National Distance Learning Week 2021 Lunchtime Series

Nov. 8-12, 2021: Teaching & Learning in a Hybrid World

One in four students take some of their courses online, and two-thirds do so at a public institution in the same state where they live (Allen, Seaman, Pouline, & Straut, 2016; Allen &...

Posted: October 28, 2021, 1:13 PM

Synchronize Bb groups in Collab breakout groups coming soon!

Maintain student learning between course & live sessions

Breakout groups are a powerful engagement tool for active learning in a synchronous session, providing private audio, video, whiteboard, application sharing, and chat for small group...

Posted: September 7, 2021, 11:59 AM

PIVOT Selected to Receive OLC Effective Practice Award

70% of faculty engaged in largest online learning initiative

The Online Learning Consortium announced that UMBC's Instructional Technology team has earned an Effective Practice Award for its Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT)...

Posted: August 24, 2021, 4:22 PM

PIVOT Courses Associated with Improved SEEQs and Tool Use

Faculty training to support empirically driven course design potentially represents one of the most scalable options available for improving student outcomes at an institution. One strategy to...

Posted: August 19, 2021, 3:58 PM

13 Tips to Get Your Blackboard Course Ready

Checklist to optimize your course before the semester starts

Prepare your Blackboard course shell for the new semester with our updated baker’s dozen checklist. 1. Review new tools & features in Blackboard. Our Blackboard site receives updates and...

Posted: August 17, 2021, 12:02 PM