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.   

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

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

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.

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.