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Enhanced whiteboard tools coming to Collaborate in August

Draw freehand customize text & retain session annotations

A whiteboard is an important pedagogical tool to support handwritten expression and annotation, especially in a virtual classroom. Over the last year, Blackboard has been redesigning the...

Posted: August 2, 2021, 10:30 AM

UMBC to pilot Collaborate automated transcription recording

Pilot will take place during summer session through 9/15

Update @ 10/1: The pilot has concluded. In partnership with Blackboard, UMBC will pilot a recording transcription feature in the Collaborate web conferencing platform this summer. This feature...

Posted: July 12, 2021, 8:09 AM

Coming Soon: Pinning Videos & Student Gallery View in Collab

Choose who you want to focus on during synchronous sessions

UPDATE: Following the introduction of gallery view to faculty in April 2021, we are pleased to announce that students and participants will also have access to 25 videos per page with the May...

Posted: May 5, 2021, 11:07 AM

End of Semester Sprint Offers Customized Consults to Faculty

Two Sprints. One Day. Choose your time & topic.

The end of semester is a busy time of year for everyone, especially faculty. Instructional Technology will host two 2-hour sprint sessions on Thursday, May 13, 2021 for faculty to virtually...

Posted: April 27, 2021, 11:37 AM