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The Ultra Experience (UX) is an innovative, learner-centric redesign of Blackboard and UMBC recognizes the change in course interface will take some time to get used to. Training and course redesign support will be available to faculty until the projected final rollover to Ultra in FA2019.

TermKey ActivityTraining & SupportStatus
SU2017Migrate infrastructure from managed hosting to Bb cloudN/A

COMPLETED

FA2017

Participate in 8-week Ultra Cohort program to prepare for Ultra pilot and full system deployment

COMPLETED
Between FA/WT

Apply responsive theme to Blackboard system

Train Ultra pilot faculty

N/ACOMPLETED
WT2018

Redesign Ultra pilot courses

COMPLETED
SP2018Coordinate Ultra pilot (enroll students, meet with faculty, etc.)N/ACOMPLETED
Between SP/SUEnable Ultra Experience base navigationCOMPLETED
SU2018

Phase 1 - Opt-in UX, course redesigns SP18 Ultra Pilot Results   

⚯ ⁂

COMPLETED
FA2018Phase 2 - Opt-in UX, course redesigns | FA18 Boot Camp Results ⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎IN PROGRESS
WT2019Phase 3 - Opt-in UX, course redesigns

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☉ ☎︎

UPCOMING
SP2019Phase 4 - Opt-in UX, course redesigns⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎UPCOMING
SU2019

Soft Launch: All SU2019 courses use Ultra Experience

Final course redesigns, boot camps, ADP

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☉ ☎︎ 
FA2019

GO LIVE: All courses use Ultra Experience

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎ 

 

Training opportunities will be posted to the Instructional Technology group on myUMBC:

﹖ – FAQs
⚯ – Self-Paced Workshops
☊ – Webinars
⁂ – Boot Camp
☉ – Alternate Delivery Program
☎︎ – Consult an Instructional Technology specialist


Timeline on DoIT Website