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Dec Ultra Update Features Improved Drag & Drop, Course Links

New report for student progress through course content

This month, Ultra updates bring improvements to drag and drop functionality to the course outline, allowing instructors to easily move and rearrange content. Keyboard commands can also be used to...

Posted: December 1, 2022, 11:21 AM

NDLW recap: Faculty, Staff, Students Discuss Online Learning

Join us for monthly candid conversations starting SP23

This year's National Distance Learning Week 2022 Lunchtime Series (November 7-11) at UMBC created space for candid conversations about online learning. These conversations featured 11 panelists...

Posted: November 14, 2022, 5:04 PM

Accessibility Essentials: Make Online Courses Accessible

Design Your Course Content for All Learners

UMBC's National Distance Learning Week 2022 Lunchtime Series created space for candid conversations about online learning. The candid conversation on Monday, November 7th focused on course design...

Posted: November 10, 2022, 3:16 PM

Quarterly patching downtime - 11/18 & 11/19

As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th.  While many...

Posted: November 9, 2022, 10:44 AM

Account Data Breach: START

Russian streaming service impacts over 7 million accounts

In August 2022, news broke of an attack against the Russian streaming service "START". The incident led to the exposure of 44 million records containing 7.4 million unique email addresses. The...

Posted: November 4, 2022, 3:08 PM

Ultra Tests Gain Hot Spot Questions & Pagination in November

New reports for course activity and student performance

Ultra assessments gain two new features in the November update including hot spot questions and pagination. Hot spot questions allow instructors to assess a student's knowledge of visual content,...

Posted: November 3, 2022, 8:22 AM

Account Data Breach: TAP Air Portugal

Portugal's national airline victim of ransomware attack

In August 2022, the Portuguese airline TAP Air Portugal was the target of a ransomware attack perpetrated by the Ragnar Locker gang who later leaked the compromised data via a public dark web...

Posted: October 28, 2022, 3:07 PM

2022-23 Learning Analytics Mini Grant Recipients Announced

$2k professional development awards renewable annually

To encourage, identify, and exchange effective practice in the use of data to inform teaching and learning, the Provost's Office has once again awarded learning analytics mini grants to three...

Posted: October 21, 2022, 3:40 PM

Account Data Breach: Twitter

Hackers list database of 5.4 million records for sale

In January 2022, a vulnerability in Twitter's platform allowed an attacker to build a database of email addresses and phone numbers of millions of users of the social platform. In a disclosure...

Posted: October 19, 2022, 3:23 PM