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  • Reminder: VoiceThread Call for Participation SP2016 Pilot

    Test drive interactive tools for online discussions
    DoIT is looking for faculty volunteers to pilot VoiceThread (VT), a cloud-based application that takes an audio/visual approach to online discussions and presentations. VT also includes a...
    Posted: November 24, 2015 5:45 PM
  • Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled Dec. 24, 12:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    System-wide update planned
    Blackboard engineers will perform a system upgrade and maintenance on Thursday morning, December 24, 2015 from 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Blackboard will be offline during this period. As previously...
    Posted: November 24, 2015 8:39 AM
  • Introducing the New Alternate Delivery Program

    Three Skill Tracks Now Available
    The Alternate Delivery Program (ADP) provides financial, technical, and pedagogical support to faculty who agree to redesign an existing face-to-face (F2F) course for online or hybrid (part...
    Posted: November 23, 2015 2:08 PM
  • WT/SP2016 Courses Created in Blackboard on 11/20/2015

    Blackboard course shells for WT2016 and SP2016 were created on November 20, 2015. Bb shells are available for all courses (designated as lecture, lab, field or discussion) listed in the UMBC...
    Posted: November 23, 2015 8:19 AM
  • DoIT Announces VoiceThread CFP

    Test drive interactive tools for online discussions
    If you want to move beyond the traditional text-based discussion board, DoIT is looking for faculty volunteers to pilot VoiceThread (VT), a cloud-based application that takes an audio/visual...
    Posted: October 30, 2015 2:31 PM
  • Celebrate National Distance Learning Week

    November 9-13, 2015
    In celebration of National Distance Learning Week, November 9-13, 2015, we invite faculty, teaching assistants, and students to join us for these free webinars from the Online Learning Consortium,...
    Posted: October 29, 2015 2:26 PM
  • Blackboard Downtime Scheduled Sat. Morning, Oct 3rd, 2-5 AM

    Essential system updates & routine maintenance expected
    Blackboard engineers will perform essential system updates and routine maintenance on Saturday morning, October 3, 2015 from 2 AM - 5 AM. Blackboard will be offline during this period.  This...
    Posted: September 21, 2015 11:30 AM
  • FA2015 UMBC Blackboard Update

    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: August 25, 2015 2:38 PM
  • Faculty Can Make Blackboard Courses Available in 2-Clicks

    Streamline Course Availability & Announcement Postings
    Qwickly is new tool deployed to faculty in Blackboard during the summer. It was designed to dramatically simplify the workflow of common tasks frequently performed by faculty. One great example is...
    Posted: August 20, 2015 1:16 PM
  • Blackboard Downtime Scheduled Sat. Morning, July 18 2-5 AM

    Essential system updates & routine maintenance expected
    Blackboard engineers will perform essential system updates and routine maintenance on Saturday morning, July 18, 2015 from 2 AM - 5 AM. Blackboard will be offline during this period.  This...
    Posted: July 13, 2015 10:53 AM