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  • Respondus LockDown Browser Training Webinar for Instructors

    Conduct Low-Stakes Assessments Online In and Out of Class
    Respondus will be presenting a special training webinar that focuses on the advanced features of LockDown Browser on Tuesday, April 24th at 1 PM ET. LockDown Browser is a custom browser that...
    Posted: April 19, 2018 4:36 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
  • Blackboard Offline 12-6 a.m., Sat., 1/27

    Core File System Infrastructure Must Be Upgraded
    To upgrade Blackboard’s core file system that cannot wait until Spring Break or Summer, Blackboard engineers will service UMBC’s cloud system on Saturday, January 27, from 12:01 a.m. to...
    Posted: January 23, 2018 11:59 AM
  • Online Learning Consortium Offers Flexible Training

    Expand your skills & knowledge in 2018
    Through a University System of Maryland partnership, DoIT has offered online training to UMBC full-time and part-time faculty via the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) over several years. UMBC...
    Posted: January 22, 2018 9:43 AM
  • 13 Steps to Get Your Blackboard Course Ready

    Checklist to optimize your course before the semester starts
    Prepare your Blackboard course shell for the new semester with our baker’s dozen checklist. 1. Review new tools & features in Blackboard. Our Blackboard site is upgrade twice a year so check...
    Posted: January 16, 2018 2:26 PM
  • High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program Webinars Scheduled

    Faculty wanted for Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative
    2018 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program Informational Webinars The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is seeking proposals for its 2018 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program to...
    Posted: January 9, 2018 12:10 PM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: WT2018

    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 18, 2017 2:33 PM
  • Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled for Early January 2018

    Fresh look for mobile devices, accessible to screen readers
    Blackboard will be updated on Friday, January 5, 2018 beginning at 5 PM EST as part of DoIT’s biannual Blackboard update. No downtime is expected: Blackboard should remain online and available,...
    Posted: December 18, 2017 1:04 PM
  • DoIT Publishes Most Active Fall 2017 Blackboard Courses

    UMBC faculty and staff may recall that DoIT used to publish a list of most active Blackboard courses for every term. However, we discontinued this after Spring 2013, when we completed our...
    Posted: December 18, 2017 11:33 AM
  • Faculty to Pilot Blackboard’s Ultra Experience in SP2018

    Learn more about the redesigned next generation Blackboard
    Four faculty will redesign and teach courses using Blackboard’s Ultra Experience, the next generation of Blackboard’s learning management system during the SP2018 semester. As part of a unique...
    Posted: December 18, 2017 10:12 AM