Extended eLearning Maintenance Outage – Tue, 12/6, 2-5am (early morning)

A three-hour extended maintenance outage has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, from 2-5am (early morning) to apply audit fixes to our eLearning environment. During this time, eLearning will be UNAVAILABLE.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

Upcoming Turnitin Maintenance – 12/3 (Sat), 9am-1pm

Turnitin has announced a planned outage for Saturday, December 3, from 9am-1pm CDT. During this time, Turnitin will be undergoing essential maintenance and will be UNAVAILABLE.  (Students will not be able to submit Turnitin assignments during this maintenance period.) Please contact elearning@utdallas.edu if you have any questions.

(PLEASE NOTE: This affects Turnitin assignments only, NOT regular eLearning assignments.)

Possible eLearning outage 11/28 7:00 – 10:00 PM CST

The  OIT team performed an emergency maintenance yesterday (11/28) between the hours of 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST. During this time window, users may not have been able to access elearning.

eLearning Access OUTAGE – 11/27 (Sun), 7am-noon

eLearning will be UNAVAILABLE on Sunday, November 27, from 7am to noon. The UTD Office of Information Technology will replace core network equipment during this time, during which users will be unable to login to eLearning.  If you have any questions, please contact 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

Spring 2017 Courses; Add TA/Other Users; New Course Merge Tool, Early Access

Spring 2017 Courses – Spring 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 (January 9th).

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 Spring 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.

– Do not use Firefox to submit your TA information.


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


NEW Course Merge Tool – The eLearning Team is working with OIT on the completion of a new Course Merge Tool which will be used by faculty to merge courses.  The major advantage of this new tool is the immediate creation of course merges upon instructor request.  We are completing testing and documentation for this new tool, and it will be available for use on December 8.  (Please Note: Any courses that are designated in Orion as cross-listed will automatically be merged.)

Opening an eLearning Course Early – If you are interested in making your Spring 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 Spring 2017 courses to be opened is December 9th.  

Lynda.com is now available

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.