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  • USM Sponsoring Access to Labster Virtual Lab Environment

    Learn more about Simulations for Lab-Based Courses
    USM OnTrack is providing faculty training and inter-institutional coordination of resources to explore the use of virtual reality technologies by Labster for use in lab-based courses. Virtual...
    Posted: June 29, 2020 10:30 AM
  • RT Security Update

    Over the last 10+ years DoIT has developed nearly 200 forms for various offices across campus, providing enhanced business processing options. These forms deliver a better user experience, and a...
    Posted: June 26, 2020 12:15 PM
  • USM to Convene Summit on Adaptive Tools for Online Courses

    Learn about the ins and outs of adaptive courseware on 7/16!
    The USM Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation is hosting a day-long virtual summit to introduce participants to the ins and outs of adaptive courseware. Sessions will include lessons learned from...
    Posted: June 23, 2020 11:14 AM
  • USM Sponsoring Online Teaching Professional Development

    Sign up now for Quality Matters workshops in July!
    USM OnTrack has pre-purchased a pool of online teaching professional development workshops from Quality Matters (QM) on beginning to advanced topics, including designing for learner engagement,...
    Posted: June 23, 2020 10:49 AM
  • How to Spot a Scam

    Follow the Three Golden Rules
    Scammers are always inventing new ways to exploit people. However, some of the basic tactics don’t change much. The Cybercrime Support Network (CSN), in partnership with Google, has set up the...
    Posted: June 19, 2020 12:25 PM
  • Blackboard Offers Free Virtual Conference July 21-22

    Follow BbWorld 20 via live streaming sessions & recordings
    Once a year Blackboard hosts the BbWorld conference over several days for faculty, students, administrators, instructional technology specialists, training professionals, developers, and system...
    Posted: June 11, 2020 7:41 AM
  • College Stimulus Check Scam

    Another Email Scam Riding the Headlines
    The Federal Trade Commission warns of a phishing email scam aimed at college students. The malicious actor sends emails out claiming to be from the Financial Department of the student’s...
    Posted: June 3, 2020 10:38 PM
  • Protecting Sensitive Data During Telework

    Some Simple Precautions You Can Take For Secure Teleworking
    As the global health crisis continues, many organizations are making the decision to continue remote work into the summer, and some are even hiring new employees remotely. Malicious actors are...
    Posted: June 2, 2020 4:23 PM
  • Part Time Job Email Scam

    UMBC Community Continues To See Fake Job Offers
    UMBC DoIT Security continues to receive reports of malicious emails claiming to offer part time job opportunities to UMBC students.  From: Charlotte Oliver ...
    Posted: June 2, 2020 4:17 PM
  • Basic Journals Arrive to Ultra Courses in June

    Tweaks include assessment feedback, course copy improvements
    Next month's Blackboard update brings a frequently requested tool to Ultra courses: the Journal! Journals are a personal space for students to communicate privately with instructors or to reflect...
    Posted: May 29, 2020 10:07 AM