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  • UMBC Blackboard Course Design Featured in Educause Review

    Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design
    Building on prior learning analytics research at UMBC, DoIT's John Fritz has co-authored "Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design: Two Studies" in the current issue of Educause Review...
    Posted: March 1, 2017 2:38 PM
  • Sign On The eContract Line: A New Way for Contract Renewals

    Payroll & DoIT collaborate to digitize a paper process
    In late January 2016, Lisa Drouillard, Director of Payroll, and Lance Rand, Manager and Software Developer for DoIT’s Business Service Group, began meeting to streamline and digitize the contract...
    Posted: February 27, 2017 10:53 AM
  • Information about myUMBC outage on Monday February 20th

    This morning around 9:10am we experienced a failure of several disk arrays on our central storage system. The arrays that failed affected several critical systems, including myUMBC and parts of...
    Posted: February 20, 2017 11:53 AM
  • Welcome Sophia Haire, New Turning Technologies Intern!

    New Turning Technologies Intern Hired
    Sophia Haire has joined the Instructional Technology team as the new Turning Technologies Clicker Intern for the Spring 2017 semester. Sophia is a senior Center for Women in Technology (CWIT)...
    Posted: February 15, 2017 8:50 AM
  • “Technology Support Center, This is Saiful Islam Speaking”

    Meet one of the many students working at the TSC
    Located on the first floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, The Technology Support Center (TSC) is the first stop in assisting the UMBC community with technology questions and requests....
    Posted: February 13, 2017 10:07 AM
  • Job Offer Scam

    Personal Assistant Job Offer is a Fraudulent Check Scam
    We have received complaints about people receiving fraudulent job offer emails from con-artists.  In some of the job offers, the con-artist offers to pay $200 weekly for running errands,...
    Posted: February 13, 2017 8:57 AM
  • Predicting and Supporting Student Success

    Importance of the Blackboard Grade Center
    Recent high profile articles in both the Baltimore Sun and the New York Times have highlighted the important and growing role of analytics in higher education. UMBC in particular is working to...
    Posted: February 10, 2017 4:08 PM
  • Come Fly With Me: Goabroad Makes it Easy to Study Abroad

    Study Abroad Office and DoIT Launch New Tool for Students
    16 years ago, the Study Abroad Office (SAO) had a simple software tool called FileMaker Pro to track study abroad requests. However, many of the ‘features’ the tool could not adequately match the...
    Posted: February 10, 2017 6:54 AM
  • USM Announces MOST Initiative High-impact OER Mini-Grants

    Project expands Maryland Open-Source Textbook initiative
    The William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation is pleased to announce the High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program, a new funding program designed to strategically support Maryland public...
    Posted: February 9, 2017 9:40 AM
  • Disruptions to Peoplesoft Student Administration System

    Earlier today some users on campus experienced slowness or inability to access certain aspects of the Peoplesoft Student Administration System. We have worked to stabilize the system have...
    Posted: January 30, 2017 4:17 PM