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  • Submit your Bb class to the Ultra Course Redesign Challenge

    Win a Kindle Fire!
    The Ultra Course Redesign Challenge offers faculty an opportunity to share their redesigned courses using the new Ultra interface for a chance to win a Kindle Fire.  The challenge is open to any...
    Posted: August 9, 2019 1:58 PM
  • Publisher Integrations Updated in Blackboard for FA2019

    Cengage & Wiley fully supported in Ultra courses
    Several publisher integrations will be updated at the end of summer to leverage modern infrastructure functionality, which will change the way faculty access those tools. Both Cengage Mindtap...
    Posted: August 6, 2019 8:06 AM
  • LDAP-Master and Webadmin downtime on 8/9 at 4pm

    On Friday, August 9th starting at 4pm LDAP-Master and Webadmin will be taken down for system maintenance.  During this time account creations and password changes will be unavailable.  Account...
    Posted: July 31, 2019 12:39 PM
  • Update: Data Center Backup Power Maintenance

    Tonight during repairs to the Engineering backup power system it was discovered that additional hardware will be needed in order to fully restore functionality. We are working with the vendor to...
    Posted: July 30, 2019 10:35 PM
  • Data Center Backup Power Maintenance

    The backup power system that serves our on-campus data center is experiencing issues and has left us without protection in the event of a power failure. The vendor is coming onsite now to service...
    Posted: July 30, 2019 4:52 PM
  • Quarterly patching downtime on 8/3/2019 and 8/9/2019

    As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Saturday, August 3rd and Friday, August 9th.  While many of the...
    Posted: July 30, 2019 1:50 PM
  • Increased Test Randomization Available in Ultra in August

    Organizations also come to Ultra next month
    In the August update to Ultra courses, faculty can create question pools to help build assessments quickly and better support academic integrity. Instructors can add questions to from all existing...
    Posted: July 30, 2019 11:21 AM
  • FA2019 Courses Created in Blackboard on July 28, 2019

    Blackboard course shells for FA2019 were created on July 28, 2019. The Ultra Course Preview setting is again enabled in FA2019 courses to allow faculty adoption during the phased roll-out of...
    Posted: July 30, 2019 11:19 AM
  • Login Issues this morning between 8:40 and 9:10am

    This morning from approximately 8:40am to 9:10am there was an issue with our authentication system that disrupted logins to all web-based services such as myUMBC, email, Blackboard and RT among...
    Posted: July 24, 2019 11:33 AM
  • Cisco Webex Emails

    Today many staff received an email from Cisco Webex regarding the creation of their new account. This email is legitimate, but we didn't intend to announce this yet as we are still finalizing the...
    Posted: July 17, 2019 2:00 PM