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  • 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 instruction. Click here to sign up for the options described below. Who are these webinars for? This webinar series...
    Posted: May 7, 2020 11:14 AM
  • Bb Webinars: Accelerate a Transition to Remote Instruction

    Free 30-minute webinars on Blackboard, Collaborate
    https://fdc.umbc.edu/resources/keep-on-teaching/Following guidance from the University System of Maryland in the rapidly developing public health response to COVID-19, UMBC will transition to...
    Posted: March 14, 2020 6:35 AM
  • End of Semester Sprint Offers Customized Consults to Faculty

    Three Sprints. One Day. Choose your time & topic.
    The end of semester is a busy time of year for everyone, especially faculty. Instructional Technology will host three 90-minute sprint sessions on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 for faculty to...
    Posted: November 11, 2019 2:46 PM
  • Increased Test Randomization Available in Ultra in August

    Organizations also come to Ultra next month
    In the August update to Ultra courses, faculty can create question pools to help build assessments quickly and better support academic integrity. Instructors can add questions to from all existing...
    Posted: July 30, 2019 11:21 AM
  • Access to UMBC Google Drive Comes to Ultra in July

    Learn what’s coming to Ultra & Collaborate next month
    This month’s update to Blackboard will provide access to UMBC’s Google Drive. Faculty, staff, and students will be able to view their Google cloud storage from their Ultra courses, user profile,...
    Posted: July 3, 2019 12:30 PM
  • Delegated Grading, Import Calendars Come to Ultra in June

    Learn what’s coming to Ultra & Collaborate next month
    The June update to Blackboard brings delegated grading to Ultra courses. Renamed “parallel marking” in Ultra, this feature is designed to minimize bias when paired with anonymous grading. Parallel...
    Posted: May 30, 2019 1:25 PM
  • Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled Dec. 24, 12:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    System-wide update planned
    Blackboard engineers will perform a system upgrade and maintenance on Thursday morning, December 24, 2015 from 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Blackboard will be offline during this period. As previously...
    Posted: November 24, 2015 8:39 AM