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  • Faculty, Staff Prepare for Blackboard's Annual Conference

    Keep up with Bb World via FREE live streaming sessions
    Once a year Blackboard hosts the BbWorld conference over four days for faculty, students, administrators, instructional technology specialists, training professionals, developers, and system...
    Posted: July 1, 2015 12:05 PM
  • July Technology of the Month

    Turning Point Clickers
    Used by more than 5,000 students, UMBC has standardized its student response system, or “clickers,” on the Turning Technologies  platform. This systems supports instant student feedback to...
    Posted: June 30, 2015 11:55 AM
  • RT Upgrade 7-7-2015

    The RT (Request Tracker) system will be upgraded on the evening of July 7, 2015 between 6pm and 9pm. Please see the previous announcement, preview, and testing options. I will ask each RT...
    Posted: June 29, 2015 8:24 AM
  • Meet TSC Senior Student Consultant Christian Oyson

    A look into everyday life at the Technology Support Center
    For over a year, Christian Oyson has worked Tier 1 support for the Technology Support Center (TSC) here at UMBC, providing assistance to students, faculty and staff. Oyson, a senior majoring in...
    Posted: June 24, 2015 9:43 AM
  • Kudos to Tom Penniston on New Book Chapter

    DoIT would like to recognize its own Tom Penniston on the publication of the book chapter “Service Learning and the Acquisition of Social Capital in the Community College Setting.” For this...
    Posted: June 23, 2015 11:07 AM
  • Faculty and Staff Encouraged to Update Directory Listings

    Log into your myUMBC profile and make the necessary changes
    The UMBC Directory Search offers a browse by department feature that shows people affiliated with a university department. At times, people may incorrectly appear as part of a department, so it’s...
    Posted: June 22, 2015 4:15 PM
  • RT Upgrade Preview

    RT upgrade from 4.0.21 to 4.2.11
    As part of our on-going efforts with RT we will be performing an upgrade this summer from 4.0.21 to 4.2.11.  At this time we are targeting the evening of July 7, 2015 assuming testing does not...
    Posted: June 22, 2015 11:05 AM
  • Collaborate with Classmates via Virtual Study Spaces

    Powered by Blackboard Instant Messenger
    This summer, students have a new option for virtual collaboration: Study Spaces powered by Blackboard Instant Messenger. Blackboard Instant Messenger (IM) is an academic-centric instant...
    Posted: June 12, 2015 3:12 PM
  • Reminder: Campus Website Upgrade This Saturday Morning

    Campus Website upgrade Saturday at 8am
    We wanted to remind everyone that on Saturday June 13th around 8am we will be migrating the main campus website environment so it is running on new hardware and software. This past fall an...
    Posted: June 12, 2015 12:57 PM
  • 6-9-2015 RT update

    I would like to share a few updates to the RT community. First I would like to encourage you to look at this DoIT success story.  Financial Aid leveraged the RT front-end form for their Walk-In...
    Posted: June 9, 2015 10:40 AM