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Promoting Integrity in "Open Note" Online Exams

How UMBC's Largest Courses Do So w/out Surveillance Software

Update: Bass, Carpenter and Fritz have recently presented this effective practice at the following conferences: 10/27/21 Educause Poster | presentation file (UMBC login req'd) 10/12/21 UMBC...

Posted: October 29, 2020, 9:21 AM

New PIVOT Site Launched for Faculty Professional Development

Access PIVOT Live Webinar Recordings, PIVOT Solo and More!

Instructional Technology has launched a new site devoted to the Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT) programs: Now available to the campus community...

Posted: August 17, 2020, 9:30 PM

Refresh & Expand PIVOT Knowledge with New Solo Lessons

Includes recording clips, best practices & other resources

Over the summer, DoIT’s instructional technology team delivered four cohorts of PIVOT+ training to 275 UMBC faculty. Leveraging peer mentors and daily webinars focused on effective pedagogy for...

Posted: August 14, 2020, 7:46 AM

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

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

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