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  • Bb Dashboard Upgrade to Ultra Version Scheduled for May 25

    Finding courses will change, but not their appearance
    Related FAQ - Where is my summer course after the Ultra Experience upgrade? Blackboard's navigation to courses will be upgraded on Friday, May 25, 2018 beginning at 3 PM EST as part of DoIT’s...
    Posted: May 11, 2018 2:47 PM
  • Blackboard Maintenance Schedule Updated for SU2018

    UMBC to receive monthly updates with no downtime
    Beginning with SU2018, the UMBC Blackboard (Bb) site will receive monthly updates as part of Blackboard’s continuous delivery model, which is a requirement for UMBC to move its Bb system to the...
    Posted: May 11, 2018 10:51 AM
  • Blackboard Ultra Experience Pilot Wraps Up

    Preparing UMBC for the Road to Ultra
    Four faculty and more than 100 students are wrapping up a semester-long pilot of Blackboard’s new Ultra Experience. The pilot was designed to support faculty as they explore, design, and teach...
    Posted: May 10, 2018 9:26 AM
  • "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 1, 2018 10:25 AM
  • SU2018 Courses Created in Blackboard on April 25, 2018

    Blackboard course shells for SU2018 were created on April 25, 2018 About Course Creation Bb shells for SU2018 are available for all courses (designated as lecture, lab, field or discussion)...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 3:08 PM
  • Blackboard Offline 12-6 a.m., Sat., 1/27

    Core File System Infrastructure Must Be Upgraded
    To upgrade Blackboard’s core file system that cannot wait until Spring Break or Summer, Blackboard engineers will service UMBC’s cloud system on Saturday, January 27, from 12:01 a.m. to...
    Posted: January 23, 2018 11:59 AM
  • 13 Steps to Get Your Blackboard Course Ready

    Checklist to optimize your course before the semester starts
    Prepare your Blackboard course shell for the new semester with our baker’s dozen checklist. 1. Review new tools & features in Blackboard. Our Blackboard site is upgrade twice a year so check...
    Posted: January 16, 2018 2:26 PM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: WT2018

    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: December 18, 2017 2:33 PM
  • Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled for Early January 2018

    Fresh look for mobile devices, accessible to screen readers
    Blackboard will be updated on Friday, January 5, 2018 beginning at 5 PM EST as part of DoIT’s biannual Blackboard update. No downtime is expected: Blackboard should remain online and available,...
    Posted: December 18, 2017 1:04 PM
  • DoIT Publishes Most Active Fall 2017 Blackboard Courses

    UMBC faculty and staff may recall that DoIT used to publish a list of most active Blackboard courses for every term. However, we discontinued this after Spring 2013, when we completed our...
    Posted: December 18, 2017 11:33 AM