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  • Kirwan Center to Submit Proposal for Federal OER Grant

    Seeking Groups/Individuals from Institutions to Participate
    The USM Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation is planning to submit a proposal to the Department of Education’s Applications for New Awards; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education –...
    Posted: August 1, 2018 9:52 AM
  • User Course List to be Updated in Blackboard in Early August

    Enhancements improve display & sorting of courses
    An upcoming enhancement to the Course list page will provide term-specific subsections and a new filter to help users quickly organize and locate courses. This update will be applied to UMBC’s...
    Posted: July 31, 2018 11:48 AM
  • Feedback Recording Tool Now Available in Blackboard

    Engage students with personalized audio or video feedback
    A new feedback tool in Blackboard allows faculty to embed short audio or video messages to students about their submissions through the grade center. Students can then watch or listen to...
    Posted: July 26, 2018 11:45 AM
  • FA2018 Courses Created in Blackboard on July 24, 2018

    Blackboard course shells for FA2018 were created on July 24, 2018 About Course Creation Bb shells for FA2018 are available for all courses (designated as lecture, lab, field or discussion)...
    Posted: July 25, 2018 8:27 AM
  • Second Blackboard Ultra Experience 2-Day Boot Camp Scheduled

    Learn how to develop courses in the new Blackboard interface
    Due to the popularity of our Blackboard Ultra Experience 2-Day Boot Camp scheduled for 8/15 & 8/16, now filled to capacity, we have scheduled a second Boot Camp for Tuesday, 8/21, and...
    Posted: July 18, 2018 10:47 AM
  • 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