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  • Quarterly system patching on 12/21 and 12/30

    As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Thursday, December 21st and Saturday, December 30th.  While many of...
    Posted: December 14, 2017 11:01 AM
  • LDAP-Master and Webadmin downtime on 12/21 at 2pm

    On Thursday, December 21st starting at 2pm LDAP-Master and Webadmin will be taken down for system maintenance.  During this time account creations and password changes will be unavailable. ...
    Posted: December 12, 2017 4:12 PM
  • MD Open Source Textbook Initiative Mini-Grants Announced

    Begin your OER Mini-Grant proposal today!
    Today the University System of Maryland 's William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation announced the Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) 2018 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program.  Learn...
    Posted: December 12, 2017 12:01 PM
  • Updated Adobe License Available

    If you've been using applications provided to faculty and staff through our Adobe Creative Cloud license, you may be getting a pop up asking you to update an expired license or sign in to continue...
    Posted: December 6, 2017 9:56 AM
  • Security Vulnerability in MacOS High Sierra

    Be sure to secure your computers!
    As seen in the news recently, a serious flaw in Apple’s most recent computer operating system (MacOS X High Sierra) allows any person to gain administrative access to the machine without a...
    Posted: November 29, 2017 4:04 PM
  • SU2017 Courses Restored to Main Blackboard Site

    Final step in cloud transition
    All SU2017 courses, which operated in a separate environment during the full Blackboard transition to the cloud, were successfully restored to the UMBC's main Blackboard site in mid-FA2017, per...
    Posted: November 21, 2017 1:26 PM
  • Blackboard Issues Today

    Intermittent Slowness & Unscheduled Downtime
    To The Campus Community This morning around 10:44 a.m., DoIT became aware of slowness and/or intermittent downtime with our primary Blackboard instance. After some internal investigation, a...
    Posted: November 17, 2017 4:40 PM
  • Quality Matters Eastern Regional Conference Reminder

    Call for Proposals Ends 11/22/17
    The Quality Matters Regional Conference East is currently accepting proposals for its spring conference, which will be held at Towson University on March 22-23, 2018.  The conference theme is...
    Posted: November 15, 2017 10:58 AM
  • USM Statewide Summit on Open Educational Resources - 12/8/17

    Registration Re-Opened Due to High Demand
    Due to high demand, we have increased capacity for the Maryland OER Summit and have re-opened registration.  This day-long summit will bring together faculty, instructional designers, librarians,...
    Posted: November 15, 2017 10:28 AM
  • DoIT Benchmarks Faculty/Student IT Trends

    Key Findings: Leveraging Online Learning & Smartphones
    UMBC has participated in the Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR) student survey for 11 of the past 12 years, and taken part in  the Faculty survey on its bi-annual deployments....
    Posted: November 14, 2017 4:52 PM