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  • Effective practices for managing the live virtual classroom

    Promoting positive engagement in Collaborate and Webex
    Keeping your classroom on topic and safe from trolling shouldn't be something you have to worry about when teaching. Unfortunately, misbehavior can and does happen. These tips should help you keep...
    Posted: March 27, 2020 10:53 AM
  • Bb Webinars: Accelerate a Transition to Remote Instruction

    Free 30-minute webinars on Blackboard, Collaborate
    https://fdc.umbc.edu/resources/keep-on-teaching/Following guidance from the University System of Maryland in the rapidly developing public health response to COVID-19, UMBC will transition to...
    Posted: March 14, 2020 6:35 AM
  • Where to find Open Educational Resources

    A listing of OER repositories and online libraries
    Are you looking for OER content for your courses? Whether you are looking for OER textbooks, open course modules, or other OER materials, feel free to search the following online OER repositories....
    Posted: March 11, 2020 3:22 PM
  • Virtual Desktop Environment (VDE) Downtime

    VDE Unavailable March 14th and 15th
    The provider of our campus Virtual Desktop Environment (VDE) will be relocating their data center the weekend of March 14th and 15th.  As a result the GenLab, Modeling, and GenStaff VDE pools will...
    Posted: March 11, 2020 8:42 AM
  • Daily Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

    Training for Online Assessment Tools Provided by the Vendor
    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: March 10, 2020 1:22 PM
  • GO Kit Series: Assess Student Learning for Course Continuity

    Minimize impact of campus closures with a Go Online Kit
    This article is a part of Instructional Technology's Planning Your Go Online (GO) Kit series. Explore communication, active learning, and assessment strategies in an online environment to keep...
    Posted: March 9, 2020 8:58 AM
  • GO Kit Series: Prepare Active Learning for Course Continuity

    Minimize impact of campus closures with a Go Online Kit
    This article is a part of Instructional Technology's Planning Your Go Online Kit series. Explore communication, active learning, and assessment strategies in an online environment to keep your...
    Posted: March 6, 2020 10:59 AM
  • GO Kit Series: Continuity Begins with Clear Communication

    Minimize impact of campus closures with a Go Online Kit
    This article is a part of Instructional Technology's Planning Your Go Online (GO) Kit series. Explore communication, active learning, and assessment strategies in an online environment to keep...
    Posted: March 5, 2020 11:56 AM
  • Using Respondus Tools to Address Integrity of Online Tests

    EHS prof calls Monitor “a game-changer”
    Over the past year, Respondus Monitor, a companion tool to Respondus Lockdown Browser (LDB), has been used by one faculty member to address inherent academic integrity concerns of online learning....
    Posted: March 5, 2020 11:16 AM
  • Open Education Week: Online webcasts

    Stream webcasts from OER events from Open Week
    The first week in March marks Open Education Week! This is a week to showcase the open education resources (OER) and how openly licensed course materials help to advance student learning and...
    Posted: March 3, 2020 12:50 PM