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  • Feedback Requested for Proposed Skill Builder Boot Camp

    Two day comprehensive training for Blackboard & other tools
    Introduced in early 2016, Skill Builder workshops are designed for faculty who need to learn how to use core components of Blackboard & other supporting instructional technologies at UMBC....
    Posted: August 25, 2016 9:17 AM
  • DoIT Supports Video Captioning and Transcription

    A Screencast's Worth a Thousand Words
    As online and classroom content begins to include video and audio components, there is an increasing need to ensure these materials are accessible. Under the ADA, either transcription or...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:39 PM
  • Faculty Led IT Workshops Featured for Fall 2016

    Join us for faculty led workshops this fall!
    We are excited to announce that this fall's training schedule features four faculty led workshops!  Topics that will be covered include Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate, Online and Hybrid...
    Posted: August 18, 2016 10:27 AM
  • Strengthen Your Online/Hybrid Courses with Quality Matters

    Support student success with Applying the QM Rubric Workshop
    Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to improve online and blended course quality to benefit online learners. The Applying the Quality...
    Posted: August 18, 2016 10:08 AM
  • Clicker Registration Contest

    Activate your Turning Account and be entered to win a prize!
    Turning Technologies is running a contest for students who activate their Turning Accounts between August 1, 2016 and September 2, 2016. Students who activate their accounts during this time will...
    Posted: August 10, 2016 1:15 PM
  • Blackboard Downtime Scheduled Sun. Morning, Aug 21st, 1-5 AM

    Essential system updates & routine maintenance expected
    Blackboard engineers will perform essential system updates and routine maintenance on Sunday morning, August 21, 2016, from 1 AM - 5 AM. Blackboard will be offline during this period.  In...
    Posted: August 8, 2016 2:50 PM
  • Call for Proposals: USM Gamification Symposium

    Explore how games boost engagement & enhance learning
    Do you have a story you’d like to share about gamifying a course? Would you like to immerse others in some aspect of game playing? Have you tried gamifying a course and want to share what didn’t...
    Posted: July 29, 2016 1:52 PM
  • FA2016 Courses Created in Blackboard on 7/27/2016

    Blackboard course shells for FA2016 were created on July 27, 2016. Bb shells are available for all courses (designated as lecture, lab, field or discussion) listed in the UMBC Schedule of Classes...
    Posted: July 28, 2016 1:40 PM
  • Blackboard Offers Free Virtual Conference July 12-14

    Follow BbWorld via live streaming sessions & recordings
    Once a year Blackboard hosts the BbWorld conference over several days for faculty, students, administrators, instructional technology specialists, training professionals, developers, and system...
    Posted: July 8, 2016 9:25 AM
  • Save the Date: 9/29 USM Gamification Symposium

    Explore how games boost engagement & enhance learning
    Join instructional designers, faculty, and academic leaders from across the University System of Maryland in exploring how games and gamification can reinvigorate courses, boost student...
    Posted: July 6, 2016 9:47 AM