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  • 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
  • Work From Home Scam

    During the  COVID-19, unemployment numbers have been rising and more people are looking for work. Some people have unknowingly gotten involved in breaking the law. According to the article from...
    Posted: May 26, 2020 11:10 AM
  • Quarterly patching downtime on 5/23/2020 and 5/28/2020

    As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Saturday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 28th.  While many of the...
    Posted: May 19, 2020 2:02 PM
  • Phishing Attack Today Uses Fake Email Renewal Scam

    Email Tries To Get The Reader To Log In At Fake UMBC Page
    A fairly well-crafted phishing attack hit UMBC mail inboxes today.  It looks like this: The link takes the reader to a fake UMBC login page.  It does not look like our usual page,...
    Posted: May 13, 2020 1:17 PM
  • SU2020 Instructional Technology Update

    The UMBC Instructional Technology 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...
    Posted: May 13, 2020 11:01 AM
  • DoIT Offers Monthly PIVOT Webinars During Summer

    Focus will be on FA20 Preparations
    Based on higher than expected turnout for last week’s prototype of the Planning Instructional Technology for Online Teaching (PIVOT) Live webinars, DoIT is offering a monthly repeat of the five...
    Posted: May 12, 2020 2:59 PM
  • New Bb Annotate refreshes inline grading tool for SU2020

    Expanded functionality includes shapes, drawing, highlight
    UPDATE: Bb Annotate has been staged back for deployment — US East Cost is slated for June 3rd. Available for summer courses, Blackboard’s new inline grading tool, allows instructors, teaching...
    Posted: May 11, 2020 12:33 PM
  • Panopto Downtime and Important Updates

    Mandatory Client Upgrades and Decreased IE11 Support
    Panopto Cloud Downtime On Saturday, June 27, Panopto Cloud customers will be upgraded to the latest cloud release. This upgrade will require downtime. The vendor will announce the exact time and...
    Posted: May 11, 2020 12:05 PM
  • VoiceThread Offers Training on Creating Engaging Courses

    From Basic to Blackboard Use Cases - Learn from the Vendor!
    VoiceThread is a learning tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence. With VoiceThread, instructors and/or students can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint...
    Posted: May 7, 2020 11:37 AM
  • 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 instruction. Click here to sign up for the options described below. Who are these webinars for? This webinar series...
    Posted: May 7, 2020 11:14 AM