eLearning OPEN LAB: Friday, May 1, 2015

Need help with your eLearning course? The eLearning Team is hosting an Open Lab on  FRIDAY, May 1st.  An experienced eLearning Team member will be available to assist you as you upload, organize, and create content in eLearning.  You do not need to stay the entire time — Just drop in any time during the two-hour Open Lab session and get the help you need.  No need to register.  See you then!

OPEN LAB DATE:

  • Friday, May 1 – 9-11am – JSOM 2.224

 

If you have any training needs outside of these Open Lab times, please submit a Special Training Request form to request a customized one-on-one, small group, or area/department session with our Training Specialist.

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LTI OAuth WebAssign Issue

Over the weekend on 4/25 from approximately 8:00 am until 4:40 pm, the eLearning site was experiencing a security certificate issue. This certificate issue may have also caused the LTI OAuth WebAssign Issue. If you are still experiencing the LTI OAuth Error in WebAssign, please follow these instructions below. If this still does not work, please email us at elearning@utdallas.edu along with full screenshots of the issue.

WebAssign has currently been having issues with Java, and it can result in an LTI OAuth Error screen. There is a workaround for this issue – located below. If this solution does not work in Chrome or Firefox, please update Java. If that does not work either, you will need to turn down your java security settings to medium (instructions on this are provided below the Chrome and Firefox instructions).  Once you have turned down the settings to medium, please try the workaround again.

For Chrome, you will need to click on the control tool located on the far right upper corner below the close button or x. Next, select new incognito window.

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In the new window, you will see this icon (looks like a spy) indicating you are in incognito mode:

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Next, login to https://elearning.utdallas.edu/ and go to the course with WebAssign. You should be able to get into it now.

For Firefox, you will need to click on the control tool located on the far right upper corner below the close button or x. Next, select new private window. The private window will have the little mask icon on it (see the picture).

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Next, login to https://elearning.utdallas.edu/ and go to the course with WebAssign. You should be able to get into it now.

If the above does not work and you have updated Java, please follow the directions on the next page then try the workaround again.

Go to your start menu, type in Java, and find the program called Configure Java.

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In the Java Control Panel, go to the Security tab, set the Security level to Medium, and click submit. Your WebAssign should work now. You can also select edit site list and add https://elearning.utdallas.edu/ to it

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April 29 ETS Workshop: Echo360 Lunch and Learn

The UTD Educational Technology Services Team has invited Echo360 (http://echo360.com/) to UT Dallas for a Lunch and Learn session on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 11am – 1pm. Echo360 is a system that allows you to record lectures (as well as anything projected on the screen) in your classroom. The recording is then automatically made available for your students to review inside your eLearning section.

Intended Audience: Any faculty interesting in learning about Echo360 Lecture and Content Capture teaching tools and the benefits and basics of using these tools in the classroom.

At the conclusion of the session, you will walk away with:

  • How you can use Echo’s tools to create digital content that you can use to flip your classroom.
  • Learn about personal content capture  to record and share learning modules for your students
  • Learn best practices to integrate hybrid learning into your course offerings or Course Re-design goals

Date/Time: April 29, 2015, 11am-1pm
Location: JSOM 1.517

 

***LUNCH WILL BE INCLUDED.***

 

Click here to register for the event.

eLearning OPEN LAB: Friday, April 17,2015

Need help with your eLearning course? The eLearning Team is hosting an Open Lab on FRIDAY, April 17th.  An experienced eLearning Team member will be available to assist you as you upload, organize, and create content in eLearning.  You do not need to stay the entire time — Just drop in any time during the two-hour Open Lab session and get the help you need.  No need to register.  See you then!

OPEN LAB DATE:

  • Friday, April 17 – 9-11am – JSOM 2.224

If you have any training needs outside of these Open Lab times, please submit a Special Training Request form to request a customized one-on-one, small group, or area/department session with our Training Specialist.

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Summer 2015 Courses; Add TA/Other Users to Courses

REMINDER: Adding Users to Your eLearning Course

Below are forms to have users added to your eLearning courses. We strongly recommend that all requests be submitted before the Summer 2015 semester begins (if possible).

FORM: Add a Teaching Assistant to Your eLearning Course

– submitted by the Instructor-of-Record

FORM: Add a User (Other than a TA) to Your eLearning Course

– submitted by the Instructor-of-Record or Department Head
– requires justification
– will be submitted to Registrar for consideration for approval

Summer 2015 Courses – Summer courses are now available in eLearning.  Students will begin to be loaded one month prior to the semester start.  Summer courses, however, will not become visible to students until the first day of class (May 27th).

Merge Course Requests – The eLearning Team is working to proactively merge all courses in eLearning that Orion has listed as cross-listed.  We have completed merging most of these cross-listed courses, and you should receive an email from me within the next week once these have been completed.  If you would like to combine multiple eLearning courses into one (i.e. if you are teaching multiple sections of the same course), please complete/submit a COURSE MERGE REQUEST FORM.  We strongly recommend that all course merge requests be submitted before the Summer 2015 semester begins.  Those submitted after the semester start can cause problems with grades and activity logs.

Opening an eLearning Course Early – If you are interested in making your Summer 2015 eLearning course available/accessible to your students prior to the first day of the semester, please complete/submit an ELEARNING COURSE EARLY ACCESS FORMPLEASE NOTE: Courses can be opened up to one month prior to the semester start.  So the earliest date for Spring 2015 courses to be opened is April 27th.

eLearning Open Lab FRIDAY!

Need help with your eLearning course? The eLearning Team is hosting an Open Lab on FRIDAY, March 20th.  An experienced eLearning Team member will be available to assist you as you upload, organize, and create content in eLearning.  You do not need to stay the entire time — Just drop in any time during the two-hour Open Lab session and get the help you need.  No need to register.  See you then!

OPEN LAB DATE:

  • Friday, March 20 – 9-11am – JSOM 2.224

 As always, if you have any training needs outside of these Open Lab times, please submit a Special Training Request form to request a customized one-on-one, small group, or area/department session with our Training Specialist.

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eLearning Maintenance Outage – Fri. March 13, 1- 5 AM

A four-hour maintenance window has been scheduled for Friday, March 13, from 1-5 am (early morning) to apply infrastructure optimization to eLearning by the vender.  During this time window, there will be service interruptions of the eLearning system.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

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