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.



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.

Lynda.com is now accessible

This message is for Lynda.com users only. The site is now accessible. Thank you for your patience. For any questions, please email elearning@utdallas.edu.

Lynda.com is temporarily inaccessible

This message is only for Lynda.com users. We have temporarily lost access to the Lynda.com portal. Users are not be able to login. We are working on getting this resolved at the earliest. Thank you for your patience.

eLearning Due Dates

The most recent update to eLearning has introduced a bug which can potentially display incorrect due dates in the Daily Notification email update students receive nightly, as well as in the “To Do” and “What’s New” modules in the My eLearning tab. This bug will be fixed in the next eLearning update, which is currently scheduled to be applied over the winter break.

Students should refer to the course syllabus for the correct due date information. Students can also see the correct due date from within the assignment itself.


Please contact elearning@utdallas.edu if you have any questions.

Printable Photo Roster Now in eLearning

Faculty can now access and print out course photo rosters directly from eLearning!


  1. While in your eLearning course, go to Control Panel > Course Tools > UTD-Photo Roster.


  2. You will now see your Photo Roster for your course.  (PLEASE NOTE: If you have students listed for whom a photo does not appear, the student does not yet have a photo on file.)
  3. You are able to print out your Photo Roster by clicking the [Print] button at the bottom of the screen.roster

Important TurningPoint Registration Notification

To All faculty using Turning Point Polling (Clickers):

If you have received the below message from Turning Technologies, please ignore it, because it is not applicable to UT Dallas users.


From: Turning Technologies
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:55 PM
Subject: Important TurningPoint Registration Notification

Dear Valued Administrator,

We are sending a reminder notification to instructors about the removal of our Web Registration Tool which will no longer be available as of August 25, 2016. This tool was designed to work with versions of TurningPoint that are no longer supported.

Universities using TurningPoint Cloud are set up to leverage our latest and most enhanced registration tool that provides a convenient, comprehensive way for students to register all devices to one Turning Technologies account for every class.

Instructors are able to create participant lists in TurningPoint Cloud or in their Turning Technologies account.

TurningPoint Cloud Participant List Instructions

Turning Technologies Account Participant List Instructions

If you have any questions or would like to explore the latest registration tool, please contact us.

Thank you,

Turning Technologies

New Process for adding TAs in eLearning

The process to add TAs into your eLearning classes has changed.  Instructors are now able to do this through Orion. Instructions can be found at the following url: https://www.utdallas.edu/registrar-intranet/files/Faculty_Instructions_to_Add_TAs.pdf.


– eLearning TA requests MUST be submitted before Census Day.

– TAs MUST have already completed FERPA training.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact schedule-pub@utdallas.edu.