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From Syllabi to Textbooks- Institutional OER Accessibility

Series of no-cost intensives designed to build OER capacity

ISKME and CAST’s National AEM (Accessible Educational Materials) Center invite teams of faculty and staff to learn how to use accessible Open Educational Resources (OER) to make learning more...

Posted: December 20, 2023, 9:28 AM

CFP - Incorporating Generative AI into Learning Experiences

Share your assessment experience with USM peers

Faculty, staff, and faculty/staff/student teams who have engaged in the use of Generative AI as part of assignments and learning activities are invited to propose sessions for the Incorporating...

Posted: December 12, 2023, 2:39 PM

Accessible Course Design Supports Diverse Learning Styles

Save the dates! Accessibility Workshop and Bb Ally Webinar

Creating accessible courses requires thoughtful consideration of diverse learning styles and strategies that result in fostering engaging learning experiences for all students. These strategies...

Posted: December 12, 2023, 10:04 AM

Catch an Ultra Sprint on January 22

Join one of two open sessions to learn about Ultra

Are you stepping into the world of Blackboard Ultra? Instructional Technology is offering two identical sessions on January 22, 2024, providing flexible opportunities to fit into an instructors...

Posted: December 11, 2023, 3:03 PM

Dec adds unique group due dates, more sort controls in Ultra

Features authentic discussion opportunities using AI tools

As 2023 comes to a close, the December Ultra update brings several features to enhance group functionality and gradebook management. With this update, instructors can assign a unique due date to...

Posted: November 30, 2023, 2:58 PM

Unlock collaborative learning with cloud tools in Blackboard

Discover Google Workspace and Microsoft OneDrive

Cloud resources can transform a course design with streamlined document display and reduce storage footprint. Two new integrations from Google Workspace and Microsoft OneDrive offer cloud-based...

Posted: November 28, 2023, 12:10 PM

Panopto Blackboard Integration Updates in December

Instructors are encouraged to copy courses after update

Panopto tool integrations in Blackboard will be updated in late December, as Blackboard support is ending for the current tool integrations. On December 21st, existing Panopto links in Original...

Posted: November 27, 2023, 9:05 AM

Chem Prof, DoIT Staff Co-author Chapter in Analytics Book

UMBC case study focuses on "spaced practice" in Gen Chem

Earlier this semester, Taylor & Francis published Data Analytics & Adaptive Learning: Research Perspectives (2023), which includes a UMBC case study about Dr. Tara Carpenter's use of...

Posted: November 21, 2023, 7:16 AM

Test Drive New Blackboard Faculty AI Course Design Tools

Discover how AI can support your course design process

The U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA)'s National Distance Learning Week focuses on how artificial intelligence (AI) impacts education and training.  Instructional Technology invites...

Posted: November 10, 2023, 8:24 AM