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  • Chromebook Extension for Respondus Lockdown Browser in Beta

    Currently supports Original courses only
    The beta release of a new Chromebook extension for Respondus LockDown Browser is currently available for assessments in Original Blackboard courses. This version of the Chromebook extension also...
    Posted: September 25, 2020 10:23 AM
  • New Batch Group Management Tool Available in Bb Ultra

    Custom solution works in both Ultra & Original courses
    Group management is one of the most important tools in a Blackboard course. For large courses, group management is a critical component of assigning students to groups and managing engagement or...
    Posted: September 18, 2020 12:25 PM
  • 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
  • Password protection & automated test feedback come to Ultra

    Enhancements to Collaborate, gradebook & announcement tools
    Password protection and automated feedback are two assessment tools coming to Ultra in September. These valuable features enhance the instructor's ability to secure assessments and provide...
    Posted: August 31, 2020 1:28 PM
  • Blackboard Offers Webinar Series on Remote Instruction

    Fine Tune Your Skills from Basic to Advanced Levels
    Blackboard has announced a webinar series to help faculty transition to remote teaching. Click here to sign up for the options described below or access this...
    Posted: August 25, 2020 12:57 PM
  • Content Editor Updates Enhance Announcements, Embedded Media

    Ultra journals now included in course copy
    The August Blackboard update introduces an enhanced text editor to the Ultra course announcement tool, allowing faculty to add and display more types of content, embed web links and media, and...
    Posted: July 28, 2020 11:43 AM
  • FA2020 Courses Created in Blackboard on July 27, 2020

    Blackboard course shells for FA2020 were created on July 27, 2020. NOTE: In recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social distancing practices, UMBC’s fall session will mostly be online...
    Posted: July 28, 2020 11:23 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Begin Designing & Preparing for Your Fall Bb Courses

    Blackboard FA2020 Course Development Shells Available
    In response to some faculty requests, DoIT’s Instructional Technology team will create Fall 2020 Course Development shells for all courses listed in the Schedule of Classes by close of business on...
    Posted: May 29, 2020 7:07 AM