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November 30, 2011

Course Redesign/ Hybrid Course Redesign Workshop, 1/20

DoIT and the Faculty Development Center will be offering the Course Redesign/ Hybrid Course Redesign Workshop on January 20, 2012 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in ENGR 023. In the morning session participants will learn the principles of good course design, including designing assignments and assessments that help students achieve the goals for their learning. In the afternoon session faculty will apply the principles of good course design from the morning session to planning a hybrid course (part-online, part face-to-face). This workshop is open to all full or part time UMBC faculty. To register, please go to this event on the myUMBC Training site.

The workshop will also help meet the requirements for a one-time course-redesign stipend through the Alternate Delivery program (ADP), which is sponsored by both the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Summer, Winter and Special Programs (OSWSP).

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FYI: EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 1/11 – 1/13

The 10th Annual EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel from January 11-13, 2012. This year's conference is titled "Reimagining IT in a Changing Landscape" and will focus on the need to reimagine, reinvent, and innovate in a climate of constant change and challenge. The programming on Thursday includes a variety of sessions that may be of interest to faculty and educational technologists. For the second year EDUCAUSE is offering special one-day registration options. Early registration is open until December 14 and can be found at http://net.educause.edu/content.asp?page_id=1028976&bhcp=1#REG.

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November 21, 2011

Blackboard Down for Maintenance from 10 pm Fri. 11/25 to 1 am Sat. 11/26

The UMBC Blackboard server will be down for three hours of scheduled maintenance from 10 pm Friday, Nov. 25 to 1 am Saturday, Nov. 26. DoIT staff will be performing MS Windows Server maintenance and updates during this time.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconveniences that this down time may cause.

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November 18, 2011

Known Issue: Potential Delay in Processing of Safe Assign Papers

Blackboard Support reported today that the Safe Assign servers experienced an outage at the beginning of this week. The outage resulted in a substantial backlog of papers to be processed by their servers. Their system is currently processing them and the backlog should be cleared within the next 72 hours. This outage did not affect students' ability to submit papers to Safe Assign. Until the backlog is processed users may experience a delay of several days in being able to view the Safe Assign Originality Reports generated from paper submissions.

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November 7, 2011

Blackboard Down for Maintenance from 10 pm Wednesday, Nov. 9 - 12 am Thursday, Nov. 10

The UMBC Blackboard server will be down for two hours of maintenance from 10 pm Wednesday, Nov. 9 to 12 am Thursday, Nov. 10 in order to replace a failed RAID controller. DoIT staff have determined that a delay in this repair runs the risk of a system-wide degradation in performance, and therefore it can not wait until the scheduled maintenance window on Friday night.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconveniences that this down time may cause.

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