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  • Blackboard Down for Cloud Migration June 30 - July 8

    Summer courses remain ONLINE during this period
    Per DoIT’s March 8 and April 28 announcements, Blackboard engineers will migrate the primary UMBC Blackboard site (blackboard.umbc.edu) beginning at 12:01 AM on Friday, June 30, 2017, and lasting...
    Posted: June 7, 2017 3:28 PM
  • Student Bb Activity Shining Light on Effective Course Design

    The 20 Most Active Undergraduate Bb Coruses of Spring 2017
    As campus technology adoption by students continues to expand, DoIT is able to gather data that might inform effective course design practices, including Blackboard interactions (i.e., clicks on...
    Posted: May 23, 2017 2:58 PM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: SP/SU2017

    UMBC Blackboard Update is provided by the Division of Information Technology for students, faculty and staff. If you have questions or need help, please consult the Blackboard Help tab inside...
    Posted: May 9, 2017 11:30 AM
  • Bb Student Mobile App Available for Free Download

    Existing Bb Mobile Learn app discontinued in August 2017
    With the upcoming retirement of the Bb Learn mobile app in August 2017, we encourage UMBC students who wish to access their Blackboard courses via mobile device to download and use the Bb Student...
    Posted: May 8, 2017 11:55 AM
  • 7 Things to Remember During the Bb Cloud Migration

    Essential tips for summer faculty
    This summer, UMBC takes Blackboard to the cloud. Summer courses will be hosted in a separate environment while we prepare for the migration of our main site. Here are seven important things to...
    Posted: May 5, 2017 10:59 AM
  • We're Hiring a Clicker Intern for Fall 2017!

    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 Fall 2017. The responsibilities of this intern include: Support successful usage of Turning...
    Posted: May 1, 2017 9:06 AM
  • SU17 Courses Created on Separate Bb Server on April 18

    Summer courses using new cloud environment
    Blackboard course shells for SU2017 were created on April 18, 2017, on a separate Bb server. Why? In preparation for UMBC’s migration to Blackboard’s new cloud infrastructure, summer courses will...
    Posted: April 28, 2017 3:56 PM
  • Clicker Orders Due to Bookstore by April 24!

    Get your orders into the bookstore for fall 2017
    Faculty who plan to use clickers for instruction during the ​​Fall 2017 semester will need to have device order(s) submitted to the Bookstore no later than Monday, April 24. This deadline allows...
    Posted: April 3, 2017 8:33 AM
  • REX Tools for Teaching Available to Instructors

    Get a Bird's Eye View of Your Course Across Campus
    In recent years, the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support  (IRADS) has installed or built a nifty set of “bird’s eye view” reports about teaching & learning in the campus’...
    Posted: March 28, 2017 2:09 PM
  • UMBC takes Blackboard to the cloud

    Summer migration for improved services & next gen tools
    During the Summer 2017 term, UMBC will migrate its learning management system currently hosted by Blackboard to Blackboard’s new cloud infrastructure known as Software as a Service (SaaS)....
    Posted: March 8, 2017 10:45 AM