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  • Legacy Pulse VPN suffers fatal hardware failure

    Legacy Pulse VPN may not recover from most recent failure
    The legacy Pulse VPN has suffered a hardware failure and may not be recoverable. To access campus resources remotely please use the GlobalProtect VPN. Instructions for accessing this can be found...
    Posted: May 6, 2021 1:38 PM
  • Coming Soon: Pinning Videos in Collaborate

    Choose who you want to focus on during synchronous sessions
    Sometimes it can important for users to choose who they want to focus on in a synchronous session. Instructors may want to keep a close eye on students who are struggling with the course. Students...
    Posted: May 5, 2021 11:07 AM
  • Recent Change to UMBC's Authentication Experience

    On Monday, April 26th, DoIT applied a patch to UMBC’s single sign-on solution, WebAuth, that improves security and lays the foundation for future enhancements. As a result of this change, WebAuth...
    Posted: May 3, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Three PIVOT Resources to Prepare for Summer Online Teaching

    The Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT) program is designed to support faculty as they prepare for the virtual classroom. For faculty who will be teaching this summer, the...
    Posted: April 28, 2021 10:11 AM
  • SU2021 Courses Created in Blackboard on April 27, 2021

    Blackboard course shells for SU2021 were created on April 27, 2021. The Ultra Course Preview setting is again enabled in SU2021 courses to allow faculty adoption with anupdated support schedule...
    Posted: April 28, 2021 10:11 AM
  • End of Semester Sprint Offers Customized Consults to Faculty

    Two Sprints. One Day. Choose your time & topic.
    The end of semester is a busy time of year for everyone, especially faculty. Instructional Technology will host two 2-hour sprint sessions on Thursday, May 13, 2021 for faculty to virtually...
    Posted: April 27, 2021 11:37 AM
  • 12 Effective Practices for Delivering Blackboard Tests

    Get ready for final exams with these test prep tips
    Online tests and assignments are an effective and convenient way to assess students in the virtual environment. Throughout the semester, faculty can leverage many different options and settings...
    Posted: April 26, 2021 12:38 PM
  • New Update to Respondus Lockdown Browser Released

    Students using Macs & Chromebooks must install update
    A new update to Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLDB) is available for students to download and install. This update is for Mac users and the Chrome extension.  Students must make sure they are using...
    Posted: April 22, 2021 8:28 AM
  • Finalize Ultra gradebooks with new drop grades function

    Much needed feature finally arrives to Ultra courses in May
    An easier way to drop multiple grades from a category in the final grade calculation has been a frequent request from Ultra faculty for the Ultra course gradebook. With the May release, just in...
    Posted: April 21, 2021 10:12 AM
  • Using WebEx for Live Instruction and Collaborative Learning

    One Instructor’s Use Case and Lessons Learned
    It’s a cliche at this point for one to state that this past year has presented many complexities for all of us to adapt to. Not the least daunting of these adversities has been connecting...
    Posted: April 19, 2021 11:07 AM