eLearning Outage Scheduled – Thursday May 21, 2-4am (Early Morning)

Blackboard will perform additional updates to the eLearning server early morning Thursday, May 21, from 2-4am CST. To complete these updates, Blackboard needs to take eLearning down from for this two-hour period. During this window, eLearning will not be accessible.  Thank you for your patience as we work to complete the upgrade.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

eLearning Rolling Restart Scheduled – May 20 (TOMORROW), 2-3am (Early Morning)

Blackboard will perform a rolling restart of our eLearning servers on May 20th (WEDNESDAY) from 2-3am (early morning) in order to address minor issues introduced by the recent upgrade. During this one-hour window, eLearning should remain available; however, users taking tests could be affected. If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

eLearning OPEN LAB: Friday, May 15, 2015

Need help with your eLearning course? The eLearning Team is hosting an Open Lab on FRIDAY, May 15th. 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 15 – 9-11am – JSOM 2.224

If you have any training needs outside of these Open Lab times, please submit a Special Training Request form<https://utdallas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_55pKnPcPaS8eTRz> to request a customized one-on-one, small group, or area/department session with our Training Specialist.

Helpful Links

–  FORM: Add a TA to your eLearning course<https://utdallas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9siUJXqaV0lg2Wx>

–  FORM: Add a USER to your eLearning course<https://utdallas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_723PCANkQEoEcbH>

–  VIDEO: How to Clean Up Your eLearning Gradebook<http://youtu.be/FIvZPU3xqZw>

–  VIDEO: How to Group Your eLearning Course List by Term/Semester<http://youtu.be/blh1sTGCRog>

–  How do I … in eLearning?<http://ondemand.blackboard.com/>

Upcoming eLearning Service Interruption – Friday, EARLY MORNING (1-5am)

Blackboard (UTD’s eLearning vendor) will perform infrastructure maintenance to the datacenter Friday, May 8, from 1-5am CST (EARLY morning).  A 15-minute or less service interruption is anticipated during this maintenance window. We STRONGLY RECOMMEND AGAINST users taking tests during this maintenance window. If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

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.

Helpful Links

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.

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