Clickers Information for Fall 2017

Good Afternoon,

 

The UT Dallas eLearning Team assists faculty in implementing CLICKERS (classroom polling technology). At UTD, the officially recommended clicker software is Turning Point Cloud by Turning Technologies LLC.

  • If you would like more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
  • If you are a first time user and would like to implement Turning Point Cloud in your Fall 2017 course/s, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

  • If you are already using Turning Point Cloud,
  • PLEASE REVIEW THIS CHECKLIST of what you need to do for the upcoming semester.
  • PLEASE REFER THESE VIDEO TUTORIALS to refresh your memory on the use of Turning Point Cloud.
  • Please stop by at the eLEARNING OPEN LABS if you need hands-on assistance or if you would like us to look over your setup.

Open Lab Schedule:

Every Friday
10:00 AM – Noon
JSOM 2.224

If you encounter any issues with Turning Point Polling during the semester, please email us at elearning@utdallas.edu for assistance.

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Fall 2017 Courses; Add TA/Other Users; Early Access

Fall 2017 Courses – Fall courses are now available to instructors in eLearning.  Students will be loaded one month prior to the semester start.  Fall courses, however, will not become visible to students until the first day of class (August 21st).

 

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 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 Fall 2017 courses.  The LMS Tech group will turn on the tool by July 7th.

 

Opening an eLearning Course Early – If you are interested in making your Fall 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 July 21st.   

Helpful eLearning Links

Your Summer 2017 courses are now visible to your students.  Here are some helpful links to get you started in eLearning this semester.

 

  • Want to learn about NEW FEATURES/QUIRKS in eLearning? CLICK HERE
  • Want to print your PHOTO ROSTER? CLICK HERE
  • Want to MERGE your courses? CLICK HERE
  • Want to ADD A TA to your course? CLICK HERE
  • Need to COPY CONTENT from your OLD course to your U17 course?  CLICK HERE
  • Want to CLEAN UP YOUR COURSE LIST in eLearning?  CLICK HERE
  • Need help GETTING STARTED in eLearning? CLICK HERE

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.

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.

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