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  • 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
  • Password protection & automated test feedback come to Ultra

    Enhancements to Collaborate, gradebook & announcement tools
    Password protection and automated feedback are two assessment tools coming to Ultra in September. These valuable features enhance the instructor's ability to secure assessments and provide...
    Posted: August 31, 2020 1:28 PM
  • Blackboard Offers Webinar Series on Remote Instruction

    Fine Tune Your Skills from Basic to Advanced Levels
    Blackboard has announced a webinar series to help faculty transition to remote teaching. Click here to sign up for the options described below or access this...
    Posted: August 25, 2020 12:57 PM
  • Content Editor Updates Enhance Announcements, Embedded Media

    Ultra journals now included in course copy
    The August Blackboard update introduces an enhanced text editor to the Ultra course announcement tool, allowing faculty to add and display more types of content, embed web links and media, and...
    Posted: July 28, 2020 11:43 AM
  • FA2020 Courses Created in Blackboard on July 27, 2020

    Blackboard course shells for FA2020 were created on July 27, 2020. NOTE: In recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social distancing practices, UMBC’s fall session will mostly be online...
    Posted: July 28, 2020 11:23 AM