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  • Consider Open Educational Resources (OER) for Spring

    An invitation from USM Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation
    As the fall semester winds down and you begin turning your attention to spring 2021, I would like to encourage you to think about adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) for your spring...
    Posted: November 20, 2020 11:45 AM
  • Consider Open Educational Resource (OER) Adoption for Spring

    USM M.O.S.T. initiative highlights advantages for students
    As the fall semester winds down and you begin turning your attention to spring 2021, I would like to encourage you to think about adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) for your spring...
    Posted: November 20, 2020 11:20 AM
  • GO Chat Recap: The Future of Online Learning at UMBC

    Here's what you missed from our Go Online Chat!
    Last week, GO Chat closed out our celebration of National Distance Learning Week by welcoming Yvette Mozie-Ross, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Planning, and Beth Jones, Associate Vice...
    Posted: November 20, 2020 11:18 AM
  • Students praise organized course designs from PIVOT+ faculty

    Some raise concerns over “course and a half” syndrome
    In a survey of more than 500 courses taught by faculty who completed the PIVOT+ professional development program this past summer, students said they enjoyed taking classes that were well...
    Posted: November 18, 2020 2:34 PM
  • Quarterly patching downtimes - 11/20, 11/21, 12/04

    As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Friday, November 20th, Saturday, November 21st and Friday,...
    Posted: November 17, 2020 12:28 PM
  • Upcoming VoiceThread Assignment Streamlines Functionality

    Improved grading & submission processes
    A new interface for the VoiceThread (VT) assignment tool will be available at the end of FA2020. The redesign is a complete overhaul of the entire assignment experience and provides new features...
    Posted: November 16, 2020 4:04 PM
  • USM OnTrack: New Live Labster Demos Available in December

    Attend and experience these virtual lab simulations!
    USM OnTrack is continuing to support adoption of Labster for online courses and is providing access to Labster for no cost for institutions or students this year.    December Demos: Intro...
    Posted: November 12, 2020 11:31 AM
  • Attend Webinar Focusing on Success with Online Proctoring!

    Tips provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham - 11/12
    Over 1,100 universities use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to prevent cheating during online exams. Hear how the University of Alabama at Birmingham uses these applications to proctor tens...
    Posted: November 6, 2020 6:47 PM
  • USM OnTrack: New Quality Matters January Workshops Added!

    Sign up now for these newly added workshops for 2021!
    USM OnTrack has added additional Quality Matters workshops in high-demand topics for the January 2021!  Quality Matters January 2021 Workshops  Registration Now Open!      Registration is...
    Posted: November 2, 2020 5:20 PM
  • USM OnTrack: Labster Introduces New Virtual Simulations!

    Announcing new General & Organic Chemistry and Biology Labs!
    USM OnTrack is continuing to support adoption of Labster for online courses. New simulations available    Labster is pleased to announce the release of brand-new, technique-based Organic...
    Posted: November 2, 2020 5:15 PM