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LMS ADVISORY #17 as of August 18, 2020 @ 4:30PM - Hybrid Mode of Instructional Delivery for SY 2020-2021

Welcome to the new school year, SY 2020-2021, beginning August 17, 2020 to October 15, 2020. All semestral classes shall be conducted online via the Blackboard Open LMS as the primary instructional delivery platform. This is part of the university’s hybrid mode of instructional delivery making use of various blended modalities such as online learning (o-learning as primary); electronic learning (e-learning) using email, SMS or Group Chats; mobile learning (m-learning) using smartphones and other mobile data; broadcast learning (b-learning) through the University on the Air using radio broadcasting; correspondence learning (c-learning) or modular learning using courier/pick-up arrangements and the residential/F2F modality if allowed by quarantine conditions.

Starting this 1st semester, SY 2020-2021, all online classes shall be designated official time for synchronous sessions and official room in case of residential/F2F modality if allowed by quarantine conditions. All teachers are guided to follow the designated class time for synchronous sessions only; asynchronous sessions can be done anytime, anywhere depending on the pacing of the students and the learning activities of the teachers.

Students may validly complain if synchronous classes are conducted outside of the officially designated class time.

For the teachers/course facilitators, please be guided by the previous LMS Advisories #6 (Regulating Videoconferencing); #11 (Conducting Online Class Activities); #12 (Dealing with Inactive Students); and #13 (Making Online Classes Delightful) for the conduct of synchronous and asynchronous learning sessions.


LMS ADVISORY #16 as of July 19, 2020 @ 9:00 AM — Evaluation of the Summer/Term 2019-2020 Online Classes

To all Graduate School and College students, we have uploaded a Google survey link in your Blackboard LMS classes @ The link brings you to the evaluation of our remote online classes using the Blackboard LMS program. We encourage all students to fill-up the evaluation form to help us improve the delivery of online instruction. Thank you very much.


LMS ADVISORY #4 as of May 10, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

Online classes shall begin for Summer/Term 2019-2020, starting May 25, 2020 to July 24, 2020. For general queries, you may contact your respective college/program HelpDesk.

For umindanao and Blackboard LMS account issues, send email to: 

For oversight monitoring and utilization techniques: Ronnie V. Amorado -

For technical issues: Ramcis N. Vilchez -

For technical issues: Rapunzel S. Poliquit -


LMS ADVISORY #3 as of April 24, 2020 @ 7:30 AM

Due to ECQ/MCQ conditions, resumption of normal classes is deferred pending clear announcement from the City Government of Davao. UM is also exploring online blended delivery (OBD) via the Blackboard LMS for online classes as per CHED directive in response to the COVID pandemic. LMS Advisory #2 is superseded; please be alert of the official announcement of schedules. Stay safe. Thank you!

LMS ADVISORY #2 as of March 19, 2020 @ 8:00 PM

Students do not have to go to internet cafes if difficult and prohibited. They can participate in the online classes if they have their own internet or data connections. For those who cannot get online, teachers can do catch-up sessions when classes resume on April 22-25, 2020. Please be guided accordingly.  Feel free to disseminate.

LMS ADVISORY #1 as of March 19, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

In the light of the increased use of the Blackboard LMS during the class suspension period due to COVID-19 pandemic, please be advised of the following protocols:

For all technical issues (accounts, access, passwords, etc), please email directly Dr. Ramcis N. Vilchez at This is to centralize all queries about the LMS and ensure prompt responses from the Special Task Force created for the purpose by Dr. Vilchez.

For the guidance of all!

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