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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
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: WT2019

    UMBC Blackboard Update is provided by the Division of Information Technology for students, faculty and staff. If you have questions or need help, please consult the Blackboard Help FAQs or...
    Posted: December 12, 2018 9:37 AM
  • UMBC Blackboard Use Differs from Most Schools

    Findings based on Bb's "course archetypes" research
    Earlier this year, Blackboard released a “course archetype” system administrator’s tool that allows institutions to see how the company’s Learning Management System (LMS) software is being used...
    Posted: December 11, 2018 11:23 PM
  • WT/SP2019 Courses Created in Blackboard on November 29, 2018

    Blackboard course shells for WT2019 and SP2019 were created on November 29, 2018. The Ultra Course Preview setting is enabled in both WT2019 and SP2019 courses. This tool allows faculty to...
    Posted: December 11, 2018 10:55 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
  • UMBC Blackboard Update: FA18

    UMBC Blackboard Update is provided by the Division of Information Technology for students, faculty and staff. If you have questions or need help, please consult the Blackboard Help tab inside...
    Posted: August 27, 2018 3:37 PM