eLearning Training Opportunities this Fall

The eLearning team offers the following training opportunities for faculty & staff, this semester.

  1. Training Calendar – Fall 2016

Our pre-scheduled sessions are listed below. To register, please click here: eLEARNING TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM – Fall 2016

  1. Getting Started with eLearning: This workshop covers the basic overview of eLearning, system interface and navigation, control panel overview, adding and organizing content, student communication tools, and a first look at the Grade Center.
  2. eLearning – Student Engagement Tools: This workshop covers 3 main tools to facilitate class participation using eLearning. These include Discussion Board, Blogs and Journals.
  3. eLearning – Groups & Wikis: This covers 2 tools for group-based activities – Groups Tool and the Wiki Tool.
  4. eLearning – Grade Center: This workshop demonstrates various aspects of the Grade Center Tool in eLearning, starting from basic functionality like creating columns, editing grades, and releasing grades to students, to advanced functionality, such as creating calculated grades, working offline, and importing grades into eLearning.
  5. Intro to Blackboard Collaborate: This workshop introduces users to the web conferencing tool Blackboard Collaborate. Topics include communicating within the software (voice chat, text chat), using the whiteboard, screen sharing, moderator privileges, and various other features. This workshop is conducted in a virtual classroom within eLearning,not at a physical location. Upon signing up, you will receive further instructions.
  6. NEW! Intro to Webex: This workshop introduces the web conferencing tool Webex. Topics include setting up session, integrating with Outlook, communicating within the software (voice chat, text chat), using the whiteboard, screen sharing, moderator privileges, and various other features.
  7. eLearning – Assignments: This workshop introduces participants to the use of the Assignment Tool in eLearning. Participants will learn how to create, view,  grade assignments, and provide feedback to students. We will also cover the Rubrics Tool. Participants will learn how to create effective rubrics, and associate them with assignments.
  8. Intro to Turnitin Assignments: This workshop covers the use of the plagiarism-detection software Turnitin, how to create Turnitin assignments, submit assignments from the students’ perspective, and how to review and analyze the Originality Report generated by Turnitin. We will also cover the use of Peer Mark , which enables instructors to have students peer review other students’ work.
  9. eLearning – Online Tests: This workshop demonstrates how to create and deploy a self-graded Test, on eLearning. Participants will learn the use of the Question Pools tool, within eLearning, and randomly selecting blocks of questions to be presented to students during tests. We will also introduce the LockDown Browser, for test administration.
  10. Intro to Respondus: This workshop demonstrates the use of Respondus, which is a third party software to create question banks and import them into eLearning courses, either as question pools, or directly as tests.
  11. Intro to Qualtrics: This workshop demonstrates the use of Qualtrics, a third party survey software to collect feedback from large audience groups, which the University has made available to all users. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create, edit and distribute surveys and view results.
  12. NEW! Turning Point Cloud – Demo: This workshop demonstrates the use of Turning Point Cloud Polling, offered by Turning Technologies. This software is used to conduct classroom polls and generate real-time results. During the workshop, participants will learn how to create question lists, conduct polls, and view results.
  13. NEW! Turning Point Cloud – Setup: This session provides a hands-on demonstration on how to integrate Turning Point Polling for classroom use. It includes initial account setup, software download/ upgrade, roster synchronization, hardware checks and upgrades, and Q & As.
  1. Special/ Customized Training

If you are unable to make it to the sessions on the training calendar, or if you would like to request a customized training session for yourself or your department, we also offer custom training.

Please fill out this online form to request an appointment. eLEARNING SPECIAL TRAINING REQUEST FORM.

  1. eLearning Open Labs
    We hold OPEN LABs, at the end of every week, to assist faculty and staff with their eLearning queries. If you need hands-on assistance with any eLearning topics, please come by. No registration required. You are also welcome to bring your own device. The Open Labs are held Every Friday , 10:00 AM – NOON at JSOM 2.224

For more information, please visit: http://www.utdallas.edu/elearning/training .


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