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Select Course Materials and Tech Tools For Upcoming Terms

Leverage CMI, OER, and available technologies for Fall 2024

Instructors have many options available when they select course materials each term. As you select materials for the upcoming term, will you participate in the Course Materials Initiative (CMI),...

Posted: March 11, 2024, 8:36 AM

Panopto Blackboard Integration Updates in December

Instructors are encouraged to copy courses after update

Panopto tool integrations in Blackboard will be updated in late December, as Blackboard support is ending for the current tool integrations. On December 21st, existing Panopto links in Original...

Posted: November 27, 2023, 9:05 AM

May 2023 Blackboard Tool Integration Upgrades

Updates to ALEKS, Library Reserves, Pearson, & Qwickly tools

Four Blackboard course tools--ALEKS, Library Reserves, Pearson, and Qwickly--are undergoing updates, taking a significant leap forward by transitioning to the latest Learning Tools...

Posted: May 16, 2023, 12:57 PM

Tips for Choosing Instructional Technologies for a Course

Take Advantage of Approved LTI Tools in Blackboard

A wide range of technologies and resources are available to faculty at UMBC to support teaching and learning in various online or hybrid modes within Blackboard. Trends and tools evolve quickly,...

Posted: December 15, 2021, 8:45 AM

VoiceThread / Blackboard Tool Connection Updated

VoiceThread update changes how VoiceThread is added to Bb

Do you use VoiceThread assignments or links in Blackboard? At the end of July, VoiceThread went through an LTI upgrade to improve functionality between VoiceThread and Blackboard. The new...

Posted: August 2, 2021, 3:08 PM

Google Assignments and File Embed Available for Bb Courses

Use Google's Rich Editor to Provide Student Feedback

In January 2018, Box discontinued Crocodoc in favor of the Box inline grading tool. The goal of this transition was to provide a similar and simpler experience users know from the traditional Box...

Posted: January 8, 2020, 11:32 AM

Blackboard LTI Integrations not Working with Safari

Please use a browser other than Safari to access Blackboard!

As noted in this Known Issue FAQ, recent updates to the Safari web browser are preventing access to LTI content inside any Learning Management System (LMS) including Blackboard. The issue stems...

Posted: August 22, 2019, 2:02 PM