What’s New

Track student engagement with Ultra content in October

Improved auto-save for student assessments

In the October update, scheduled for this week, instructors who teach in Ultra courses will be able to track and view student engagement with course content. Tracking how, when, and what students...

Posted: October 4, 2022, 12:50 PM

Upcoming Akindi Webinar: 10/11/22

Learn how to implement the paper-based assessments

To help Instructors prepare for upcoming paper-based multiple-choice assessments, Akindi is offering a live webinar Tuesday, Oct 11th at 1:00 PM (ET). Their Customer Success Lead will walk...

Posted: September 30, 2022, 9:41 AM

FA22 Data Science & Learning Analytics Workshops

For the Fall 2022 semester, DoIT's Analytics & Instructional Technology groups will continue to offer student success and learning analytics-related workshops for the UMBC community.  All...

Posted: September 23, 2022, 10:08 AM

Poll Everywhere Pilot Adds myUMBC login

Use mobile devices to participate in live polls

At the end of Spring 2022, DoIT announced an intention to pilot Poll Everywhere as an alternative to clickers. After much anticipation, DoIT is pleased to announce the launch of our Poll...

Posted: September 21, 2022, 2:17 PM

Collin Sullivan to be “On Loan” to DPS

“Secondment” will focus on digital credentialing

As part of a continuing collaboration with the Division of Professional Studies (DPS) to advance digital learning at UMBC, DoIT is pleased to announce that Instructional Systems Specialist Collin...

Posted: September 19, 2022, 2:57 PM

Call for Participants DOERS3 Equity Through OER Rubric Pilot

Response due Monday, October 24, 2022

Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success has announced a Call for Proposals seeking participants to pilot the Equity Through OER Rubric with postsecondary education partners across the...

Posted: September 14, 2022, 7:59 AM

Bookstore Discounts/Refunds Turning Clicker "Bundles"

Decision aims to clear pre-pandemic "hardware" inventory

In collaboration with DoIT, UMBC's Bookstore has reduced the price of all clicker "bundles" (hardware + software) to match the direct purchase price for a one year code ($34.99) by Turning Point...

Posted: September 7, 2022, 1:20 PM

Copy Rubrics Between Ultra Courses Starting in September

New features also focus on assessment & grading enhancements

In early September, Ultra courses will receive updates in several key areas that benefit instructors and students. Maintaining the trend focusing on assessment and grading, these updates also...

Posted: August 31, 2022, 9:29 AM

Akindi Bubble Sheet Training

Learn how to implement the paper-based assessments

As we return to the physical classroom, many faculty are planning to employ paper-based assessments during their synchronous class sessions. Akindi is UMBC's tool whereby faculty download bubble...

Posted: August 25, 2022, 10:01 AM

Better Tests & Grading Lead New Bb Ultra Changes

Ultra to reach 95% feature parity with Original by SP2023

After extensive updates to assessments and grading, Ultra is expected to reach 95% feature parity by the end of spring 2023, allowing faculty to migrate their Original courses into the most...

Posted: August 23, 2022, 1:43 PM