RE: eLearning slowness – issue RESOLVED

The issue has been fixed. All users should be able to access eLearning now.
This issue was caused by internet connection problems between Blackboard and UTD. Blackboard confirmed that some of their other clients across Texas were also affected by it.
We thank you for your patience, and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to you and your students.

RE: eLearning slowness (7/25/2015) -1:07 pm CST Update

Since this morning, we received additional reports from users, stating that they were also unable to login to eLearning. It appears this issue is related to the network system. We are working with the respective departments, to get it resolved. 

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. 

eLearning Slowness (7/25/2015)

We have received reports of eLearning slowness, from around 9:30 AM CST this morning. We are looking into it, and will keep you posted when it is fixed.

Thank you very much for your patience, and sorry about the inconvenience

Turnitin Service Alert

Turnitin continues to experience a global service disruption. Turnitin is working to resolve this, and they will provide an update.

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Fall 2015 Courses; Add TA/Other Users to Courses

Fall 2015 Courses – Fall courses are 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 (August 24th).

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 Fall 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

Merge Course Requests – The eLearning Team is working to proactively merge all courses in eLearning that Orion has listed as cross-listed.  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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 2015 courses to be opened is July 24th.

Turnitin Service Alert

Turnitin Service Alert

Some users may have encountered an issue with the Turnitin and TurnitinUK services on the 18th, 19th and 20th of July, 2015.

Images and buttons within the Turnitin service, including the assignment submission page within Turnitin may not have loaded correctly.

This issue may have prevented student users from being able to submit work.

The issue was resolved on the 20th of July, 2015 at 01.15 PST. We apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

Users of the Turnitin Direct integrations should not have encountered any issues.

eLearning Maintenance Outage – 2-4am CST, July 21

eLearning will be UNAVAILABLE next Tuesday, July 21, from 2-4am CST (early morning) in order to apply multiple updates to the eLearning server. During this time, eLearning will not be accessible. If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.  Thank you.

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