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Fourteen UMBC Courses Now Meet Quality Matters Certification

Two more faculty satisfy rigorous peer review process

Two additional faculty have earned Quality Matters (QM) certification of their online or hybrid courses during the Spring 2023 semester following peer reviews as part of theQuality Matters Impact...

Posted: May 16, 2023, 10:53 AM

Get Ultra-Ready: Access comprehensive training & support

Optimize your success with multiple Ultra resources

As UMBC gears up to fully adopt Blackboard Ultra by the Spring 2025 term, multiple training and support resources are available to help instructors become familiar with Ultra and successfully...

Posted: May 1, 2023, 3:53 PM

Respondus Helps Curtail Cheating while Protecting Privacy

Supported tools to address your high stakes assessment needs

As technology continues to advance, traditional classroom practices are enhanced with technologies. In-class assessments that used to take up valuable time are often administered through...

Posted: April 10, 2023, 8:57 AM

Ultra Workshops for March

Resources, training & tips for your Ultra journey

Instructional Technology is pleased to offer the following Ultra workshops in March: March 2 (12 PM) - Ultra Essentials IV - Tests & Assignments March 7 (12 PM) Ultra Essentials V - Grading...

Posted: February 27, 2023, 12:52 PM

Now available: Self-paced Ultra for Instructors course

Resources, training & tips for your Ultra journey

Note: This self-paced course has been retired due to changes in available resources from Blackboard. We encourage faculty interested in Ultra training to access the following resources: Attend...

Posted: February 22, 2023, 12:02 PM

UMBC to Complete Bb Ultra Migration by Start of SP2025

FA2024 to be last term DoIT supports Bb Original

In support of a common learning experience for students and faculty, and in consultation with the Faculty Senate Computer Policy Committee (CPC) last semester, UMBC will complete the Blackboard...

Posted: February 17, 2023, 12:20 PM

Six month roadmap previewed for Ultra courses

Focus on assessment, grading, content, learner analytics

Over the last year, Ultra received more than 150 enhancements and new features to strengthen and improve the new course for faculty and students. At the first quarter roadmap for 2023, the Ultra...

Posted: February 14, 2023, 2:44 PM

Top 5 Ultra departments: Adoption increased as much as 100%

Departments may request Ultra as default when shells created

In a recent survey of Ultra users last semester, faculty and students expressed satisfaction with Ultra. During the Fall 2022 semester, faculty increased their use of Ultra in greater numbers. The...

Posted: January 20, 2023, 9:29 AM

Faculty and student satisfaction with Ultra exceeds 85%

Consistent praise for Ultra's clean interface, ease of use

In a recent survey of faculty who used Ultra during the FA2022 semester, 86.5% of faculty who responded said they would use Ultra again, citing its ease of use and consistent experience for...

Posted: January 19, 2023, 11:44 AM

Three Faculty Earn Quality Matters Certification in FA2022

12 of 17 USM’s QM certified courses are from UMBC

Three additional UMBC faculty have earned Quality Matters (QM) certification of their online or hybrid courses in the Fall 2022 semester following rigorous peer reviews as part of the Quality...

Posted: December 21, 2022, 10:07 AM