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  • 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
  • Faculty to Pilot Blackboard’s Ultra Experience in SP2018

    Learn more about the redesigned next generation Blackboard
    Four faculty will redesign and teach courses using Blackboard’s Ultra Experience, the next generation of Blackboard’s learning management system during the SP2018 semester. As part of a unique...
    Posted: December 18, 2017 10:12 AM
  • WT/SP2018 Courses Created in Blackboard on December 6, 2017

    Blackboard course shells for WT2018 and SP2018 were created on December 6, 2017. About Course Creation Bb shells for WT/SP2018 are available for all courses (designated as lecture, lab, field...
    Posted: December 18, 2017 9:23 AM
  • SU2017 Courses Restored to Main Blackboard Site

    Final step in cloud transition
    All SU2017 courses, which operated in a separate environment during the full Blackboard transition to the cloud, were successfully restored to the UMBC's main Blackboard site in mid-FA2017, per...
    Posted: November 21, 2017 1:26 PM
  • Bb Inline Grading Tool Upgrade Planned During Winter Term

    Document & annotations to be migrated to New Box View
    During the grading and evaluation process, Blackboard’s inline grading tool allows instructors, teaching assistants, and graders to embed feedback, such as comments, highlights, and even drawings,...
    Posted: November 10, 2017 3:58 PM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: FA2017

    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 25, 2017 3:37 PM
  • Blackboard Instructor Mobile App Now Available

    Connect with students on the go
    A new Bb Instructor mobile app was released for iOS and Android devices last month, just before the annual Blackboard World conference. Designed to simplify the teaching experience, the Bb...
    Posted: August 24, 2017 10:08 AM
  • FA17 Courses Created in Blackboard on 07/18/2017

    Blackboard cloud migration completed on 07/07/2017
    Blackboard course shells for FA2017 were created on July 18, 2017 after the completion of the cloud migration. Summer 2017 courses will be archived from the separate cloud environment and...
    Posted: July 20, 2017 8:56 AM