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  • UMBC Blackboard Update: SP/SU2019

    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 FAQs or...
    Posted: May 9, 2019 2:51 PM
  • 10 Things Faculty Should Do in Blackboard & Why

    Lessons learned from DoIT's "bird's eye view"
    Dear UMBC Faculty, This year, we learned UMBC’s Blackboard usage is much different and (I think) better than most colleges and universities, but one of the things I still like to do with DoIT's...
    Posted: May 8, 2019 4:21 PM
  • "Follow-the-Sun" Webinar Series for Global Accessibility Day

    Learn more about inclusive education & digital access
    Founded in 2012, Global Accessibility Awareness Day is dedicated to driving conversations and building awareness on the importance of accessibility. The seventh annual Global Accessibility...
    Posted: May 6, 2019 1:48 PM
  • Student Preview & Question Banks Come to Ultra in May

    Learn what’s coming to Ultra
    A core feature in an Original Blackboard course, Student Preview is used by faculty to review the content and tool functionality in a virtual environment before releasing to students -- and it is...
    Posted: May 2, 2019 10:27 AM
  • SU2019 Courses Created in Blackboard on April 26, 2019

    Blackboard course shells for SU2019 were created on April 26, 2019. The Ultra Course Preview setting is again enabled in SU2019 courses to allow faculty adoption. The Ultra Course Preview tool...
    Posted: May 2, 2019 10:25 AM
  • UMBC Makes Major Investment in Instructional Technology

    Phased rollout of Bb Ultra better supports campus e-Learning
    Earlier this week the Provost and Deans agreed to a DoIT proposal to go forward with a broad investment in instructional technology support staff, software tools and training stipends for faculty....
    Posted: April 4, 2019 8:06 AM
  • Improve Accessibility of Blackboard Course Content with Ally

    Build inclusive environment for all student learning styles
    To support UMBC’s ongoing commitment to a more inclusive campus, DoIT is pleased to introduce a new tool called Ally into Ultra courses to help improve the accessibility of course content in...
    Posted: March 13, 2019 11:35 AM
  • Ultra adoption takes off as 145 courses opt in

    More than 900% increase in adoption since FA2018
    Early adoption is growing at UMBC as more than 100 faculty opted to use the new Ultra Course View during the SP2019 semester. An additional 25 faculty tried Ultra using the sandbox shells created...
    Posted: February 22, 2019 9:07 AM
  • Ultra Faculty Ambassadors Share Best Practices & Resources

    Ask questions, get help, share feedback with your peers
    DoIT believes faculty are important partners and will play an essential role during the Ultra migration. The new Blackboard course interface is significantly different from the Original course...
    Posted: February 21, 2019 11:49 AM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: WT2019

    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 FAQs or...
    Posted: December 12, 2018 9:37 AM