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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
  • TechFest 2019 - Save the Date!

    4th Annual TechFest to be held on Friday, March 1, 2019
    On Friday, March 1, 2019, DoIT's Instructional Technology Team will hold its fourth annual TechFest.  TechFest traditionally brings the campus community together to share and demonstrate ways...
    Posted: December 4, 2018 10:21 AM
  • Panopto Cloud Scheduled Downtime

    Site Maintenance December 15, 7:00-11:00 PM
    On December 15, Panopto Cloud customers will be upgraded to Panopto 6.0. This upgrade will require downtime: Site maintenance will begin at 7:00pm EST We expect up to 4 hours of downtime...
    Posted: November 30, 2018 11:15 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
  • Alternate Delivery Program Call for Participation Released

    Hybrid/Online Course Redesign for Summer 2019
    Faculty interested in developing an effective hybrid or fully online course are invited to submit a proposal for this innovative faculty support program. The Alternate Delivery Program (ADP)...
    Posted: October 29, 2018 8:42 AM
  • National Distance Learning Week Lunchtime Series

    Learn about ADP, Collaborate, Panopto, accessibility, Ultra
    One in four students take some of their courses online, and two-thirds do so at a public institution in the same state where they live (Allen, Seaman, Pouline, & Straut, 2016; Allen &...
    Posted: October 25, 2018 2:56 PM
  • Join us for the Quality Matters Virtual Conference

    Sessions on student success & academic integrity
    Every year thought leaders, administrators, teachers, instructional designers, and educators from all over gather to learn, connect and share with one another at the annual Quality Matters (QM)...
    Posted: October 23, 2018 11:04 AM
  • Aligning Your Hybrid & Online Course, Syllabus & Resources

    Workshop offered in-person or via webinar
    Although many of the things you do in face-to-face classes can be done in online courses, you will find the planning process different. Rather than recreating what you are doing face-to-face, you...
    Posted: October 19, 2018 12:22 PM
  • Introducing Panopto!

    UMBC’s New and Improved Screencasting Platform
    In May, DoIT announced the discontinuation of TechSmith Relay at the end of this calendar year. Following an exhaustive product evaluation process, we are happy to announce that UMBC has licensed...
    Posted: October 17, 2018 9:19 AM