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  • Ultra enhances usability, gradebook, test timer in November

    Flag student retention and other grade alerts in your stream
    Usability and a few gradebook improvements come to Ultra in November. New, larger icons with thicker line strokes and blue backgrounds improve accessibility and better support quick scanning of...
    Posted: October 23, 2020 12:29 PM
  • More than 40% of UMBC Blackboard Courses Using Ultra

    Ultra adoption continues to grow as UMBC faculty shifted to online learning in response to COVID-19 safety precautions. More than 40% of all active Blackboard courses are now using Ultra in the...
    Posted: October 9, 2020 1:33 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Updated Ally indicators for Ultra courses in February update

    Tweaks provided for self-enrolled groups & discussion boards
    This month's Ultra update focuses on increasing the visibility of Ally in Ultra courses. Faculty who upload files directly to the Course Content area or within folders and learning modules will...
    Posted: February 7, 2020 12:32 PM
  • Google Assignments and File Embed Available for Bb Courses

    Use Google's Rich Editor to Provide Student Feedback
    In January 2018, Box discontinued Crocodoc in favor of the Box inline grading tool. The goal of this transition was to provide a similar and simpler experience users know from the traditional Box...
    Posted: January 8, 2020 11:32 AM
  • Students like Ultra design, organized courses

    User surveys reveal consistent satisfaction with Ultra style
    More than 70% of 606 student survey respondents who took a course that used Ultra during the FA2019 semester said they were satisfied with the experience. When asked, students described Ultra as...
    Posted: December 17, 2019 2:20 PM