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  • Intermittent Delays Connecting to TurningPoint Server

    Accessing Participant Lists in Blackboard as a Workaround
    Turning Technologies, the company that supports the TurningPoint clickers, is currently experiencing intermittent performance delays with their server’s connection to Blackboard.  As a result,...
    Posted: September 1, 2015 3:58 PM
  • Recommended Technology

    TechSmith Relay
    Sometimes it’s just easier to show than tell. Using TechSmith Relay, faculty can capture and narrate the content displayed on their computers and then publish an online “screencast” video tutorial...
    Posted: September 1, 2015 1:31 PM
  • Mobile Printing Available at Library & Engineering Buildings

    Upload files from anywhere on UMBC to Pharos print stations
    Faculty, staff, and students can now print from their own devices using Pharos Mobile Printing. Previously, in order to print an image or document, users would have to log on into a computer, pull...
    Posted: August 31, 2015 9:04 AM
  • Planned DoIT Upgrades for Fine Arts Renovation

    New technology improves accessibility for faculty & students
    Between Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, DoIT AV Services is taking the opportunity during the Fine Arts Building renovation to upgrade both seminar and classrooms. Between now and Spring 2016, 26 rooms...
    Posted: August 26, 2015 7:09 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
  • New Bb Upgrade Planned for WT2016

    Benefits include improved Java-free Collaborate
    To continue our managed hosting from Blackboard and access new functionality, UMBC’s Blackboard server will need to be upgraded in late December after the fall semester ends. Apart from ensuring...
    Posted: August 25, 2015 12:29 PM
  • Linux Operating System Now Virtualized In Windows Labs

    Mac labs feature all three operating systems on one machine
    The Linux operating system is now virtualized in all DoIT supported Windows labs. Before, users would have to turn on a Windows machine and choose what operating system to boot into, Windows or...
    Posted: August 25, 2015 9:07 AM
  • DoIT Welcomes New Turning Technologies Intern!

    Collin Sullivan, Turning Technologies Intern
    Collin Sullivan has joined the UMBC Instructional Technology team as the new Turning Technologies Intern. This intern program offers students the opportunity to work with faculty to leverage the...
    Posted: August 24, 2015 11:13 AM
  • Kudos to David Sylva for Receiving Employee of the Quarter

    DoIT would like to recognize its own David Sylva for receiving the Employee of the Quarter award (EOQ). The EOQ program recognizes the outstanding qualities and contributions of employees towards...
    Posted: August 24, 2015 8:51 AM
  • DoIT Updates Regular Bb Maintenance Schedule

    Plan ahead for weekly, monthly & semester maintenance
    We are pleased to share the updated maintenance schedule for Blackboard, reflecting both healthy maintenance and scheduled upgrade activities.  Previously, UMBC scheduled downtime downtime...
    Posted: August 21, 2015 12:44 PM