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  • 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
  • DoIT to Auto-enroll all New Employees in Duo 2-factor Login

    Reminder: Faculty Deadline Updated to 9/30/19
    As part of the recent initiative to convert all staff to Duo (, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) will be automatically requiring Duo for new employees, starting...
    Posted: May 30, 2019 10:34 AM
  • Quarterly patching downtime on 5/23/2019 and 6/1/2019

    As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Thursday, May 23rd and Saturday, June 1st.  While many of the...
    Posted: May 13, 2019 1:39 PM
  • LDAP-Master and Webadmin downtime on 5/23 at 2pm

    On Thursday, May 23rd starting at 2pm LDAP-Master and Webadmin will be taken down for system maintenance.  During this time account creations and password changes will be unavailable.  Account...
    Posted: May 13, 2019 11:17 AM
  • Advancing Student Success with Open Educational Resources

    Supporting the UMBC Mission and Vision
    Using Open Educational Resources (OER) is not just about inexpensive textbook alternatives, it is about advancing student retention, grades, and graduation rates. Given UMBC’s Mission and Vision...
    Posted: May 10, 2019 11:22 AM
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: SP/SU2019

    UMBC Blackboard Update is provided by the Division of Information Technology for students, faculty and staff. If you have questions or need help, please consult the Blackboard Help FAQs or...
    Posted: May 9, 2019 2:51 PM
  • Mocko Named Manager of Technology Support Center (TSC)

    DoIT is pleased to announce that Andrea Mocko has been named manager of its Technology Support Center (TSC). Previously, she’d served as acting coordinator, specialist and even a student...
    Posted: May 8, 2019 11:02 PM
  • 10 Things Faculty Should Do in Blackboard & Why

    Lessons learned from DoIT's "bird's eye view"
    Dear UMBC Faculty, This year, we learned UMBC’s Blackboard usage is much different and (I think) better than most colleges and universities, but one of the things I still like to do with DoIT's...
    Posted: May 8, 2019 4:21 PM
  • "Follow-the-Sun" Webinar Series for Global Accessibility Day

    Learn more about inclusive education & digital access
    Founded in 2012, Global Accessibility Awareness Day is dedicated to driving conversations and building awareness on the importance of accessibility. The seventh annual Global Accessibility...
    Posted: May 6, 2019 1:48 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