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  • Reminder-Clicker Orders Due to Bookstore by October 24!

    Faculty who plan to use clickers for instruction during the ​​Spring 2015 semester will need to have device order(s) submitted to the Bookstore no later than Friday, October 24, 2014...
    Posted: October 21, 2014 9:09 AM
  • VPN malfunctioning after Mac OS X Yosemite upgrade

    If you routinely use the UMBC VPN (https://vpn.umbc.edu) and are a Apple Mac user we would strongly recommend waiting and not upgrading to the new OSX Yosemite that came out this past Thursday...
    Posted: October 18, 2014 10:02 PM
  • Blackboard Down for Maintenance 10 pm 10/24 to 1 am 10/25

    Per the announced Fall 2014 maintenance schedule, the UMBC Blackboard server will be offline from 10 pm Friday 10/24 to 1 am Saturday 10/25....
    Posted: October 16, 2014 7:53 AM
  • Server downtime on October 26th from 8:00am to 12:00 noon

    DoIT will be moving several servers to a different location within our data center to provide them with better cooling and to utilize our space and power more efficiently. In order to accomplish...
    Posted: October 15, 2014 8:01 AM
  • Revamped Alternate Delivery Program 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!  A new, revamped Alternate Delivery Program will...
    Posted: October 9, 2014 9:38 PM
  • UPS Malfunction Impacts Campus IT Services

    On Wednesday, 10/8/2014, at approximately 10:10 the Engineering building data center suffered a brief power outage. This occurred during routine maintenance of our Uninterrupted Power...
    Posted: October 8, 2014 12:52 PM
  • DoIT Announces Fall 2014 Blackboard Maintenance Schedule

    In an effort to ensure the UMBC campus community is kept informed about upcoming Blackboard maintenance plans, DoIT has posted its planned service schedule for the Blackboard system during the...
    Posted: October 7, 2014 3:37 PM
  • Mocko Named TSC Acting Coordinator

    Effective today, Andrea Mocko has agreed to serve as acting coordinator of the Technology Support Center (TSC). Andrea has worked as a full-time specialist since summer of 2012, but has supervised...
    Posted: October 6, 2014 9:10 AM
  • New Features Coming to Blackboard in Winter 2015

    Software upgrade is part of migration to managed hosting
    As announced earlier this week, Winter and Spring 2015 courses will be hosted by Blackboard directly instead of by DoIT. As part of this change, we will also be upgrading to the Spring 2014...
    Posted: October 3, 2014 5:58 AM
  • DoIT Changes Model of Blackboard Support

    As part of an effort to improve service on Blackboard, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is changing how the Blackboard system operates at UMBC. Starting in Winter 2015, UMBC will move...
    Posted: October 1, 2014 11:10 AM