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  • UMBC Blackboard Use Differs from Most Schools

    Findings based on Bb's "course archetypes" research
    Earlier this year, Blackboard released a “course archetype” system administrator’s tool that allows institutions to see how the company’s Learning Management System (LMS) software is being used...
    Posted: December 11, 2018 11:23 PM
  • WT/SP2019 Courses Created in Blackboard on November 29, 2018

    Blackboard course shells for WT2019 and SP2019 were created on November 29, 2018. The Ultra Course Preview setting is enabled in both WT2019 and SP2019 courses. This tool allows faculty to...
    Posted: December 11, 2018 10:55 AM
  • What is Ultra & how do I learn more about it?

    Multiple opportunities for training, support, outreach
    Training and support are essential components of a successful transition to the Ultra Experience. This past summer, about 30 faculty and staff attended the Ultra Experience Boot Camp, one of...
    Posted: November 12, 2018 3:17 PM
  • Is your course ready for Ultra? Try the Ultra Course Preview

    Five steps to planning your Ultra roadmap
    During the FA2018 semester, UMBC faculty are invited to explore how their current (or “Original”) courses will convert to the Ultra Experience. The Ultra Course Preview conversion tool allows you...
    Posted: October 5, 2018 12:35 PM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: FA18

    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 27, 2018 3:37 PM
  • Grade Anywhere with Blackboard Instructor Mobile App

    Save time & stay connect with students!
    Escape your office, save some trees, and head to the coffee shop for a nice latte. Then pull out your iPad because mobile grading for Blackboard assignments is here!  If you have a virtual pile...
    Posted: August 27, 2018 3:28 PM
  • Boot Camps Prepare Faculty for New Bb Course Interface

    Almost everything needed to know about the new Blackboard!
    About thirty faculty and staff attended two boot camps focused on the new Blackboard course interface before the FA2018 semester started. Informed by a SP18 Ultra experience faculty pilot, the...
    Posted: August 27, 2018 3:28 PM
  • Where's my Blackboard course? Tour the New Dashboard

    Review enhancements & features in the Ultra Experience
    If you’ve been away all summer, you might notice there’s something very different about Blackboard. UMBC’s learning management system was updated in late May to the Ultra Experience featuring a...
    Posted: August 22, 2018 8:07 AM
  • User Course List to be Updated in Blackboard in Early August

    Enhancements improve display & sorting of courses
    An upcoming enhancement to the Course list page will provide term-specific subsections and a new filter to help users quickly organize and locate courses. This update will be applied to UMBC’s...
    Posted: July 31, 2018 11:48 AM
  • Feedback Recording Tool Now Available in Blackboard

    Engage students with personalized audio or video feedback
    A new feedback tool in Blackboard allows faculty to embed short audio or video messages to students about their submissions through the grade center. Students can then watch or listen to...
    Posted: July 26, 2018 11:45 AM