Blackboard Predict to be Sunset

And rolling out a new model that helps students earlier!

Blackboard Predict (BB Predict) is a subscription-based predictive model designed to identify students at risk of receiving a grade of D or F in a course.  UMBC has a long partnership with...

Posted: August 24, 2020, 1:59 PM

UMBC Online: By the Numbers

DoIT's "bird's-eye view" of our now virtual campus

We in DoIT know that numbers alone can’t capture the time and effort UMBC students, faculty and staff have put into coping with the disruption caused by the Coronavirus global pandemic. However,...

Posted: April 2, 2020, 5:29 PM

Why CNMS Student Bb Use is So High

Use of Assessments is Key -- and Informs Ultra Rollout

When DoIT announced the phased rollout of Blackboard (Bb) Ultra on April 4 of this year, we did so based on the number of courses typically using Bb in each college as of Spring 2019, starting...

Posted: November 25, 2019, 10:59 PM

Combining Machine and Human Intelligences for Interventions

Bb Predict and FYIs Inform Behavioral Nudges

Over the past three full semester terms, UMBC has implemented a predictive analytics pilot “nudge” campaign using Blackboard (Bb) Predict. Beginning in the Spring 2018 term, we selected high...

Posted: September 25, 2019, 3:11 PM

NVivo Qualitative Research Software Now Available

DoIT, CAHSS, DPS Partner on Site License

DoIT is now providing NVivo, a qualitative research software package equivalent to SPSS, Stata, SAS, or R. This software is available to all faculty, staff, and graduate students. It allows the...

Posted: February 14, 2018, 2:42 PM