What’s New

June brings support for CSV upload of Ultra test questions

New location for Announcements, plus anonymous test grading

Creating many questions on a test can be a time-consuming process. Instructors might import questions using third-party tools or publisher test banks, if compatible or available. Beginning with...

Posted: June 1, 2023, 11:47 AM

Reminder: Blackboard Courses Scheduled for Server Retirement

Courses before Fall 2020 to be retired beginning 7/1

During Summer 2023, DoIT staff and Blackboard will archive our entire instance of Blackboard, which will save individually backed-up copies of every course and organization through SP2023. Courses...

Posted: June 1, 2023, 9:15 AM

UMBC Archiving Unviewed Panopto Videos (06/01/23)

No content will be permanently deleted at this time

DoIT will be moving all Panopto videos to archive storage that have not been viewed during the past 18 months. This is regular maintenance in alignment with our service contract. If one wishes to...

Posted: May 25, 2023, 8:47 AM

More Departments Move to Fully Adopt Ultra for Fall 2023

Options support bulk Ultra course creation and conversion

Given UMBC will be migrating to Ultra by the start of Winter 2025, five more departments will fully adopt Ultra for Fall 2023, The following departments join Theater and Gender, Women's, +...

Posted: May 18, 2023, 12:46 PM

Panopto Mac Users: Mandatory Recorder Upgrade (7/20/23)

Version 13.0 may require OS update

Panopto has informed us that there is an upcoming mandatory upgrade for Panopto for Mac. On July 20, 2023, Panopto will require Panopto for Mac clients to be upgraded to version 13.0.0. This...

Posted: May 17, 2023, 11:59 AM

May 2023 Blackboard Tool Integration Upgrades

Updates to ALEKS, Library Reserves, Pearson, & Qwickly tools

Four Blackboard course tools--ALEKS, Library Reserves, Pearson, and Qwickly--are undergoing updates, taking a significant leap forward by transitioning to the latest Learning Tools...

Posted: May 16, 2023, 12:57 PM

Fourteen UMBC Courses Now Meet Quality Matters Certification

Two more faculty satisfy rigorous peer review process

Two additional faculty have earned Quality Matters (QM) certification of their online or hybrid courses during the Spring 2023 semester following peer reviews as part of theQuality Matters Impact...

Posted: May 16, 2023, 10:53 AM

Bb Course Roster Limited to Faculty, TA Roles Starting SU23

Tool access restriction protects student privacy

At the end of May 2023, access to the Blackboard course roster will be limited to certain roles in a Blackboard course. Currently, the course roster is visible to all users, which means anyone can...

Posted: May 15, 2023, 5:38 PM

Participate now: OER Course Marking Survey

Share course marking practices this MHEC survey

Dear OER Colleagues:   The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) invites you to participate in a survey designed to assess the landscape of course marking of open educational resources (OER)...

Posted: May 11, 2023, 9:15 AM

Learning Analytics Mini Grants CFP Due 6/2/23

ICYMI: SP23 LA workshops all recorded

UMBC's Division of Information Technology (DoIT), in partnership with the Office of the Provost, is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2023 Learning Analytics (LA) Mini Grants....

Posted: May 10, 2023, 11:31 AM