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Postponed: Equitable & Inclusive Course for Faculty

An immersive cohort on equity and inclusive course design

After much consideration of the workshop facilitators and subject matter experts, we have decided not to offer a session during Fall 2022. We hope to offer a session during Spring 2023. Thank you...

Posted: May 5, 2022, 11:55 AM

Register Now: Equitable & Inclusive Course for Faculty

An immersive cohort on equity and inclusive course design

In Spring 2022, a new immersive, 10-week course launches for faculty and staff, designed to create and improve intentionally inclusive and equitable courses. Using conversation and reflection, the...

Posted: January 18, 2022, 12:55 PM

Coming Soon: Equitable & Inclusive Course for Faculty

An immersive cohort on equity and inclusive course design

In Spring 2022, a new immersive, 10-week course launches for faculty and staff, designed to create and improve intentionally inclusive and equitable courses. Using conversation and reflection, the...

Posted: December 14, 2021, 9:59 AM

Use Blackboard's Ally Tool to Provide Accessible Content

Attend a product overview and demo on 9/30 from 2 - 3 p.m.

Overview and Demo: Using Ally to Provide Accessible Content Wednesday, September 30 from 2:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m. Please attend an overview of Ally, Blackboard’s accessibility software...

Posted: September 14, 2020, 4:07 PM

Check your course materials for accessibility with Ally

New course report available in Blackboard for FA2019

Are your course materials accessible? Where would you go to check? Could you easily remediate your files for your current or future students? Meet Ally, an accessibility tool that automatically...

Posted: August 13, 2019, 1:36 PM

FA2019 Courses Created in Blackboard on July 28, 2019

Blackboard course shells for FA2019 were created on July 28, 2019. The Ultra Course Preview setting is again enabled in FA2019 courses to allow faculty adoption during the phased roll-out of...

Posted: July 30, 2019, 11:19 AM

Delegated Grading, Import Calendars Come to Ultra in June

Learn what’s coming to Ultra & Collaborate next month

The June update to Blackboard brings delegated grading to Ultra courses. Renamed “parallel marking” in Ultra, this feature is designed to minimize bias when paired with anonymous grading. Parallel...

Posted: May 30, 2019, 1:25 PM

Student Preview & Question Banks Come to Ultra in May

Learn what’s coming to Ultra

A core feature in an Original Blackboard course, Student Preview is used by faculty to review the content and tool functionality in a virtual environment before releasing to students -- and it is...

Posted: May 2, 2019, 10:27 AM

SU2019 Courses Created in Blackboard on April 26, 2019

Blackboard course shells for SU2019 were created on April 26, 2019. The Ultra Course Preview setting is again enabled in SU2019 courses to allow faculty adoption. The Ultra Course Preview tool...

Posted: May 2, 2019, 10:25 AM

Improve Accessibility of Blackboard Course Content with Ally

Build inclusive environment for all student learning styles

To support UMBC’s ongoing commitment to a more inclusive campus, DoIT is pleased to introduce a new tool called Ally into Ultra courses to help improve the accessibility of course content in...

Posted: March 13, 2019, 11:35 AM