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  • 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
  • UMBC Blackboard Course Design Featured in Educause Review

    Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design
    Building on prior learning analytics research at UMBC, DoIT's John Fritz has co-authored "Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design: Two Studies" in the current issue of Educause Review...
    Posted: March 1, 2017 2:38 PM
  • Welcome Sophia Haire, New Turning Technologies Intern!

    New Turning Technologies Intern Hired
    Sophia Haire has joined the Instructional Technology team as the new Turning Technologies Clicker Intern for the Spring 2017 semester. Sophia is a senior Center for Women in Technology (CWIT)...
    Posted: February 15, 2017 8:50 AM
  • Predicting and Supporting Student Success

    Importance of the Blackboard Grade Center
    Recent high profile articles in both the Baltimore Sun and the New York Times have highlighted the important and growing role of analytics in higher education. UMBC in particular is working to...
    Posted: February 10, 2017 4:08 PM
  • USM Announces MOST Initiative High-impact OER Mini-Grants

    Project expands Maryland Open-Source Textbook initiative
    The William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation is pleased to announce the High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program, a new funding program designed to strategically support Maryland public...
    Posted: February 9, 2017 9:40 AM
  • Attention TechSmith Mac Users

    Server Upgrade Requires Mac Recorder Update
    On Tuesday, January 10, from 8:00 - 11:00 AM, DoIT will be performing server maintenance to upgrade our software to version 5.1.2. The update is necessary to remove QuickTime from the server...
    Posted: January 6, 2017 10:37 AM
  • First Day of Class Getting Started Webinar Series (Clickers)

    Webinars being offered by Turning Technologies
    Turning Technologies will be offering a series of getting started webinars before the beginning of the spring semester.These 30-minute webinars are designed to assist you with student registration...
    Posted: January 5, 2017 12:16 PM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: WT2017

    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: December 13, 2016 12:43 PM
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED TechFest 2017: Submit Your Proposal Today!

    Share your favorite technologies with the UMBC Community
    Last year, the Instructional Technology team held UMBC’s first TechFest. TechFest is designed to bring together UMBC students, faculty, and staff to share their favorite technologies with the...
    Posted: December 7, 2016 12:34 PM
  • Take Attendance Qwickly with New Tool in Blackboard

    Track attendance in gradebook & send students absentee email
    A popular request from faculty is a tool to track student attendance. Many instructors who teach large classes use clickers to assign points for student engagement as a proxy for attendance....
    Posted: December 5, 2016 4:02 PM