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Grade by student or question in Ultra courses for Aug update

New Google integration, customize image for learning modules

The August release reveals a new update for the Ultra grading system, enabling faculty to grade by question or student, or mix and match the approach. Additional updates to Ultra for August...

Posted: July 24, 2023, 12:47 PM

Ultra update features tracking meter, resize images in July

Improved file deletion, complete/incomplete schema, and more

The July update for Ultra provides updates to assessment and grading, content delivery, and course management, offering new functionality and quality of life improvements for faculty and...

Posted: June 28, 2023, 8:35 AM

June brings support for CSV upload of Ultra test questions

New location for Announcements, plus anonymous test grading

Creating many questions on a test can be a time-consuming process. Instructors might import questions using third-party tools or publisher test banks, if compatible or available. Beginning with...

Posted: June 1, 2023, 11:47 AM

Reminder: Blackboard Courses Scheduled for Server Retirement

Courses before Fall 2020 to be retired beginning 7/1

During Summer 2023, DoIT staff and Blackboard will archive our entire instance of Blackboard, which will save individually backed-up copies of every course and organization through SP2023. Courses...

Posted: June 1, 2023, 9:15 AM

More Departments Move to Fully Adopt Ultra for Fall 2023

Options support bulk Ultra course creation and conversion

Given UMBC will be migrating to Ultra by the start of Winter 2025, five more departments will fully adopt Ultra for Fall 2023, The following departments join Theater and Gender, Women's, +...

Posted: May 18, 2023, 12:46 PM

May 2023 Blackboard Tool Integration Upgrades

Updates to ALEKS, Library Reserves, Pearson, & Qwickly tools

Four Blackboard course tools--ALEKS, Library Reserves, Pearson, and Qwickly--are undergoing updates, taking a significant leap forward by transitioning to the latest Learning Tools...

Posted: May 16, 2023, 12:57 PM

Bb Course Roster Limited to Faculty, TA Roles Starting SU23

Tool access restriction protects student privacy

At the end of May 2023, access to the Blackboard course roster will be limited to certain roles in a Blackboard course. Currently, the course roster is visible to all users, which means anyone can...

Posted: May 15, 2023, 5:38 PM

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