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  • UMBC takes Blackboard to the cloud

    Summer migration for improved services & next gen tools
    During the Summer 2017 term, UMBC will migrate its learning management system currently hosted by Blackboard to Blackboard’s new cloud infrastructure known as Software as a Service (SaaS)....
    Posted: March 8, 2017 10:45 AM
  • UMBC Blackboard Course Design Featured in Educause Review

    Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design
    Building on prior learning analytics research at UMBC, DoIT's John Fritz has co-authored "Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design: Two Studies" in the current issue of Educause Review...
    Posted: March 1, 2017 2:38 PM
  • Predicting and Supporting Student Success

    Importance of the Blackboard Grade Center
    Update from 2/1/18 Blackboard Analytics Symposium: Using Bb Predict and UMBC's FYI alert program together is more accurate than using either service alone....
    Posted: February 10, 2017 4:08 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Blackboard Courses Scheduled for Retirement from Server

    AY12-13 & AY13-14 Courses to be Retired
    During the summer of 2016, Blackboard archived our complete site, which saved individually backed-up copies of every course and organization through SP2016. As previously announced, courses from...
    Posted: October 7, 2016 12:23 PM