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7 ChatGPT Strategies to Enhance Course Designs This Summer

Leverage AI to create new experiences for your students

During the summer break, educators might use this time to refine their course designs and explore innovative technologies. One such technology is ChatGPT, a powerful language model developed by...

Posted: June 15, 2023, 9:34 AM

Course Accessibility to Support All Learners

Technologies to support equitable access to course content

DoIT and Student Disability Services hosted a "Candid Conversation on Enhancing Accessibility" on March 15th. The session highlighted ways that course accessibility benefits all students and...

Posted: March 27, 2023, 9:17 AM

Panopto: Recording, Hosting, and Engaging

Leveraging Screencasting to Support Instructional Strategies

UMBC adopted Panopto in fall 2018. Use has increased since this time, in particular spurred on by geometrically increased adoption with the migration to fully online and then hybrid learning in...

Posted: February 8, 2022, 9:40 AM

5 reasons you should open your Blackboard course early

Benefits help students and instructors

At UMBC, courses are created in Blackboard about four weeks before a new semester begins, providing time for faculty to transition instructional materials and assessments into a new site for...

Posted: January 20, 2022, 11:01 AM

VoiceThread Assignments for Media Projects and Peer Critique

One Instructor’s Use Case and Lessons Learned

Shifting to teaching in online and hybrid formats has created opportunities to identify how students can share multimedia projects and receive feedback through peer critique. While various tools...

Posted: September 17, 2021, 12:18 PM