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  • UMBC Makes Major Investment in Instructional Technology

    Phased rollout of Bb Ultra better supports campus e-Learning
    Earlier this week the Provost and Deans agreed to a DoIT proposal to go forward with a broad investment in instructional technology support staff, software tools and training stipends for faculty....
    Posted: April 4, 2019 8:06 AM
  • Improve Accessibility of Blackboard Course Content with Ally

    Build inclusive environment for all student learning styles
    To support UMBC’s ongoing commitment to a more inclusive campus, DoIT is pleased to introduce a new tool called Ally into Ultra courses to help improve the accessibility of course content in...
    Posted: March 13, 2019 11:35 AM
  • Ultra adoption takes off as 145 courses opt in

    More than 900% increase in adoption since FA2018
    Early adoption is growing at UMBC as more than 100 faculty opted to use the new Ultra Course View during the SP2019 semester. An additional 25 faculty tried Ultra using the sandbox shells created...
    Posted: February 22, 2019 9:07 AM
  • Ultra Faculty Ambassadors Share Best Practices & Resources

    Ask questions, get help, share feedback with your peers
    DoIT believes faculty are important partners and will play an essential role during the Ultra migration. The new Blackboard course interface is significantly different from the Original course...
    Posted: February 21, 2019 11:49 AM
  • What is Ultra & how do I learn more about it?

    Multiple opportunities for training, support, outreach
    Training and support are essential components of a successful transition to the Ultra Experience. This past summer, about 30 faculty and staff attended the Ultra Experience Boot Camp, one of...
    Posted: November 12, 2018 3:17 PM
  • Is your course ready for Ultra? Try the Ultra Course Preview

    Five steps to planning your Ultra roadmap
    During the FA2018 semester, UMBC faculty are invited to explore how their current (or “Original”) courses will convert to the Ultra Experience. The Ultra Course Preview conversion tool allows you...
    Posted: October 5, 2018 12:35 PM
  • Boot Camps Prepare Faculty for New Bb Course Interface

    Almost everything needed to know about the new Blackboard!
    About thirty faculty and staff attended two boot camps focused on the new Blackboard course interface before the FA2018 semester started. Informed by a SP18 Ultra experience faculty pilot, the...
    Posted: August 27, 2018 3:28 PM
  • Where's my Blackboard course? Tour the New Dashboard

    Review enhancements & features in the Ultra Experience
    If you’ve been away all summer, you might notice there’s something very different about Blackboard. UMBC’s learning management system was updated in late May to the Ultra Experience featuring a...
    Posted: August 22, 2018 8:07 AM
  • Second Blackboard Ultra Experience 2-Day Boot Camp Scheduled

    Learn how to develop courses in the new Blackboard interface
    Due to the popularity of our Blackboard Ultra Experience 2-Day Boot Camp scheduled for 8/15 & 8/16, now filled to capacity, we have scheduled a second Boot Camp for Tuesday, 8/21, and...
    Posted: July 18, 2018 10:47 AM
  • Bb Dashboard Upgrade to Ultra Version Scheduled for May 25

    Finding courses will change, but not their appearance
    Related FAQ - Where is my summer course after the Ultra Experience upgrade? Blackboard's navigation to courses will be upgraded on Friday, May 25, 2018 beginning at 3 PM EST as part of DoIT’s...
    Posted: May 11, 2018 2:47 PM