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  • 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
  • Free Webinar on Accessibility of Course Materials

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
    The National Center on Accessible Education at CAST, Inc. is sponsoring a free webinar on accessibility. Free Webinar: Accessibility of Course Materials & Your University Thursday, May...
    Posted: May 1, 2019 9:59 PM
  • DoIT Welcomes Susan Biro as Online Learning Coordinator

    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Biro has accepted UMBC’s Online Learning Coordinator position in the Division of Information Technology (DoIT). She will start full-time on Wednesday, May...
    Posted: May 1, 2019 8:19 PM
  • 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
  • Free Course on Web Accessibility beginning April 8, 2019

    Learn first-hand how to remove the barriers to web content
    Interested in web accessibility and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)? Here's a good opportunity to participate in a MOOC: Introduction...
    Posted: March 15, 2019 1:28 PM
  • Deadline Extended - M.O.S.T. High-impact OER Grant Program

    Mini-Grant Program Call for Proposals - Submit by 3/22/19
    The deadline to submit a proposal for the Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative 2019 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program has been extended by one week to Friday, March 22,...
    Posted: March 15, 2019 1:17 PM
  • 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