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  • Clicker Updates Reflect Secure Connection for New Blackboard

    Students will need to re-register their devices
    Since UMBC migrated to the new Blackboard managed hosting site, instructors who use clickers must now include https with the URL to access TurningPoint course participant lists. The...
    Posted: January 29, 2015 12:18 PM
  • Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled Friday Jan 30, 12:01 AM-6AM

    Blackboard will be offline from 1AM - 5AM during this period
    Blackboard engineers will perform infrastructure maintenance at the datacenter where we are hosted on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 12:01 AM - 6AM.  Blackboard itself...
    Posted: January 23, 2015 12:54 PM
  • sites.umbc.edu Scheduled Maintenance 1/17/2015

    On Saturday January 17th, 2015 we will be upgrading the software running the sites.umbc.edu environment. Maintenance is scheduled for the whole day and the Admin area of your site may not be...
    Posted: January 13, 2015 12:34 PM
  • Quick Update on Saved Search Adjustment for RT

    There are 10 standard reports available to everyone via the Saved Search portion of your RT-at-a-Glance. As part of a new option to store these reports under 1 area rather than needing to...
    Posted: January 12, 2015 11:35 AM
  • January Technology of the Month

    Blackboard Rubrics
    A rubric is an assessment tool that identifies key criteria of assignments (i.e. essays, journals, discussion boards). Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of...
    Posted: January 9, 2015 10:13 AM
  • Blackboard Export Process Updated to Address Known Issue

    Recent maintenance performed on the UMBC's Blackboard site allows faculty to export older courses without experiencing the known issue with invalid files and import the course content to the new...
    Posted: January 8, 2015 11:45 AM
  • DoIT's Technology Support Center Now Hiring

    Are you looking for a job this Spring? Come work for us!
    The DoIT Technology Support Center is looking to hire additional consultants to work during the Spring semester. Please see our job description below and visit our job posting on UMBCWorks...
    Posted: January 7, 2015 2:06 PM
  • Fall 2014 Blackboard Down For Maintenance, 12-5 PM EST

    Winter Courses Remain Online & Available
    UPDATE: The Fall 2014 course site is back online after less than 2 hours of maintenance.The legacy UMBC Blackboard site, which currently hosts Fall 2014 courses until they are migrated to our new...
    Posted: January 7, 2015 10:20 AM
  • Bb Communities Moving to Managed Hosting in late January

    Phase 2 of Migration includes Fall 2014 Courses
    During Phase 2 of UMBC's move to managed hosting, Blackboard communities will be migrated along with Fall 2014 courses. This move will take place during mid-January, after final grades are...
    Posted: January 5, 2015 2:18 PM
  • Blackboard Low-Impact Maintenance Scheduled Jan 9, 2-6 AM

    Service Interruption Not Expected
    Date: Friday, January 09th, 2015 Time: 02:00 am to 06:00 am EST On Friday, January 09th, 2015 between the hours of 02:00 am to 06:00 am EST, the Managed...
    Posted: December 31, 2014 2:32 PM