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  • 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
  • Blackboard Cloud Migration Completed on July 7

    System restored to full service
    DoIT is pleased to announce the completion of the Blackboard cloud migration. During the downtime window, Blackboard engineers and DoIt staff migrated nearly 21,000 courses and more than 800...
    Posted: July 7, 2017 2:32 PM
  • Blackboard Down for Cloud Migration June 30 - July 8

    Summer courses remain ONLINE during this period
    click here to access summer courses Per DoIT’s March 8 and April 28 announcements, Blackboard engineers will migrate the primary UMBC Blackboard site ( beginning at 12:01...
    Posted: June 7, 2017 3:28 PM
  • Student Bb Activity Shining Light on Effective Course Design

    The 20 Most Active Undergraduate Bb Courses of Spring 2017
    As campus technology adoption by students continues to expand, DoIT is able to gather data that might inform effective course design practices, including Blackboard interactions (i.e., clicks on...
    Posted: May 23, 2017 2:58 PM