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Catch an Ultra Sprint on January 22

Join one of two open sessions to learn about Ultra

Are you stepping into the world of Blackboard Ultra? Instructional Technology is offering two identical sessions on January 22, 2024, providing flexible opportunities to fit into an instructors busy schedule.

In these fast-paced and focused sessions, you'll dive into the essentials of Blackboard Ultra, exploring efficient navigation, content creation, assessment tools, grading techniques, and effective communication strategies with students. Our streamlined approach is designed to deliver key information swiftly, ensuring you get the most out of every minute.

Session Objectives

  • Swift Navigation: Learn to maneuver through Ultra with ease.

  • Content Building: Discover quick tips for effective course material creation.

  • Assessment Tools: Set up and manage student assessments.

  • Grading Simplified: Review efficient grading practices.

  • Student Communication: Explore strategies to maintain clear and effective communication.

These sessions are an ideal jumpstart for instructors preparing to adopt Blackboard Ultra, providing comprehensive coverage of fundamental features.

Post-Session Support: Although the main session is a quick 50 minutes, we invite you to stay for an additional 10-minute Q&A segment. Here, you can ask specific questions and see live demonstrations tailored to your needs.

Join us to streamline your transition to Blackboard Ultra and enhance your digital teaching toolkit. Choose either of the two available sessions and get ready to elevate for Blackboard Ultra!

Join a Session:

Sessions will be facilitated by Instructional Technology Staff:

  • Session #1: 9 AM - 9:50 AM
    • Staff: Mariann Hawken / Susan Biro
  • Session #2: 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
    • Staff: Josh Abrams / Peter Ariev

These sessions will take place in a Microsoft Teams virtual conference room. Please see the individual event to RSVP and learn about login information.

Please note: UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreters, captioning, wheelchair access, etc.) for this event, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make arrangements for program access. Please contact the event host (instructionaltechnology@umbc.edu) with your specific request and be sure to include the event title, date, and time.

Automated closed captioning for virtual events is available via the Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile applications. All recordings are uploaded to Panopto with captioning enabled.

Posted: December 11, 2023, 3:03 PM