Welcome Nicholas and Melissa

Welcome Nicholas and Melissa

Welcome Nicholas and Melissa

About Melissa Melissa Messina is the newest Instructional Designer to join the UMKC Online team. A self-described digital enthusiast, she has more than four years of experience developing and teaching online and blended courses in web design, information organization, advanced metadata applications, and cataloging for Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management. Before […]

Scheduled Blackboard Outage (Aug. 9 @ 6 p.m. to Aug. 10 @ 12 a.m.)

Blackboard Logo

Blackboard’s annually-scheduled major maintenance window will begin at 6 PM on Saturday, August 9th.  During this period we will be instituting multiple upgrades and fixes in order to ready the system for the upcoming academic year. Blackboard will NOT be available during this time. Full service and access will be restored by midnight on Sunday, […]

New Quality Matters Rubric Standards

Quality Matters

Quality Matters have released its update to the QM Higher Education Rubric for Online and Blended Courses. UMKC Online has used Quality Matters as a standard when we developed our online class certification rubric and will take what QM has done and review them for upcoming changes to our rubric. Below is a table of […]