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Collin Sullivan to be “On Loan” to DPS

“Secondment” will focus on digital credentialing

As part of a continuing collaboration with the Division of Professional Studies (DPS) to advance digital learning at UMBC, DoIT is pleased to announce that Instructional Systems Specialist Collin...

Posted: September 19, 2022, 2:57 PM

Akindi Importer Tool Available on 7/1

Write Questions in MS Word and Quickly Add to Blackboard

In the spirit of promoting academic integrity in testing, faculty in both Biology and Chemistry have been leveraging large question pools in their courses. Beginning July 1, the Akindi Importer...

Posted: May 11, 2022, 10:25 AM

UMBC Migrates from Scantron to Akindi

New Platform Easier to Use and Supports Campus-Wide Analysis

Last year, DoIT announced the pilot of a tool called Akindi, which serves as a Scantron alternative and allows instructors to print and score bubble sheets from any local printer/scanner. There...

Posted: May 6, 2022, 3:28 PM

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