Call for Participation Released

    Hybrid/Online Course Redesign for Summer 2017
    Faculty interested in developing an effective hybrid or fully online course are invited to submit a proposal for this innovative faculty support program. The Alternate Delivery Program (ADP)...
    Posted: October 27, 2016 1:58 PM
  • Alternate Delivery Program Call to Participate Coming Soon!

    Hybrid/Online Course Redesign for SU/WT 2017
    We are seeking a new Course Designer cohort for the recently revamped Alternate Delivery Program (ADP) for full and part-time summer & winter faculty. The Call for Participation will be...
    Posted: October 11, 2016 12:25 PM
  • Blackboard Courses Scheduled for Retirement from Server

    AY12-13 & AY13-14 Courses to be Retired
    During the summer of 2016, Blackboard archived our complete site, which saved individually backed-up copies of every course and organization through SP2016. As previously announced, courses from...
    Posted: October 7, 2016 12:23 PM
  • Why Quality Matters: Provide Measurable Learning Objectives

    Establish a connected foundation for student learning
    Learning objectives are the heart of the Quality Matters Rubric, establishing a foundation upon which the rest of hybrid or online course is based. Everything in a hybrid or online course -- from...
    Posted: October 4, 2016 3:00 PM