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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eLearning Training Workshops & Open Labs – Fall 2017

Good Afternoon,

The UT Dallas eLearning team offers training workshops on various educational technology topics.

PLEASE CLICK HERE  to browse through the Fall 2017 Training Offerings.

OPEN LABS

We conduct weekly 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 – NOON

JSOM 2.224

For any questions/ comments or to request more information, please email elearning@utdallas.edu.

RESOLVED: Fall 2017 Courses

The issue reported earlier has been resolved.  You should now see the Fall 2017 courses listed in eLearning.  (Please Note – Students will not be able to access these courses until the first day of the semester, which is August 21.)  Thank you for your patience. Please let me know if you have any questions.

UPDATE: Fall 2017 Courses

We are receiving reports from faculty who are unable to see their F17 courses. The LMS Tech group knows of the issue and is working to fix this as quickly as possible. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

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.   

Faculty Access Issue to U17 eLearning Courses

Yesterday evening (June 12) at approximately 6:10pm, Summer 2017 courses became unavailable to faculty in eLearning. Our technical group immediately began working with Blackboard to resolve the issue, and courses were made available again at approximately 9:30pm.  (PLEASE NOTE: Students were not affected by this issue.) Our programmer continues to work with Blackboard to determine the cause of the issue.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for your patience.

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