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Points Calculation & Display Arrive to Ultra Gradebook

Prevent question backtracking, copy question banks & more

The July update to Ultra courses brings ten new features and improvements, focusing on assessment, grading, and content creation. As with previous updates this year, the continued focus aligns...

Posted: June 29, 2022, 12:44 PM

Reminder: Blackboard Courses Scheduled for Server Retirement

Courses before Summer 2019 to be retired beginning 7/1

During Summer 2022, DoIT staff and Blackboard will archive our entire instance of Blackboard, which will save individually backed-up copies of every course and organization through SP2022. Courses...

Posted: June 7, 2022, 1:29 PM

Display files in Ultra Docs, Improve Weighted Grades in June

Feedback matters: Continued focus on assessment & grading

Summer brings four enhancements to Ultra course including three focused on assessment and grading. Enhancement to Overall Grade Weighting: Instructors can weigh individual items (e.g., tests,...

Posted: May 31, 2022, 11:21 AM

Akindi Importer Tool Available on 7/1

Write Questions in MS Word and Quickly Add to Blackboard

In the spirit of promoting academic integrity in testing, faculty in both Biology and Chemistry have been leveraging large question pools in their courses. Beginning July 1, the Akindi Importer...

Posted: May 11, 2022, 10:25 AM

Coming Soon: Equitable & Inclusive Course for Faculty

An immersive cohort on equity and inclusive course design

In Fall 2022, an immersive, 10-week workshop launches for faculty and staff, designed to create and improve intentionally inclusive and equitable courses. Using conversation and reflection, the...

Posted: May 5, 2022, 11:55 AM