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  • Blackboard Offers Free Virtual Conference July 21-22

    Follow BbWorld 20 via live streaming sessions & recordings
    Once a year Blackboard hosts the BbWorld conference over several days for faculty, students, administrators, instructional technology specialists, training professionals, developers, and system...
    Posted: June 11, 2020 7:41 AM
  • Basic Journals Arrive to Ultra Courses in June

    Tweaks include assessment feedback, course copy improvements
    Next month's Blackboard update brings a frequently requested tool to Ultra courses: the Journal! Journals are a personal space for students to communicate privately with instructors or to reflect...
    Posted: May 29, 2020 10:07 AM
  • Begin Designing & Preparing for Your Fall Bb Courses

    Blackboard FA2020 Course Development Shells Available
    In response to some faculty requests, DoIT’s Instructional Technology team will create Fall 2020 Course Development shells for all courses listed in the Schedule of Classes by close of business on...
    Posted: May 29, 2020 7:07 AM
  • New Bb Annotate refreshes inline grading tool for SU2020

    Expanded functionality includes shapes, drawing, highlight
    UPDATE: Bb Annotate has been staged back for deployment — US East Cost is slated for June 3rd. Available for summer courses, Blackboard’s new inline grading tool, allows instructors, teaching...
    Posted: May 11, 2020 12:33 PM
  • VoiceThread Offers Training on Creating Engaging Courses

    From Basic to Blackboard Use Cases - Learn from the Vendor!
    VoiceThread is a learning tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence. With VoiceThread, instructors and/or students can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint...
    Posted: May 7, 2020 11:37 AM
  • Blackboard Offers Webinar Series on Remote Instruction

    Fine Tune Your Skills from Basic to Advanced Levels
    Blackboard has announced a webinar series to help faculty transition to remote instruction. Click here to sign up for the options described below. Who are these webinars for? This webinar series...
    Posted: May 7, 2020 11:14 AM
  • RESOLVED - Blackboard Offline on April 28

    UMBC is monitoring the issue & working with Bb support
    At approximately 8:12 am, DoIT staff became aware of a potential outage with our instance Blackboard Learn. System admins immediately investigated the reports and opened a ticket with Blackboard...
    Posted: April 28, 2020 8:54 AM
  • SU2020 Courses Created in Blackboard on April 21, 2020

    Blackboard course shells for SU2020 were created on April 21, 2020. NOTE: In recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social distancing practices, UMBC’s summer session will be offered...
    Posted: April 22, 2020 3:22 PM
  • Bb Webinars: Accelerate a Transition to Remote Instruction

    Free 30-minute webinars on Blackboard, Collaborate
    https://fdc.umbc.edu/resources/keep-on-teaching/Following guidance from the University System of Maryland in the rapidly developing public health response to COVID-19, UMBC will transition to...
    Posted: March 14, 2020 6:35 AM
  • Updated Ally indicators for Ultra courses in February update

    Tweaks provided for self-enrolled groups & discussion boards
    This month's Ultra update focuses on increasing the visibility of Ally in Ultra courses. Faculty who upload files directly to the Course Content area or within folders and learning modules will...
    Posted: February 7, 2020 12:32 PM