Spring 2010 Second 8 week Welcome Letter

Dear Student,

 Welcome to the Spring 2010 2nd 8-week session at UTD!  Thank you for enrolling in the online course(s) offered at the School of Management. This email provides you the information to access your 2nd 8-week online course(s). You can see and access this course starting from Monday, March 8, 2010You can log on to your course(s) at: https://elearning.utdallas.edu.

 UTD Online courses will begin on the following dates: 

 2ndst 8-week courses (March 8th – May 12th): AIM 6202.0G2, AIM 6335 P2D, AIM 6335 0G2, AIM 6335 0G4

 Course Access:

 ·         To get your login account for an eLearning course:

1. Before you can login to your UTD eLearning course(s), you need a valid UTD NetID and Password (which is assigned to you when you enroll at UTD).

2. If you are a new student, please activate your UTD NetID and Password at: http://netid.utdallas.edu.

·         To access your eLearning course:

Please login at https://elearning.utdallas.edu 

1. Click the “Check Browser” button to validate your web browser for eLearning. Please see the notes about the Pop-Blockers and Java Security Certificate on the page.

2. Click on “Academic”

3. Click “Log In”

4. Enter your UTD NetID and Password into the fields (case sensitive). Click the “OK” button.

5.  You will see a page showing a list of all courses that you are enrolled in. To enter a course, click the course title link and you will see the Course Content page.

6. If you have any problems with your account and cannot login, contact the UTD Help Desk: http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/helpdesk/. You can email assist@utdallas.edu or call 972-883-2911. Please copy us at: som-elearning@utdallas.edu on your email request to the UTD Help Desk so we can be aware of your problem and assist if necessary.

·         What to do after entering your eLearning course:

1. The first page you see when you enter your course is the Course Content page which contains several icons.

2. The Course Menu on the left side lists all available tools and items.

3. Please click on the “Getting Started” information for technical requirements and other important information.

4. Please thoroughly read the course syllabus and then check all the areas in the course to become familiar with the features and contents of the course.

5. Please introduce yourself on the course discussion board.

6. You can click on the “Help” menu on each course page to access help information related to that page or tool.

7. If you have any technical difficulties or need any assistance within the course site, please go to http://www.utdallas.edu/elearninghelp.

Textbooks:

 Textbooks and some other bookstore materials can be ordered online through Off-Campus Books or the UTD Bookstore. They may also be purchased at the UTD Bookstore and Off-Campus Books Bookstore.

 UTD Library Access:

 Students can access UTD library electronic resources remotely with the UTD-ID number. Please see the UTD library distance learning web page http://www.utdallas.edu/library/distlearn/disted.htm for information and services available to distance learning students.

 Proctored Exam Information:

 Some online courses require a proctored final examination. Please see the course syllabus to determine if your course is one of them. Please review the proctored exam information and procedures at: http://som.utdallas.edu/somResources/eLearning/eLearningCurrent/proctored.php

 SOM eLearning Blog Site:

 A blog site is set up for posting important news and updates about eLearning, academic advising, and other information that pertains to online students. We encourage you to check this site regularly and post any comments you may have: http://gmba.wordpress.com/.

 SOM eLearning Newsletter:

 We recently sent out the Spring 2010 mid-semester SOM eLearning Newsletter through email. If you haven’t received it, please check it out here:

http://som.utdallas.edu/somResources/eLearning/newsLetter.php 

 Important Links:

 GMBA web site: http://som.utdallas.edu/onlinePrograms/globalMbaOnline/

AIM Online web site: http://som.utdallas.edu/academicAreas/accountingInfoMgmt/aimPrograms/

Information page for students enrolled in online course:  http://som.utdallas.edu/somResources/eLearning/eLearningCurrent/eLearningEssential.php

Getting Started information for online courses: http://som.utdallas.edu/somResources/eLearning/eLearningCurrent/gettingStarted.php

To purchase textbooks online:  http://utdallas.bkstore.com/ or http://www.offcampusbooks.bkstr.com/

UTD NetID page:  http://netid.utdallas.edu

eLearning Login page: https://elearning.utdallas.edu 

UTD Galaxy Login: http://galaxy.utdallas.edu/

UTD Orion Login: http://www.utdallas.edu/orion/

SOM eLearning Blog: http://gmba.wordpress.com/

 Technical Support:

 eLearning Support: http://www.utdallas.edu/elearninghelp.

UTD Help Desk: email: assist@utdallas.edu, phone: 972-883-2911

Thank you and have a great online semester!

SOM eLearning Team
School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas

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