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Improved course management tools for Ultra in September

Preview new AI course design assistant tools also coming

As the fall semester starts, the next update for Ultra courses brings improvements to the course management tools and a new stock image resource for course banners. Additionally, faculty will also...

Posted: August 31, 2023, 1:37 PM

Grade by student or question in Ultra courses for Aug update

New Google integration, customize image for learning modules

The August release reveals a new update for the Ultra grading system, enabling faculty to grade by question or student, or mix and match the approach. Additional updates to Ultra for August...

Posted: July 24, 2023, 12:47 PM

Ultra update features tracking meter, resize images in July

Improved file deletion, complete/incomplete schema, and more

The July update for Ultra provides updates to assessment and grading, content delivery, and course management, offering new functionality and quality of life improvements for faculty and...

Posted: June 28, 2023, 8:35 AM

June brings support for CSV upload of Ultra test questions

New location for Announcements, plus anonymous test grading

Creating many questions on a test can be a time-consuming process. Instructors might import questions using third-party tools or publisher test banks, if compatible or available. Beginning with...

Posted: June 1, 2023, 11:47 AM

More Departments Move to Fully Adopt Ultra for Fall 2023

Options support bulk Ultra course creation and conversion

Given UMBC will be migrating to Ultra by the start of Winter 2025, five more departments will fully adopt Ultra for Fall 2023, The following departments join Theater and Gender, Women's, +...

Posted: May 18, 2023, 12:46 PM

Get Ultra-Ready: Access comprehensive training & support

Optimize your success with multiple Ultra resources

As UMBC gears up to fully adopt Blackboard Ultra by the Spring 2025 term, multiple training and support resources are available to help instructors become familiar with Ultra and successfully...

Posted: May 1, 2023, 3:53 PM

Copy test questions to Ultra question banks in May update

Additional improvements for grading, outreach, assessments

As the spring semester concludes, the May update to Ultra brings several enhancements to assessments, grading, engagement, and content creation.  Test questions are some of the most valuable...

Posted: April 27, 2023, 10:26 AM

Search Ultra content & set up multiple grade schema in April

Updated functionality supports improved grading workflows

A grading schema provides a way for an instructor to establish how a grade is calculated and appears to learners. A schema takes points scored on an assessment and compares it to the chart, which...

Posted: March 30, 2023, 3:17 PM

March streamlines multiple-attempts for ease of grading

New functionality enhances Ultra courses in time for SP2023

The March update to Ultra streamlines the grading interface for multiple attempts in a student's submission. This update reduces the number of clicks and pages, allowing instructors to quickly...

Posted: March 6, 2023, 11:40 AM

Ultra Workshops for March

Resources, training & tips for your Ultra journey

Instructional Technology is pleased to offer the following Ultra workshops in March: March 2 (12 PM) - Ultra Essentials IV - Tests & Assignments March 7 (12 PM) Ultra Essentials V - Grading...

Posted: February 27, 2023, 12:52 PM