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  • New Bb Annotate refreshes inline grading tool for SU2020

    Expanded functionality includes shapes, drawing, highlight
    UPDATE: Bb Annotate has been staged back for deployment — US East Cost is slated for June 3rd. Available for summer courses, Blackboard’s new inline grading tool, allows instructors, teaching...
    Posted: May 11, 2020 12:33 PM
  • VoiceThread Offers Training on Creating Engaging Courses

    From Basic to Blackboard Use Cases - Learn from the Vendor!
    VoiceThread is a learning tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence. With VoiceThread, instructors and/or students can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint...
    Posted: May 7, 2020 11:37 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Updated Ally indicators for Ultra courses in February update

    Tweaks provided for self-enrolled groups & discussion boards
    This month's Ultra update focuses on increasing the visibility of Ally in Ultra courses. Faculty who upload files directly to the Course Content area or within folders and learning modules will...
    Posted: February 7, 2020 12:32 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
  • Students like Ultra design, organized courses

    User surveys reveal consistent satisfaction with Ultra style
    More than 70% of 606 student survey respondents who took a course that used Ultra during the FA2019 semester said they were satisfied with the experience. When asked, students described Ultra as...
    Posted: December 17, 2019 2:20 PM
  • New group enhancements scheduled for December Ultra update

    Ungraded assignments also coming this month
    Managing large numbers of students and groups is an important tool in Blackboard. In the current version of Ultra, faculty had to create assignments and discussions before they could create and...
    Posted: December 3, 2019 11:26 AM