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  • Legacy Campus TV System Replaced by YouTube TV

    Starting in Feb departments should use YouTube TV services
    After completing the deployment of a new Comcast television streaming service for resident students during the fall 2019 semester, the campus is discontinuing the Direct-TV service we had in...
    Posted: January 28, 2020 1:28 PM
  • Advancing Student Success with Open Educational Resources

    Supporting the UMBC Mission and Vision
    Using Open Educational Resources (OER) is not just about inexpensive textbook alternatives, it is about advancing student retention, grades, and graduation rates. Given UMBC’s Mission and Vision...
    Posted: January 22, 2020 9:23 AM
  • Moving from “What is that?" to Data-Informed Practice

    A Faculty Member Shares Her Experience Using REX
    For all those interested in data-driven decision making, there is a rich trove of data available to research thanks to the data warehouse Reports Exchange (REX). Although all faculty have had...
    Posted: January 14, 2020 10:18 AM
  • Google Assignments and File Embed Available for Bb Courses

    Use Google's Rich Editor to Provide Student Feedback
    In January 2018, Box discontinued Crocodoc in favor of the Box inline grading tool. The goal of this transition was to provide a similar and simpler experience users know from the traditional Box...
    Posted: January 8, 2020 11:32 AM
  • DoIT's Technology Support Center Hiring for the Spring

    Are you looking for an on campus job? Come work for us!
    The DoIT Technology Support Center is looking to hire additional consultants to work during the Spring semester and beyond. Please see our job description below and visit our job posting on...
    Posted: January 8, 2020 8:18 AM
  • New VPN to Replace PulseSecure VPN Tomorrow

    New GlobalProtect VPN will replace PulseSecure VPN tomorrow
    In December we announced a new VPN system, named GlobalProtect, is now available to the campus to enable access to restricted services from off-campus. Global Protect is scheduled to replace the...
    Posted: January 6, 2020 11:43 AM
  • Urgent TurningPoint Update for Instructors effective 12/23

    ACTION REQUIRED: Transitioning to TurningPoint 8
    Turning Technologies is discontinuing their product TurningPoint Cloud for the release of their newest software TurningPoint 8.  Starting December 23, 2019, UMBC will transition to...
    Posted: December 19, 2019 1:31 PM
  • WT2020 Instructional Technology Update

    UMBC Blackboard Update is provided by the Division of Information Technology for students, faculty and staff. If you have questions or need help, please consult the Blackboard Help FAQs or...
    Posted: December 19, 2019 8:04 AM
  • RT - NEW tagging option for tickets

    RT ticket tagging
    Whether it's a blog, a wiki, or even Twitter, when you have a system with a lot of information, some method of tagging that information with easy-to-remember words or phrases makes it much easier...
    Posted: December 18, 2019 6:22 AM
  • Students like Ultra design, organized courses

    User surveys reveal consistent satisfaction with Ultra style
    More than 70% of 606 student survey respondents who took a course that used Ultra during the FA2019 semester said they were satisfied with the experience. When asked, students described Ultra as...
    Posted: December 17, 2019 2:20 PM