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  • Chromebook Extension for Respondus Lockdown Browser in Beta

    Currently supports Original courses only
    The beta release of a new Chromebook extension for Respondus LockDown Browser is currently available for assessments in Original Blackboard courses. This version of the Chromebook extension also...
    Posted: September 25, 2020 10:23 AM
  • New Batch Group Management Tool Available in Bb Ultra

    Custom solution works in both Ultra & Original courses
    Group management is one of the most important tools in a Blackboard course. For large courses, group management is a critical component of assigning students to groups and managing engagement or...
    Posted: September 18, 2020 12:25 PM
  • Use Blackboard's Ally Tool to Provide Accessible Content

    Attend a product overview and demo on 9/30 from 2 - 3 p.m.
    Overview and Demo: Using Ally to Provide Accessible Content Wednesday, September 30 from 2:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m. Please attend an overview of Ally, Blackboard’s accessibility software...
    Posted: September 14, 2020 4:07 PM
  • USM OnTrack: New Resources on How to Use Labster Available!

    Recommendations for enhancing traditionally taught courses
    USM OnTrack is continuing to support adoption of Labster for online courses. Please see below recommended resources for enhancing traditionally taught courses with Labster below:     A...
    Posted: September 8, 2020 7:06 PM
  • USM OnTrack: Understanding Students’ Readiness to Learn

    New online resources to help identify and address challenges
    USM OnTrack WEBSITE  New Online Resources:  Understanding Students’ Readiness to Learn  Last spring’s move to emergency remote teaching may impact how ready students are to learn coming into...
    Posted: September 8, 2020 6:59 PM
  • New USM Workshop! -Responding to Academic Integrity Concerns

    Attend this Virtual Session on 10/2 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.!
    USM OnTrack would like to invite you to attend a virtual workshop on Academic Integrity in Online Learning.  Register Now:   Responding to Academic...
    Posted: September 8, 2020 6:30 PM
  • Password protection & automated test feedback come to Ultra

    Enhancements to Collaborate, gradebook & announcement tools
    Password protection and automated feedback are two assessment tools coming to Ultra in September. These valuable features enhance the instructor's ability to secure assessments and provide...
    Posted: August 31, 2020 1:28 PM
  • Blackboard Offers Webinar Series on Remote Instruction

    Fine Tune Your Skills from Basic to Advanced Levels
    Blackboard has announced a webinar series to help faculty transition to remote teaching. Click here to sign up for the options described below or access this...
    Posted: August 25, 2020 12:57 PM
  • Learn how to use VoiceThread with these free workshops!

    Add media-rich, asynchronous engagement in your courses
    VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in several ways – text, voice, audio file, or...
    Posted: August 25, 2020 12:36 PM
  • Training on Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

    Learn to Deliver Online Assessments using these tools
    LockDown Browser is a custom browser that prevents digital cheating during an online exam. Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that deters cheating when students take...
    Posted: August 25, 2020 12:17 PM