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Ultra Adoption by Faculty Eclipses Original for SP2024

Instructional Technology ready for Ultra migration support

In the final nine months of UMBC's Ultra migration, the overall faculty adoption rate continues to grow. For the spring 2024 term, Original course usage decreased by 33% between fall 23 and spring...

Posted: March 12, 2024, 2:43 PM

First Course Earns QM Certification with 7th Ed. Rubric

Eileen O'Brien Among 19 Faculty to Satisfy Peer Review

The first faculty member from UMBC has earned Quality Matters (QM) certification for an online course utilizing the new 7th Edition Higher Education Rubric as part of theQuality Matters Impact...

Posted: March 4, 2024, 9:13 AM

AI and Accessible Images for Inclusive Courses

National Distance Learning Week 2023

Providing accessible images is a crucial step to ensure inclusivity and equal access to learning. When images are properly described, students using screen readers are able to access an equitable...

Posted: November 8, 2023, 6:46 AM

Quality Matters Releases 7th Edition Rubric

Focus on accessibility, inclusive design, faculty engagement

After extensive peer feedback from a global community of faculty and instructional designers, the Seventh Edition of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric was released earlier this summer,...

Posted: October 31, 2023, 9:14 AM

18 UMBC Courses Now Meet Quality Matters Certification

Four more faculty satisfy rigorous peer review process

Four additional faculty have earned Quality Matters (QM) certification of their online or hybrid courses during the Spring and Summer 2023 semesters following peer reviews as part of the Quality...

Posted: October 2, 2023, 2:28 PM