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  • Is your course ready for Ultra? Try the Ultra Course Preview

    Five steps to planning your Ultra roadmap
    During the FA2018 semester, UMBC faculty are invited to explore how their current (or “Original”) courses will convert to the Ultra Experience. The Ultra Course Preview conversion tool allows you...
    Posted: October 5, 2018 12:35 PM
  • Call for Submissions: Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

    Share your online teaching practices with the world!
    The Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) announced a call for submissions for new entries from now until September 15, 2018.  Sponsored by University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center...
    Posted: September 4, 2018 11:57 AM
  • New Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshops Scheduled

    Towson and Salisbury extend invitations to other USM Schools
    Salisbury and Towson invite USM faculty and staff to join them for an Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop.  In this workshop attendees will learn to use the nationally...
    Posted: August 30, 2018 11:31 AM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: FA18

    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 27, 2018 3:37 PM
  • Grade Anywhere with Blackboard Instructor Mobile App

    Save time & stay connect with students!
    Escape your office, save some trees, and head to the coffee shop for a nice latte. Then pull out your iPad because mobile grading for Blackboard assignments is here!  If you have a virtual pile...
    Posted: August 27, 2018 3:28 PM
  • Boot Camps Prepare Faculty for New Bb Course Interface

    Almost everything needed to know about the new Blackboard!
    About thirty faculty and staff attended two boot camps focused on the new Blackboard course interface before the FA2018 semester started. Informed by a SP18 Ultra experience faculty pilot, the...
    Posted: August 27, 2018 3:28 PM
  • Where's my Blackboard course? Tour the New Dashboard

    Review enhancements & features in the Ultra Experience
    If you’ve been away all summer, you might notice there’s something very different about Blackboard. UMBC’s learning management system was updated in late May to the Ultra Experience featuring a...
    Posted: August 22, 2018 8:07 AM
  • Kirwan Center to Submit Proposal for Federal OER Grant

    Seeking Groups/Individuals from Institutions to Participate
    The USM Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation is planning to submit a proposal to the Department of Education’s Applications for New Awards; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education –...
    Posted: August 1, 2018 9:52 AM
  • User Course List to be Updated in Blackboard in Early August

    Enhancements improve display & sorting of courses
    An upcoming enhancement to the Course list page will provide term-specific subsections and a new filter to help users quickly organize and locate courses. This update will be applied to UMBC’s...
    Posted: July 31, 2018 11:48 AM
  • Feedback Recording Tool Now Available in Blackboard

    Engage students with personalized audio or video feedback
    A new feedback tool in Blackboard allows faculty to embed short audio or video messages to students about their submissions through the grade center. Students can then watch or listen to...
    Posted: July 26, 2018 11:45 AM