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Free Webinar Series: Teaching with Ultra, Basics to Advanced

Free training opportunities for faculty, TAs, and staff

The Bb Instructor Webinar Series offers free 45-minute webinars designed for instructors who are getting started with teaching using Blackboard Ultra and Collaborate. Topics include getting...

Posted: January 25, 2022, 9:22 AM

Prevent late assessments after due date in Feb Ultra update

Copy Original content into Ultra, name pronunciation support

Robust assessment settings are necessary to support a range of different scenarios. Assessment settings are also important for academic integrity and honesty in courses. Ultra courses currently...

Posted: January 24, 2022, 9:40 AM

Akindi Bubble Sheet Training

Learn more about the Scantron replacement tool

Are you ready for the move? At the end of the Spring 2021 semester, DoIT announced that test scoring services were moving to Akindi, a Scantron alternative. During this transition, we will be...

Posted: January 20, 2022, 11:32 AM

5 reasons you should open your Blackboard course early

Benefits help students and instructors

At UMBC, courses are created in Blackboard about four weeks before a new semester begins, providing time for faculty to transition instructional materials and assessments into a new site for...

Posted: January 20, 2022, 11:01 AM

Register Now: Equitable & Inclusive Course for Faculty

An immersive cohort on equity and inclusive course design

In Spring 2022, a new immersive, 10-week course launches for faculty and staff, designed to create and improve intentionally inclusive and equitable courses. Using conversation and reflection, the...

Posted: January 18, 2022, 12:55 PM