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

What’s New

  • Daily Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

    Training for Online Assessment Tools Provided by the Vendor
    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: March 10, 2020 1:22 PM
  • GO Kit Series: Assess Student Learning for Course Continuity

    Minimize impact of campus closures with a Go Online Kit
    This article is a part of Instructional Technology's Planning Your Go Online (GO) Kit series. Explore communication, active learning, and assessment strategies in an online environment to keep...
    Posted: March 9, 2020 8:58 AM
  • GO Kit Series: Prepare Active Learning for Course Continuity

    Minimize impact of campus closures with a Go Online Kit
    This article is a part of Instructional Technology's Planning Your Go Online Kit series. Explore communication, active learning, and assessment strategies in an online environment to keep your...
    Posted: March 6, 2020 10:59 AM
  • GO Kit Series: Continuity Begins with Clear Communication

    Minimize impact of campus closures with a Go Online Kit
    This article is a part of Instructional Technology's Planning Your Go Online (GO) Kit series. Explore communication, active learning, and assessment strategies in an online environment to keep...
    Posted: March 5, 2020 11:56 AM
  • Open Education Week: Online webcasts

    Stream webcasts from OER events from Open Week
    The first week in March marks Open Education Week! This is a week to showcase the open education resources (OER) and how openly licensed course materials help to advance student learning and...
    Posted: March 3, 2020 12:50 PM
  • New to VoiceThread? Try These Free Workshops

    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: February 26, 2020 11:33 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
  • Sign Up for Free Training on Respondus Tools in February

    LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor
    Respondus is offering free training webinars on the following tools: LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.See the dates, times and descriptions for each event below: Instructor...
    Posted: February 3, 2020 10:40 AM
  • Advancing Student Success with Open Educational Resources

    Supporting the UMBC Mission and Vision
    Using Open Educational Resources (OER) is not just about inexpensive textbook alternatives, it is about advancing student retention, grades, and graduation rates. Given UMBC’s Mission and Vision...
    Posted: January 22, 2020 9:23 AM
  • Moving from “What is that?" to Data-Informed Practice

    A Faculty Member Shares Her Experience Using REX
    For all those interested in data-driven decision making, there is a rich trove of data available to research thanks to the data warehouse Reports Exchange (REX). Although all faculty have had...
    Posted: January 14, 2020 10:18 AM