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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

SP22 Survey Shines Light on Faculty Testing

Key themes: academic integrity, accommodations, testing ctr.

In an effort to gather information on how faculty design and administer tests, DoIT collaborated with the Faculty Development Center (FDC) and Student Disability Services (SDS) to create and...

Posted: May 2, 2022, 1:30 PM

Panopto: Recording, Hosting, and Engaging

Leveraging Screencasting to Support Instructional Strategies

UMBC adopted Panopto in fall 2018. Use has increased since this time, in particular spurred on by geometrically increased adoption with the migration to fully online and then hybrid learning in...

Posted: February 8, 2022, 9:40 AM

PIVOT Courses Associated with Improved SEEQs and Tool Use

Faculty training to support empirically driven course design potentially represents one of the most scalable options available for improving student outcomes at an institution. One strategy to...

Posted: August 19, 2021, 3:58 PM

Using WebEx for Live Instruction and Collaborative Learning

One Instructor’s Use Case and Lessons Learned

It’s a cliche at this point for one to state that this past year has presented many complexities for all of us to adapt to. Not the least daunting of these adversities has been connecting...

Posted: April 19, 2021, 11:07 AM

Faculty Survey Suggests Shift in Pre/Post-Pandemic Teaching

31% increase in those open to non-traditional approach, FA21

"I teach mostly grad students. I did not expect to find any positives about remote teaching - in 35 years of teaching I had NEVER done it and did not plan on doing it before retirement [...] It is...

Posted: February 24, 2021, 11:05 AM

PIVOT and the Student Evaluation of FA20 Courses

Training Associated with Higher SEEQs & Course Interactions

There is a statistically significant, positive relationship between a faculty member completing the Planning Instructional Variety in Online Teaching (PIVOT) training and elevated course-level...

Posted: February 2, 2021, 2:02 PM

UMBC Blackboard Use Differs from Most Schools

Findings based on Bb's "course archetypes" research

Earlier this year, Blackboard released a “course archetype” system administrator’s tool that allows institutions to see how the company’s Learning Management System (LMS) software is being used...

Posted: December 11, 2018, 11:23 PM