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  • 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 (blackboard.umbc.edu) 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
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: SP/SU2017

    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: May 9, 2017 11:30 AM
  • Blackboard Mobile Apps Available for Free Download

    Existing Bb Mobile Learn app discontinued in August 2017
    With the upcoming retirement of the Bb Learn mobile app in August 2017, we encourage UMBC students who wish to access their Blackboard courses via mobile device to download and use the Blackboard...
    Posted: May 8, 2017 11:55 AM
  • 7 Things to Remember During the Bb Cloud Migration

    Essential tips for summer faculty
    This summer, UMBC takes Blackboard to the cloud. Summer courses will be hosted in a separate environment while we prepare for the migration of our main site. Here are seven important things to...
    Posted: May 5, 2017 10:59 AM
  • SU17 Courses Created on Separate Bb Server on April 18

    Summer courses using new cloud environment
    Blackboard course shells for SU2017 were created on April 18, 2017, on a separate Bb server. Why? In preparation for UMBC’s migration to Blackboard’s new cloud infrastructure, summer courses will...
    Posted: April 28, 2017 3:56 PM
  • REX Tools for Teaching Available to Instructors

    Get a Bird's Eye View of Your Course Across Campus
    In recent years, the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support  (IRADS) has installed or built a nifty set of “bird’s eye view” reports about teaching & learning in the campus’...
    Posted: March 28, 2017 2:09 PM
  • UMBC takes Blackboard to the cloud

    Summer migration for improved services & next gen tools
    During the Summer 2017 term, UMBC will migrate its learning management system currently hosted by Blackboard to Blackboard’s new cloud infrastructure known as Software as a Service (SaaS)....
    Posted: March 8, 2017 10:45 AM
  • UMBC Blackboard Course Design Featured in Educause Review

    Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design
    Building on prior learning analytics research at UMBC, DoIT's John Fritz has co-authored "Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design: Two Studies" in the current issue of Educause Review...
    Posted: March 1, 2017 2:38 PM