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  • Blackboard Courses Scheduled for Retirement from Server

    AY12-13 & AY13-14 Courses to be Retired
    During the summer of 2016, Blackboard archived our complete site, which saved individually backed-up copies of every course and organization through SP2016. As previously announced, courses from...
    Posted: October 7, 2016 12:23 PM
  • Why Quality Matters: Provide Measurable Learning Objectives

    Establish a connected foundation for student learning
    Learning objectives are the heart of the Quality Matters Rubric, establishing a foundation upon which the rest of hybrid or online course is based. Everything in a hybrid or online course -- from...
    Posted: October 4, 2016 3:00 PM
  • Course Materials Initiative Training Dates Posted

    Faculty training for managing & using digital textbooks
    Faculty participating or interested in the Course Materials Initiative are invited to attend an orientation and training session. Benefits of CMI to faculty include: Ensure students have...
    Posted: September 26, 2016 9:34 AM
  • Registration Open for USM Gamification Symposium

    Explore how games boost engagement & enhance learning
    Registration is now open for the New Designs for Learning: Games and Gamification Symposium! Join instructional designers, faculty, and academic leaders from across the University System of...
    Posted: September 8, 2016 9:45 AM
  • Why Quality Matters: Course Design & the Course Overview

    Start students on the path to success with clear information
    Do your students know what to do and where to start in your hybrid or online course? Imagine what it would be like to be a new student to the course, the major, the campus, or the LMS. Think about...
    Posted: September 7, 2016 2:42 PM
  • Skill Builder workshops scheduled for FA2016

    Learn new skills or refresh your Blackboard knowledge
    Looking for workshops on how to use Blackboard and other instructional technologies at UMBC? Seeking to refresh your knowledge and skills? The Skill Builder series is here to help! Skill...
    Posted: August 26, 2016 8:17 AM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: FA2016

    UMBC Blackboard Update is provided by the Division of Information Technology for students, faculty and staff. If you have questions or need help, please consult the Blackboard Help tab inside...
    Posted: August 25, 2016 12:55 PM
  • New Active Learning Spaces Created for Teaching & Training

    Engage & explore teaching & technology in new ENGR rooms
    Over the summer, Engineering rooms 023, 025 and 102 were all renovated with brand new furniture and new technology to further enhance faculty & staff training, in addition to classroom...
    Posted: August 25, 2016 10:56 AM
  • Feedback Requested for Proposed Skill Builder Boot Camp

    Two day comprehensive training for Blackboard & other tools
    Introduced in early 2016, Skill Builder workshops are designed for faculty who need to learn how to use core components of Blackboard & other supporting instructional technologies at UMBC....
    Posted: August 25, 2016 9:17 AM
  • DoIT Supports Video Captioning and Transcription

    A Screencast's Worth a Thousand Words
    As online and classroom content begins to include video and audio components, there is an increasing need to ensure these materials are accessible. Under the ADA, either transcription or...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 4:39 PM