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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. Learn more about UMBC's commitment and investment in instructional technology.

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

Opt-in UX, course redesigns SP18 Ultra Pilot Results   

⚯ ⁂

COMPLETED
FA2018Opt-in UX, course redesigns | FA18 Boot Camp Results ⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎

COMPLETED

WT2019Opt-in UX, course redesigns

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☉ ☎︎

COMPLETED

SP2019

Opt-in UX, course redesigns

Ultra Focus Groups 

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎

IN PROGRESS

SU2019Opt-in UX, course redesigns

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☉ ☎︎

UPCOMING 

FA2019

College Milestone: DPS, Erickson, SOWK, UAA

Opt-in UX, course redesigns

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎

UPCOMING 

WT2020Opt-in UX, course redesigns

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☉ ☎︎


SP2020

College Milestone: CNMS

Opt-in UX, course redesigns

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎
SU2020Opt-in UX, course redesigns⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎
FA2020

College Milestone: COEIT

Opt-in UX, course redesigns

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎
SP2021

College Milestone: CAHSS

Final course redesigns

⚯ ☊ ⁂ ☎︎
SU2021

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