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  • UMBC Blackboard Update: SP/SU2018

    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: May 11, 2018 3:00 PM
  • Bb Dashboard Upgrade to Ultra Version Scheduled for May 25

    Finding courses will change, but not their appearance
    Related FAQ - Where is my summer course after the Ultra Experience upgrade? Blackboard's navigation to courses will be upgraded on Friday, May 25, 2018 beginning at 3 PM EST as part of DoIT’s...
    Posted: May 11, 2018 2:47 PM
  • Using AI to Nudge Students to Study Groups and Tutoring

    Spring StudyTree Pilot Continues in 2018-19
    UMBC's Division of Information Technology (DoIT) partnered with the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and several faculty members during the Spring 2018 term to pilot an artificial intelligence (AI),...
    Posted: May 11, 2018 12:20 PM
  • TechSmith Relay to be Discontinued 12/31/18

    TechSmith, makers of our self-hosted instance of TechSmith Relay, has announced it will no longer support a self-hosted version of its software. As such, the current institutional solution for...
    Posted: May 11, 2018 12:07 PM
  • Blackboard Maintenance Schedule Updated for SU2018

    UMBC to receive monthly updates with no downtime
    Beginning with SU2018, the UMBC Blackboard (Bb) site will receive monthly updates as part of Blackboard’s continuous delivery model, which is a requirement for UMBC to move its Bb system to the...
    Posted: May 11, 2018 10:51 AM
  • Stata Quantitative Research Software Now Available

    CAHSS Purchases Site License
    The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has purchased a site license for the quantitative research application Stata. This software is available to all UMBC faculty, staff,...
    Posted: May 11, 2018 9:43 AM
  • Blackboard Ultra Experience Pilot Wraps Up

    Preparing UMBC for the Road to Ultra
    Four faculty and more than 100 students are wrapping up a semester-long pilot of Blackboard’s new Ultra Experience. The pilot was designed to support faculty as they explore, design, and teach...
    Posted: May 10, 2018 9:26 AM
  • "Follow-the-Sun" Webinar Series for Global Accessibility Day

    Learn more about inclusive education & digital access
    Founded in 2012, Global Accessibility Awareness Day is dedicated to driving conversations and building awareness on the importance of accessibility. The seventh annual Global Accessibility...
    Posted: May 1, 2018 10:25 AM
  • SU2018 Courses Created in Blackboard on April 25, 2018

    Blackboard course shells for SU2018 were created on April 25, 2018 About Course Creation Bb shells for SU2018 are available for all courses (designated as lecture, lab, field or discussion)...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 3:08 PM
  • 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