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  • Restoration of Full Internet Connectivity for the Campus

    I wanted to let everyone know that Friday morning, repairs were completed to the fiber optic cable that was damaged early last week.  ( Once the...
    Posted: September 29, 2019 11:58 PM
  • Combining Machine and Human Intelligences for Interventions

    Bb Predict and FYIs Inform Behavioral Nudges
    Over the past three full semester terms, UMBC has implemented a predictive analytics pilot “nudge” campaign using Blackboard (Bb) Predict. Beginning in the Spring 2018 term, we selected high...
    Posted: September 25, 2019 3:11 PM
  • Reduction in off-campus network speeds due to cable cut

    Monday 9/23 at around noon a contractor working just outside of UMBC cut through a set of fiber optic networking cables that provide network service to UMBC's main campus, and to our IMET facility...
    Posted: September 24, 2019 3:32 PM
  • Quality Matters Training Opportunities

    In person or fully online via our sister USM institutions
    Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to improve online and blended course quality to benefit online learners. The Applying the Quality...
    Posted: September 20, 2019 1:14 PM
  • Campus Solution Back Up Again

    Upgrade activities for the Campus Solutions, HR and Finance applications have concluded. The systems are available to the campus for transactions and retrieval of information.  We appreciate your...
    Posted: September 14, 2019 1:44 PM
  • Sign Up for Free Accessibility Workshop in October

    Bring Your Own Course (BYOC) and Find, Fix, or Swap Content
    MarylandOnline and the Maryland Distance Learning Association are co-hosting this free day-long workshop devoted to making your course content accessible to all students.  Two Dates: Friday,...
    Posted: September 12, 2019 1:51 PM
  • Campus Solutions, HR and Finance Systems Down Time

    In order to facilitate a mandatory Student Administration upgrade, it will be necessary to take down the Campus Solutions, HR and Finance systems.  The systems will be down from Friday, September...
    Posted: September 12, 2019 10:19 AM
  • Self-Enrolled Groups Introduced to Ultra in September

    Needs grading filter also available to Ultra gradebook
    Group management is an invaluable resource in a Blackboard course, especially one with large enrollments. UMBC is closely monitoring the evolution of this important tool in Ultra as we continue...
    Posted: September 4, 2019 2:10 PM
  • Gaining Insights on Student Success using Attendance Data

    Findings from Two Terms of Qwickly Pilot
    During the FA18 and SP19 semesters, DoIT partnered with Math/Stat to assess the relationship between student attendance and academic outcomes leveraging laptop and mobile technology. Using a tool...
    Posted: September 3, 2019 9:27 AM
  • Free Webinars from the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series

    September focuses on student success & retention
    Next month, the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series offers two free webinars focusing on student success and retention: Increase Student Success Using Analytics and Student Data Wednesday,...
    Posted: August 30, 2019 3:30 PM