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Quality Matters Impact Program - Call to Participate

Faculty can apply for Fall/Spring cohorts

The Quality Matters Impact program formally recognizes courses that meet Quality Matters (QM) standards and demonstrate exemplary online/hybrid course design. An extension of the award-winning...

Posted: May 18, 2022, 10:22 AM

Instructional Technology Certified as QM Master Reviewers

Certification facilitates Quality Matters reviews at UMBC

As part of UMBC's effort to recognize exemplary course design through the Quality Matters Impact (QMI) pilot, a partnership with the Provost's Office launched in FA2021 as an extension of the...

Posted: May 18, 2022, 9:13 AM

Generate & embed captions for Collaborate recordings in May

Support accessibility for recorded sessions in your classes

Creating captioning for recordings from scratch can be very time consuming for instructors or accessibility staff. Beginning in May 2022, instructors can leverage the help of artificial...

Posted: May 2, 2022, 8:22 AM

Instructional Technology Essentials for June 2022

Select from a menu of trainings

Interested in attending an Instructional Technology Essentials session but unsure when it will be? Sign up for one of our sessions by May 20, 2022. Interested participants will be sent a Doodle...

Posted: April 21, 2022, 12:54 PM

Gain insights on student engagement during Collab session

Also discover student views of Collab recordings

While teaching a synchronous session using web conferencing tools, instructors juggle content, conversation, and context. Engaging participants and maintaining a high level of interaction is an...

Posted: April 11, 2022, 3:30 PM

5 Faculty Earn QM Certification for Course Design

More than half of USM's QM certified courses are from UMBC

After participating in rigorous peer reviews of their online and hybrid courses, five UMBC faculty have earned Quality Matters certification as part of the campus’ Quality Matters Impact (QMI)...

Posted: February 14, 2022, 9:39 AM

Quality Matters Impact Program - Call to Participate

Faculty can apply now for Spring/Summer Cohorts

As an extension of the award-winningPIVOT program, the Quality Matters Impact program is a new initiative to formally recognize courses that meet Quality Matters standards and demonstrate...

Posted: January 28, 2022, 1:29 PM

5 reasons you should open your Blackboard course early

Benefits help students and instructors

At UMBC, courses are created in Blackboard about four weeks before a new semester begins, providing time for faculty to transition instructional materials and assessments into a new site for...

Posted: January 20, 2022, 11:01 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

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