The UT Dallas eLearning team offers training workshops to faculty and staff on various educational technology tools. To browse through training offerings, PLEASE VISIT OUR TRAINING PAGE.

 

  • To view available dates and register, please LOG INTO GALAXY  > Look for LEO (Learning and Education Organizer)  > click on “Find Available Training” > Search by “Training Department”).
  • If no dates are available, please fill out the SPECIAL TRAINING REQUEST FORM and select a We will contact you to set up a one-to-one session.
  • We also conduct customized workshops for departments/ groups. To request a session, please fill out the SPECIAL TRAINING REQUEST FORM and select “Group Training”.

 

We hold OPEN LABS to offer hands-on assistance to faculty & staff with elearning tools. No registration required! You can bring your own device or use a lab computer.

 

EVERY FRIDAY

10:00 AM – 12 NOON

JSOM 2.224

 

If you have any questions or require more information, please email elearning@utdallas.edu.

Clickers Information for Summer 2017

The UT Dallas eLearning team assists faculty in the use of clickers (classroom polling technology). At UTD, the officially recommended clicker solution for academic courses is Turning Point Polling. Please click here to learn more.

 

Faculty who are new to Turning Point Polling: If you would like to implement this software for your Summer 17 course/s, PLEASE USE THIS FORM TO SIGN UP. We will get in touch with you and assist with the implementation.

 

Faculty who have been using Turning Point Polling and planning to do so in Summer 17 course/s: PLEASE USE THIS CHECKLIST to make sure everything has been correctly set up. If you need hands-on assistance or if you would like us to look over your setup, please stop by at the eLearning Open Labs:

Every Friday
10:00 AM – Noon
JSOM 2.224

eLearning Outage Scheduled – May 13 (9pm) – May 14 (7am)

An eLearning outage has been scheduled for 9pm May 13 (Sat) until 7am May 14 (Sun). This 10hr window will be used to upgrade eLearning. During this time, eLearning will not be accessible. If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

Merge Course Tool available & Early Student Access for U17 courses

MERGE COURSE TOOL

The Merge Course Tool is now available in eLearning. Faculty can use this tool to merge their U17 courses. Courses that are officially cross-listed in Orion will be automatically merged on Tuesday, March 9.

TUTORIAL: How to use the Merge Course Tool

 

EARLY STUDENT ACCESS TO U17 COURSES IN ELEARNING

Courses will automatically become available to students the morning of the first day of the semester (May 30). If you would like your students to access your course before the first day of class, please complete the eLearning Early Course Access Form.

Summer 2017 Courses; Add TA/Other Users; Course Merge Tool, Early Access

Summer 2017 Courses – Summer courses are now available to instructors in eLearning.  Students will 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 30th).

 

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 2017 semester begins.

 

INSTRUCTIONS: How to Add a TA to your eLearning Course

– Request submitted by the Instructor-Of-Record via Orion

– TA must have already completed FERPA training to be added your eLearning course.

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 Courses Tool – The Merge Course Tool is not yet available for Summer 2017 courses.  The LMS Tech group will turn on the tool on May 9th.  For instructions on how to access and use the new Merge Courses Tool in eLearning, please view the following short video tutorial:  VIDEO: Merge Courses Tool Walk-Through

 

Opening an eLearning Course Early – If you are interested in making your Summer 2017 eLearning course available/accessible to your students prior to the first day of the semester, please complete/submit an ELEARNING COURSE EARLY ACCESS FORM.
PLEASE NOTE: Courses can be opened up to one month prior to the semester start.  So the earliest date for courses to be opened is April 30th.  

Turnitin Service Alert

Turnitin (plagiarism software) has reported a service degradation early this morning from 3:02 AM – 4:06 AM CST. During this time, no user would have been able to submit Turnitin assignments.

If your students were affected by this outage, please email elearning@utdallas.edu.

Exam Passwords when using LockDown Browser

If you are using LockDown Browser for an exam your giving in eLearning, it is important to remember that you set the test in the Respondus Lockdown Browser tool, NOT in the Test Options.  This is an issue that’s come up several times already this semester.  Below are instructions on where to set your LockDown Browser exam password.

 

HOW TO change the password for a LockDown Browser exam

 

Go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Respondus LockDown Browser.

 

Click the drop-down button beside the test you’re editing. Choose Modify Settings.

 

Type in your password. Click Save and Close.

 

You’ve now added your password to your LockDown Browser exam.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

When you turn on LockDown Browser for an exam, if you go into the exam’s Test Options, you’ll see a randomly generated password. DO NOT CHANGE THIS PASSWORD! If you edit this password in any way, your test will not open for your students.  Instead, use the instructions above to edit your password.

 

For more information on using LockDown Browser in eLearning, click here to watch our video tutorial.  Please email elearning@utdallas.edu if you have any questions.