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  • Alternate Delivery Program Call to Participate Coming Soon

    Hybrid/Online Course Redesign for Summer and Winter Courses
    If you've considered converting an traditional, face-to-face course for either hybrid or fully online delivery, 2015 could very well be your year!  We will be seeking a second cohort for the...
    Posted: March 3, 2015 10:42 AM
  • March Technology of the Month

    Blackboard Achievements
    The achievements tool allows instructors to create opportunities for students to earn recognition for their accomplishments in courses.  Instructors can designate criteria for issuing rewards to...
    Posted: March 2, 2015 12:11 PM
  • My Academic Progress (MAP) Decommissioning, July 2015

    The My Academic Progress (MAP) system served the needs of UMBC’s Advising Community for ~15 years.  In the early 1990s, DoIT along with the Registrars Office sought to better meet the needs of the...
    Posted: February 26, 2015 3:47 PM
  • Campus Solutions Downtime - Feb 27, 5pm - 7pm

    The Campus Solutions-PeopleSoft system will be off-line for maintenance this Friday, February 27th from 5 pm - 7 pm.
    Posted: February 25, 2015 2:09 PM
  • Reminder-Clicker Orders Due to Bookstore by March 27!

    Faculty who plan to use clickers for instruction during the ​​Fall  2015 semester will need to have device order(s) submitted to the Bookstore no later than Friday, March 27, 2015...
    Posted: February 25, 2015 10:05 AM
  • Blackboard Downtime Scheduled Saturday Feb 28, 2 AM - 4 AM

    Routine maintenance expected
    Blackboard engineers will perform server maintenance on Saturday morning, February 28, 2015 from 2 AM - 4 AM. Blackboard will be offline during this period. In...
    Posted: February 20, 2015 5:37 PM
  • Engineering Professor Conquers Snow Days with Virtual Class

    Blackboard Collaborate can help maintain academic continuity
    After inclement weather canceled three morning classes, Dr. Anne Spence knew she had to find an alternate way to meet with her freshman engineering students before the next snow event. “I was...
    Posted: February 20, 2015 12:29 PM
  • Prepare for Snow Days with Blackboard & Other Tools

    Winterize your course for Mother Nature's drop-in visit
    In the event of heavy snow or other emergency when classes cannot meet, UMBC faculty can choose from several tools and technologies to support teaching and learning. Online  delivery...
    Posted: February 16, 2015 1:24 PM
  • Blackboard Downtime Scheduled Wednesday Feb 4, 2 AM - 4 AM

    Maintenance will resolve time zone issue
    Blackboard engineers will perform a server update on Wednesday morning, February 4, 2015 from 2 AM - 4 AM. Blackboard will be offline during this period. During this...
    Posted: February 3, 2015 9:07 AM
  • February Technology of the Month

    We love 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: February 2, 2015 8:42 AM