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  • Register for February Workshops

    Two workshops have been added for training in February
    You can now RSVP for February workshops. Please click on the event dates below to register for the workshop(s) you would like to attend.  Monday, February 15, 12 PM-1 PM-Grading and the Bb...
    Posted: February 8, 2016 1:08 PM
  • TechFest Registration is Coming!

    Learn about upcoming workshops and registration details
    Techfest, scheduled for March 9th from 11:30 - 1:30 in the University Center (rooms UC310, UC 312, and the UC Lounge), is an event sponsored by the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) to...
    Posted: February 8, 2016 12:38 PM
  • And the Winners Are...

    Workshop Topics for February
    You voted and there was a tie for workshop topics offered this month.   The winners are:  1. Grading and the Blackboard Grade Center  2. Quality Matters (QM) in Course Design This month...
    Posted: February 2, 2016 3:20 PM
  • Vote for the Workshop Held in February!

    Please select up to THREE topics you would like to see covered in our February workshop.  The choices are:  1. Assessing Your Learners in Blackboard  2. Blackboard Collaborate 3....
    Posted: January 28, 2016 6:29 AM
  • Faculty Can Select Instructional Technology Workshop Topics

    Vote for your preferred training workshop
    Looking to have more say on topics selected for training each month? Starting SP2016, faculty will determine which topic will be featured each month in our monthly workshop series. The first...
    Posted: January 27, 2016 8:41 AM
  • Plan Ahead for Snow Days with Instructional Technology Tools

    Winterize courses against Mother Nature’s icy influence
    An impending blizzard during the winter season reminds us all of potential disruptions to course delivery due to snow and icy weather. Last year, Dr. Anne Spence successfully used Blackboard...
    Posted: January 20, 2016 12:12 PM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: WT2016

    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 15, 2015 2:18 PM
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Clickers at UMBC

    What is happening with clickers on our campus
    On Thursday, November 19 a Faculty Town Hall was held to discuss the current status of clicker software and to share survey results. Turning Technologies, our current clicker vendor, announced...
    Posted: December 8, 2015 8:14 AM
  • Reminder: VoiceThread Call for Participation SP2016 Pilot

    Test drive interactive tools for online discussions
    DoIT is looking for faculty volunteers to pilot VoiceThread (VT), a cloud-based application that takes an audio/visual approach to online discussions and presentations. VT also includes a...
    Posted: November 24, 2015 5:45 PM
  • Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled Dec. 24, 12:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    System-wide update planned
    Blackboard engineers will perform a system upgrade and maintenance on Thursday morning, December 24, 2015 from 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Blackboard will be offline during this period. As previously...
    Posted: November 24, 2015 8:39 AM