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First Course Earns QM Certification with 7th Ed. Rubric

Eileen O'Brien Among 19 Faculty to Satisfy Peer Review

The first faculty member from UMBC has earned Quality Matters (QM) certification for an online course utilizing the new 7th Edition Higher Education Rubric as part of theQuality Matters Impact...

Posted: March 4, 2024, 9:13 AM

AI and Accessible Images for Inclusive Courses

National Distance Learning Week 2023

Providing accessible images is a crucial step to ensure inclusivity and equal access to learning. When images are properly described, students using screen readers are able to access an equitable...

Posted: November 8, 2023, 6:46 AM

Quality Matters Releases 7th Edition Rubric

Focus on accessibility, inclusive design, faculty engagement

After extensive peer feedback from a global community of faculty and instructional designers, the Seventh Edition of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric was released earlier this summer,...

Posted: October 31, 2023, 9:14 AM

18 UMBC Courses Now Meet Quality Matters Certification

Four more faculty satisfy rigorous peer review process

Four additional faculty have earned Quality Matters (QM) certification of their online or hybrid courses during the Spring and Summer 2023 semesters following peer reviews as part of the Quality...

Posted: October 2, 2023, 2:28 PM

62% of Fall 2023 Blackboard Courses Now Using Ultra

9 of 10 UMBC students are enrolled in an Ultra course

As UMBC finalizes its migration to Ultra, more faculty opted to use the new course experience during FA2023. Specifically, of 1588 total available Blackboard shells, faculty have enabled 991 using...

Posted: September 20, 2023, 2:55 PM

Support student success with Ultra’s progress tracking tools

Discover how and when students engage with course content

The success of students in a Blackboard course is often dependent on their level of engagement and their ability to stay on track with course content and assignments. As an instructor, it's...

Posted: August 30, 2023, 9:11 AM

Accessing a Blackboard course to fulfill an incomplete

Steps to reopening a course for one or few students

When instructors have determined that a student needs extended time to access a Blackboard course for reasons related to illness, to submit work for an Incomplete, prepare for exams, or gather...

Posted: June 20, 2023, 11:12 AM

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

More Departments Move to Fully Adopt Ultra for Fall 2023

Options support bulk Ultra course creation and conversion

Given UMBC will be migrating to Ultra by the start of Winter 2025, five more departments will fully adopt Ultra for Fall 2023, The following departments join Theater and Gender, Women's, +...

Posted: May 18, 2023, 12:46 PM

Fourteen UMBC Courses Now Meet Quality Matters Certification

Two more faculty satisfy rigorous peer review process

Two additional faculty have earned Quality Matters (QM) certification of their online or hybrid courses during the Spring 2023 semester following peer reviews as part of theQuality Matters Impact...

Posted: May 16, 2023, 10:53 AM