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  • Waitlist Students Have Automatic Access to Bb Courses

    Students must officially enroll no later than 10th Day
    In an effort to support students’ educational needs, beginning Spring 2021, waitlisted students will be temporarily enrolled in their Blackboard course(s). DoIT’s intention through this workflow...
    Posted: January 20, 2021 3:58 PM
  • Free Training from Respondus for Lockdown Browser & Monitor

    It's a brand new year, and that means more opportunities to take advantage of free instructor trainings from Respondus. Learn how to use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to address the...
    Posted: January 5, 2021 2:20 PM
  • Ultra enhances test feedback & journal grading for winter

    Create HTML content & provide activity logs to support
    Four exciting updates come to Ultra for winter courses. Grading enhancements for journals, test feedback release settings, an updated content editor, and support for HTML content are new features...
    Posted: December 11, 2020 11:37 AM
  • WT/SP2021 Courses Created in Blackboard on November 30, 2020

    Blackboard course shells for WT2021 and SP2021 were created on November 30, 2020. NOTE: In recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social distancing practices, UMBC’s spring session will...
    Posted: December 1, 2020 8:58 AM
  • Ultra enhances usability, gradebook, test timer in November

    Flag student retention and other grade alerts in your stream
    Usability and a few gradebook improvements come to Ultra in November. New, larger icons with thicker line strokes and blue backgrounds improve accessibility and better support quick scanning of...
    Posted: October 23, 2020 12:29 PM
  • New Content Editor Coming for Original Courses on November 6

    Improved support for accessibility, file sharing, and coding
    An updated, easier-to-use, more powerful Content Editor is coming to Original courses on November 6. There are lots of great reasons to like the updated Content Editor. Adding content has been...
    Posted: October 16, 2020 8:47 AM
  • More than 40% of UMBC Blackboard Courses Using Ultra

    Ultra adoption continues to grow as UMBC faculty shifted to online learning in response to COVID-19 safety precautions. More than 40% of all active Blackboard courses are now using Ultra in the...
    Posted: October 9, 2020 1:33 PM
  • 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