What’s New

18 UMBC Courses Now Meet Quality Matters Certification

Four more faculty satisfy rigorous peer review process

Four additional faculty have earned Quality Matters (QM) certification of their online or hybrid courses during the Spring and Summer 2023 semesters following peer reviews as part of the Quality...

Posted: October 2, 2023, 2:28 PM

Call for Proposals! 2023 Maryland OER Summit

Submit a session proposal- October 9th 2023 deadline

Submit a proposal for a concurrent session at the upcoming 2023 Maryland OER Summit: Cultivating Agency through Open Educational Practices. Deadline Extended to October 9, 2023.  At the core of...

Posted: October 2, 2023, 9:57 AM

6 Faculty, 2 Staff Receive 2023-24 LA Mini Grants

$2k professional development awards renewable annually

To encourage, identify, and share effective practices in the use of data to inform teaching and learning, the Provost's Office has once again awarded learning analytics mini grants to six faculty...

Posted: September 29, 2023, 2:15 PM

Panopto User Survey

Please complete 5 min. survey on lecture capture use

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is conducting a comprehensive examination of our institutionally-supported lecture capture platform, Panopto. This project involves analyzing current...

Posted: September 21, 2023, 3:43 PM

Call for Proposals: 2023 Maryland OER Summit

Cultivating Agency through Open Educational Practices

Submit a proposal for a concurrent session at the upcoming 2023 Maryland OER Summit: Cultivating Agency through Open Educational Practices.  At the core of our conference theme is the...

Posted: September 21, 2023, 10:12 AM

62% of Fall 2023 Blackboard Courses Now Using Ultra

9 of 10 UMBC students are enrolled in an Ultra course

As UMBC finalizes its migration to Ultra, more faculty opted to use the new course experience during FA2023. Specifically, of 1588 total available Blackboard shells, faculty have enabled 991 using...

Posted: September 20, 2023, 2:55 PM

DoIT's Tom Penniston Presents Paper at Copenhagen Conference

Sharing UMBC's Story Globally

DoIT's Coordinator of Learning Analytics, Tom Penniston, recently presented his paper (UMBC login req'd), Toward a New Paradigm: Learning Analytics 2.0, at the 25th International Conference on...

Posted: September 15, 2023, 8:27 AM

Call for Proposals: Blackboard's Digital Teaching Symposium

Submissions due September 18, 2023

Do you have a digital teaching best practice or experience to share with other educators? What strategies help educators excel and thrive in a shifting higher education landscape? Share your...

Posted: September 7, 2023, 4:02 PM

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

Support student success with Ultra’s progress tracking tools

Discover how and when students engage with course content

The success of students in a Blackboard course is often dependent on their level of engagement and their ability to stay on track with course content and assignments. As an instructor, it's...

Posted: August 30, 2023, 9:11 AM