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 Training & Open Labs

This Spring, the eLearning team offers the following training and support services for faculty and staff:

 

  • Training: This semester, we offer eLearning training for faculty and staff on a one-to-one, or group/ departmental basis. We provide hands-on training at our training room (JSOM 2.224), or we can come to your office/ conference room. Please use our SPECIAL TRAINING REQUEST FORM to view the list of topics and to request a session.

 

  • Open Labs: We hold open labs, where faculty & staff can walk in, to receive hands-on assistance with eLearning tools. No registration required. You are welcome to bring your own device. Labs are held EVERY  FRIDAY, 10:00 AM – 12 NOON, AT JSOM 2.224

 

To revisit the above information and more, please visit: www.utdallas.edu/elearning. For any questions please email elearning@utdallas.edu .

Clickers Information for Faculty

Dear Faculty,

 

We’d like to remind you about Clickers, a classroom polling tool to promote student engagement. UTD’s official clicker solution is Turning Point Cloud.

 

 

 

 

UT Dallas eLearning provides on-Campus support for faculty using Turning Point Cloud. Please email us at elearning@utdallas.edu.

New features in Qualtrics

This information is for Qualtrics users.  Qualtrics now has 2 new features, to improve your survey management experience:

  1. NEW TOOL TO BULK TRANSFER SURVEYS from one user to another.
  2. NEW FEATURES IN REPORTS , such as adding notes to reports, better visualizations of matrix and constant sum questions, and quicker navigation.

There are also NEW TRAINING WEBINARS on basic survey building as well as more advanced features. For more information, please visit www.utdallas.edu/elearning/resources/qualtrics.html

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 .

Turning Point Cloud is official classroom polling software

We’d like to inform you of a change in Classroom Polling Software (commonly known as clickers). Starting Fall 2016, the existing software (Turning Point 5) will be replaced by a newer version called Turning Point Cloud. It is brought to you by the same vendor, Turning Technologies.

With the new software, you can continue to conduct polls as you have done in the past, and students can respond with clickers – that part will not change. What’s new is that you can now allow students to respond with mobile devices as well. It is the instructor’s decision whether or not to allow mobile devices in class; if you don’t allow it, students can stick to using clickers. The new software supports both options.

Before implementing Turning Point Cloud, we tested it in 5 face-to-face courses, over F15 and S16. We’d like to thank the instructors who volunteered to pilot the software in their classrooms. Polls were conducted in various buildings on campus and off campus. No issues were found with the wireless connectivity at any location. We asked students for their opinions and experiences, and responses were consistently positive. During the polling sessions we did find some technical issues, which were resolved. Many issues were preventable, and we have incorporated these into our training materials. We have resources and tutorials to make the process simple and effective, for both instructors and students.

There are 3 main changes, from the previous version :

  1. Dual Compatibility: You can conduct a poll and receive responses from mobile devices and clicker devices at the same time, and all results would seamlessly integrate into your session.
  2. Account Based System: Since this is a cloud based software, every user –instructor or student – has to create an account with the system. This is an additional step which was not required in the earlier version. But this enables instructors to monitor their students’ accounts, which is an improvement.
  3. Students need to purchase Turning License : Every student would need to purchase a Turning License, to activate their accounts. If you do not want them to use mobile devices, they will need to purchase the license + a clicker. Both these items  are available at the UTD Bookstore. We realize that many students may have previously purchased clickers at the UTD bookstore. The Bookstore will provide a limited number of free licenses on a first-come, first-served basis,  to students who have previously purchased a  clicker device from them.

If you would like to implement Turning Point Cloud for your Fall 2016 class, we are happy to assist. Please fill out the form below. We will contact you to provide training and student communications. We will also assist with upgrading the software, receivers, and integrating your class rosters with your account. And we will continue to support and troubleshoot issues through the semester as well.

FORM TO SIGN UP FOR TURNING POINT CLOUD