DoIT believes faculty are important partners and will play an essential role during the Ultra migration. The new Blackboard course interface is significantly different from the Original course we’ve had for the last fifteen years, marking a notable change for UMBC faculty. All faculty will need time and support to prepare their courses for the proposed migration timeline.
Since recommendations and feedback from peer leaders can be helpful during change, 15 faculty have agreed to be Ultra Faculty Ambassadors:
Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication
Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts)
Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy
Universities at Shady Grove
Psychology / Instructional Systems Development
Ancient Studies / Historical Studies / Philosophy
Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
Management of Aging Services
Media & Communication Studies
Mathematics & Statistics
Education / Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Emergency Health Services
Throughout the transition to the new course interface, Ultra Faculty Ambassadors will communicate information to departments and college peers, respond to basic questions about using Ultra, and provide feedback to the Instructional Technology team about any concerns or functionality requests. The Ultra Faculty Ambassadors also attended a full-day of customized training to better prepare for their important role.
Visit our Ultra Course Adoption Center for helpful resources and tools including a course adoption guide, course inventory, and course roadmap.
As always, if you have any questions, please consider the following options: