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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

Creating Consistency in Course Sections with Ultra Templates

Templates available for course or department Ultra adoption

Since Fall 2018, the default Blackboard course template has had the Ultra Course Preview setting enabled, which allows faculty to convert a new Original course to see what it looks like in Ultra...

Posted: December 15, 2021, 1:55 PM

Learn the Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education

Check out this Free Coursera MOOC!

Free Coursera MOOC - Learn the Basics of Developing an Inclusive & Accessible Course This 5 week course provides instruction and strategies to support you in developing a course that is...

Posted: March 11, 2019, 10:32 AM

DoIT Publishes Most Active Fall 2017 Blackboard Courses

UMBC faculty and staff may recall that DoIT used to publish a list of most active Blackboard courses for every term. However, we discontinued this after Spring 2013, when we completed our...

Posted: December 18, 2017, 11:33 AM

Student Bb Activity Shining Light on Effective Course Design

The 20 Most Active Undergraduate Bb Courses of Spring 2017

As campus technology adoption by students continues to expand, DoIT is able to gather data that might inform effective course design practices, including Blackboard interactions (i.e., clicks on...

Posted: May 23, 2017, 2:58 PM

Why Quality Matters: Provide Measurable Learning Objectives

Establish a connected foundation for student learning

Learning objectives are the heart of the Quality Matters Rubric, establishing a foundation upon which the rest of hybrid or online course is based. Everything in a hybrid or online course -- from...

Posted: October 4, 2016, 3:00 PM

Why Quality Matters: Course Design & the Course Overview

Start students on the path to success with clear information

Do your students know what to do and where to start in your hybrid or online course? Imagine what it would be like to be a new student to the course, the major, the campus, or the LMS. Think about...

Posted: September 7, 2016, 2:42 PM