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  • LDAP-Master and Webadmin downtime on 12/22

    On Thursday, December 22nd starting at 2pm LDAP-Master and Webadmin will be taken down for system maintenance.  During this time account creations and password changes will be unavailable. ...
    Posted: December 14, 2016 11:01 AM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: WT2017

    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: December 13, 2016 12:43 PM
  • RT 4.4.1 development ready for testing

    Testers needed for RT 4.4.1 upgrade
    The work for preparing our upgrade from RT 4.2.11 to RT 4.4.1 is ready for testing. The actual upgrade to production is scheduled for the January 6, 2017 weekend starting Friday evening beginning...
    Posted: December 7, 2016 3:47 PM
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED TechFest 2017: Submit Your Proposal Today!

    Share your favorite technologies with the UMBC Community
    Last year, the Instructional Technology team held UMBC’s first TechFest. TechFest is designed to bring together UMBC students, faculty, and staff to share their favorite technologies with the...
    Posted: December 7, 2016 12:34 PM
  • Using Blackboard to Leverage Lynda.com

    Assign, Evaluate Prerequisite Skills with Adaptive Release
    As announced earlier this semester, DoIT and Visual Arts have partnered on a one-year license to Lynda.com, the popular online software training platform. However, short of simply recommending...
    Posted: December 6, 2016 4:41 PM
  • Joe Kirby Honored for 30 Years of Service

    16 DoIT Staff Honored at UMBC Service Awards Tomorrow
    Update: See Joe's UMBC Digital Story at https://youtu.be/Q2cGLtJfxjk While many have contributed to UMBC's 50 years of excellence, tomorrow the campus will recognize 30 years of service by...
    Posted: December 6, 2016 2:27 PM
  • Take Attendance Qwickly with New Tool in Blackboard

    Track attendance in gradebook & send students absentee email
    A popular request from faculty is a tool to track student attendance. Many instructors who teach large classes use clickers to assign points for student engagement as a proxy for attendance....
    Posted: December 5, 2016 4:02 PM
  • Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled Dec. 26, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    System-wide update planned
    Blackboard engineers will perform a system upgrade and maintenance on Monday morning, December 26, 2016, from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Blackboard will be offline during this period. The downtime...
    Posted: December 2, 2016 9:49 AM
  • Beat the Next Snow Day with the Skill Builder Boot Camp

    Everything you need to know about Blackboard in 2 days!
    Concerned about Mother Nature's icy influence this winter? New to UMBC or teaching with Blackboard? Need to refresh your skills? Interested in an existing technology or resource? The Skill...
    Posted: December 1, 2016 1:05 PM
  • WT/SP2017 Courses Created in Blackboard on 11/29/2016

    Blackboard course shells for WT/SP2017 were created on November 29, 2016. Bb shells are available for all courses (designated as lecture, lab, field or discussion) listed in the UMBC Schedule of...
    Posted: December 1, 2016 12:55 PM