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  • Blackboard Instructor Mobile App Now Available

    Connect with students on the go
    A new Bb Instructor mobile app was released for iOS and Android devices last month, just before the annual Blackboard World conference. Designed to simplify the teaching experience, the Bb...
    Posted: August 24, 2017 10:08 AM
  • FA17 Courses Created in Blackboard on 07/18/2017

    Blackboard cloud migration completed on 07/07/2017
    Blackboard course shells for FA2017 were created on July 18, 2017 after the completion of the cloud migration. Summer 2017 courses will be archived from the separate cloud environment and...
    Posted: July 20, 2017 8:56 AM
  • Blackboard Cloud Migration Completed on July 7

    System restored to full service
    DoIT is pleased to announce the completion of the Blackboard cloud migration. During the downtime window, Blackboard engineers and DoIt staff migrated nearly 21,000 courses and more than 800...
    Posted: July 7, 2017 2:32 PM
  • Blackboard Down for Cloud Migration June 30 - July 8

    Summer courses remain ONLINE during this period
    click here to access summer courses Per DoIT’s March 8 and April 28 announcements, Blackboard engineers will migrate the primary UMBC Blackboard site (blackboard.umbc.edu) beginning at 12:01...
    Posted: June 7, 2017 3:28 PM
  • 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
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: SP/SU2017

    UMBC Blackboard Update is provided by the Division of Information Technology for students, faculty and staff. If you have questions or need help, please consult the Blackboard Help tab inside...
    Posted: May 9, 2017 11:30 AM
  • Blackboard Mobile Apps Available for Free Download

    Existing Bb Mobile Learn app discontinued in August 2017
    With the upcoming retirement of the Bb Learn mobile app in August 2017, we encourage UMBC students who wish to access their Blackboard courses via mobile device to download and use the Blackboard...
    Posted: May 8, 2017 11:55 AM
  • 7 Things to Remember During the Bb Cloud Migration

    Essential tips for summer faculty
    This summer, UMBC takes Blackboard to the cloud. Summer courses will be hosted in a separate environment while we prepare for the migration of our main site. Here are seven important things to...
    Posted: May 5, 2017 10:59 AM
  • We're Hiring a Clicker Intern for Fall 2017!

    Apply to become the New Turning Technologies Intern
    We are opening up a search to hire a UMBC student as a Turning Technologies Intern starting in Fall 2017. The responsibilities of this intern include: Support successful usage of Turning...
    Posted: May 1, 2017 9:06 AM
  • SU17 Courses Created on Separate Bb Server on April 18

    Summer courses using new cloud environment
    Blackboard course shells for SU2017 were created on April 18, 2017, on a separate Bb server. Why? In preparation for UMBC’s migration to Blackboard’s new cloud infrastructure, summer courses will...
    Posted: April 28, 2017 3:56 PM