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  • End of Semester Sprint Offers Customized Consults to Faculty

    Three 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 three 90-minute sprint sessions on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 for faculty to...
    Posted: November 11, 2019 2:46 PM
  • Quarterly patching downtime on 11/15/2019 & 11/16/2019

    As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th.  While many of...
    Posted: November 6, 2019 10:02 AM
  • Improved accessibility support for Ultra courses in November

    Light update also features new icons throughout Ultra system
    As a fully redesigned system, Ultra benefits from an intentional focus on accessibility and mobile responsiveness. In addition to extensive checks to meet accessibility standards, Ultra includes...
    Posted: November 5, 2019 9:52 AM
  • Best Practices for Duo Two-Factor Authentication

    Increase your account’s security today!
    Nearly 2,500 faculty and staff members’ accounts are now being protected by Duo, and the numbers continue to rise. Whether you’ve been using Duo for years, or you’re a new user, it’s nice to be...
    Posted: October 30, 2019 9:54 AM
  • All Faculty Required to Use Duo 2-factor Authentication

    Enroll by November 19th
    Last April, DoIT announced that faculty and staff with elevated Peoplesoft access would be required to use Duo two-factor authentication. We've since worked to enroll nearly 2,500 faculty and...
    Posted: October 28, 2019 8:49 AM
  • National Distance Learning Week 2019 Lunchtime Series

    Learn about ADP, Ultra, Panopto, Ally, accessibility, OERs
    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 16, 2019 12:20 PM
  • DoIT's Technology Support Center Hiring for the Fall

    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 Fall semester and beyond. Please see our job description below and visit our job posting on...
    Posted: October 16, 2019 10:30 AM
  • Alternate Delivery Program Call for Participation Released

    Hybrid/Online Course Redesign for Summer 2020
    Faculty interested in developing an effective hybrid or fully online course are invited to submit a proposal for this innovative faculty support program. The Alternate Delivery Program (ADP)...
    Posted: October 14, 2019 1:15 PM
  • RESOLVED - Blackboard Offline on Oct 7

    UMBC is monitoring the issue & working with Bb support
    At approximately 5:30pm, DoIT staff became aware of a potential outage with our instance Blackboard Learn. System admins immediately investigated the reports and opened a ticket with Blackboard...
    Posted: October 7, 2019 6:09 PM
  • Reminder: Bb Courses Scheduled for Retirement from Server

    AY14-15 & AY15-16 courses to be removed in late January 2020
    As previously announced, Blackboard courses from AY14-15 and AY15-16 will be retired from our active production site by the end of January 2020.  The Blackboard system’s overall performance and...
    Posted: October 4, 2019 9:36 AM