- Before Trying the Ultra Preview: We invite faculty to preview your courses in Ultra by clicking “Try the Ultra Course View!” prompt. This will temporarily convert your course. You will then have the option to either click “Back to Original Course” or “Use the Ultra Course.” If you click “Use the Ultra Course,” it is not possible to return to Learn Original.
- Reminder: The deadlines for Course Development are:
- Courses offered during the Spring term: August 15th
- Courses offered during the Summer term: January 15th
- Courses offered during the Fall term: May 15th
- Join us for the Design Center’s daily “big picture” introduction to Ultra from 12-12:30 every Monday through Friday.
- Stay in the Know! Sign up for the Marshall Online Newsletter
- Would your Department be interested in holding an Ultra Design Lab for faculty training? Let us know!
- Looking to get QM certified? Register for our Fall Workshops – Sept 29th and Nov 3rd.
- How are you using AI in your classroom? Take our survey and let us know!
- Want to start exploring Ultra or building content for spring? Request an Ultra Course Shell
- Do you have a suggestion to improve Ultra? Anthology wants to hear your voice! Share your idea and vote for other proposed changes on the Anthology Idea Exchange.
- Need information on Course Archiving?
- Developing a new Online Program? Use the Distance Course Development Application. For more information, visit our Course Development page.
- Teaching a course Online? The MU Hybrid Checklist has information to help you make decisions about teaching virtually or online.
- Looking for support? Join the Distance Education Support Community Team to get direct access to designers, instructional documents, meetings, and virtual workshops.
- Want to add online proctoring options to preserve test integrity? Refer to our Proctoring page for more details on how to add the lock-down browser and online monitoring services in Blackboard.
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(1) Flexible Grading capabilities allow you to:
- Grade by question or student
- Filter on grading status of choice
- Navigate between students and multiple submission attempts
- Keep track of your grading process
- View both the attempt and the final grade for each assessment
- Provide meaningful feedback with or without a rubric
- Grade inline using Blackboard Annotate
- Collapse side panels to view more of the student submission
- Post all grades when ready
(2) Learning Module images offer a valuable means to arrange and structure course content effectively. We are excited to introduce a new enhancement that allows you to elevate the visual appeal of your course. With the newly added image support for Learning Modules, you can now enhance the overall aesthetics and make content identification even more seamless.
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NOTICE: Our Blackboard Learn is running on Amazon’s Web Services (cloud) with a weekly maintenance window at 3:00 AM on Tuesdays. Services may be intermittently unavailable in Blackboard at this time.
NOTICE: Marshall IT schedules a weekly maintenance window on Sundays from 7 AM to 1 PM Eastern time. Services may be intermittent during this time each week. Pre-planned IT upgrades and outages will take place during Labor Day weekend.