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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
UMBC campuses are closed, but courses are now online and employees are working remotely.

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  • Blackboard Offers Webinar Series on Remote Instruction

    Fine Tune Your Skills from Basic to Advanced Levels
    Blackboard has announced a webinar series to help faculty transition to remote instruction. Click here to sign up for the options described below. Who are these webinars for? This webinar series...
    Posted: May 7, 2020 11:14 AM
  • Training on Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

    Learn to Deliver Online Assessments using these tools
    Instructor Training: LockDown Browser and Respondus MonitorLockDown Browser is a custom browser that prevents digital cheating during an online exam. Respondus Monitor is a companion application...
    Posted: April 30, 2020 12:06 PM
  • RESOLVED - Blackboard Offline on April 28

    UMBC is monitoring the issue & working with Bb support
    At approximately 8:12 am, DoIT staff became aware of a potential outage with our instance Blackboard Learn. System admins immediately investigated the reports and opened a ticket with Blackboard...
    Posted: April 28, 2020 8:54 AM
  • DoIT Offers PIVOT Webinars for Online Teaching

    Initial focus will be prep for summer sessions
    As UMBC prepares to offer all SU2020 courses in an online format, DoIT’s Instructional Technology team is pleased to introduce Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT), a new...
    Posted: April 27, 2020 11:06 AM
  • SU2020 Courses Created in Blackboard on April 21, 2020

    Blackboard course shells for SU2020 were created on April 21, 2020. NOTE: In recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social distancing practices, UMBC’s summer session will be offered...
    Posted: April 22, 2020 3:22 PM
  • Learn how to use VoiceThread with these free workshops!

    Add media-rich, asynchronous engagement in your courses
    VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in several ways – text, voice, audio file, or...
    Posted: April 8, 2020 2:14 PM
  • MOST Commons: A Resource to Support Remote Teaching

    OER online webinar
    Dear Colleague, I thought you might be interested in this webinar sponsored by MarylandOnline which will take place next Tuesday, March 31st. Please see the description and registration...
    Posted: March 30, 2020 3:42 PM
  • Learn how to use VoiceThread with these free workshops!

    Add media-rich, asynchronous engagement in your courses
    VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in several ways – text, voice, audio file, or...
    Posted: March 30, 2020 12:47 PM
  • Bb Webinars: Accelerate a Transition to Remote Instruction

    Free 30-minute webinars on Blackboard, Collaborate
    https://fdc.umbc.edu/resources/keep-on-teaching/Following guidance from the University System of Maryland in the rapidly developing public health response to COVID-19, UMBC will transition to...
    Posted: March 14, 2020 6:35 AM
  • Where to find Open Educational Resources

    A listing of OER repositories and online libraries
    Are you looking for OER content for your courses? Whether you are looking for OER textbooks, open course modules, or other OER materials, feel free to search the following online OER repositories....
    Posted: March 11, 2020 3:22 PM