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  • 5-4-2020 DocuSign Limit Exceeded issue

    UMBC offices are leveraging DocuSign at a rapid adoption rate, especially since COVID-19, and today we experienced an issue related to the volume of requests. For those who experienced the...
    Posted: May 5, 2020 2:10 PM
  • Training on Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

    Learn to Deliver Online Assessments using these tools
    Instructor Training: LockDown Browser and Respondus MonitorLockDown Browser is a custom browser that prevents digital cheating during an online exam. Respondus Monitor is a companion application...
    Posted: April 30, 2020 12:06 PM
  • RESOLVED - Blackboard Offline on April 28

    UMBC is monitoring the issue & working with Bb support
    At approximately 8:12 am, DoIT staff became aware of a potential outage with our instance Blackboard Learn. System admins immediately investigated the reports and opened a ticket with Blackboard...
    Posted: April 28, 2020 8:54 AM
  • DoIT Offers PIVOT Webinars for Online Teaching

    Initial focus will be prep for summer sessions
    As UMBC prepares to offer all SU2020 courses in an online format, DoIT’s Instructional Technology team is pleased to introduce Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT), a new...
    Posted: April 27, 2020 11:06 AM
  • SU2020 Courses Created in Blackboard on April 21, 2020

    Blackboard course shells for SU2020 were created on April 21, 2020. NOTE: In recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social distancing practices, UMBC’s summer session will be offered...
    Posted: April 22, 2020 3:22 PM
  • Submit Classroom and Lab Software Requests By May 1!

    The deadline for requesting software to be included in our physical labs, virtual labs, and classrooms is approaching. Software requests for Summer and Fall 2019 are due by May 1 (Summer deadline...
    Posted: April 8, 2020 3:01 PM
  • Learn how to use VoiceThread with these free workshops!

    Add media-rich, asynchronous engagement in your courses
    VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in several ways – text, voice, audio file, or...
    Posted: April 8, 2020 2:14 PM
  • UMBC Online: By the Numbers

    DoIT's "bird's-eye view" of our now virtual campus
    We in DoIT know that numbers alone can’t capture the time and effort UMBC students, faculty and staff have put into coping with the disruption caused by the Coronavirus global pandemic. However,...
    Posted: April 2, 2020 5:29 PM
  • MOST Commons: A Resource to Support Remote Teaching

    OER online webinar
    Dear Colleague, I thought you might be interested in this webinar sponsored by MarylandOnline which will take place next Tuesday, March 31st. Please see the description and registration...
    Posted: March 30, 2020 3:42 PM
  • Learn how to use VoiceThread with these free workshops!

    Add media-rich, asynchronous engagement in your courses
    VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in several ways – text, voice, audio file, or...
    Posted: March 30, 2020 12:47 PM