eLearning OPEN LAB: Friday, June 19, 2015

Need help with your eLearning course? The eLearning Team is hosting an Open Lab on FRIDAY, June 19th. An experienced eLearning Team member will be available to assist you as you upload, organize, and create content in eLearning. You do not need to stay the entire time — Just drop in any time during the two-hour Open Lab session and get the help you need. No need to register. See you then!


• Friday, June 19 – 9-11am – JSOM 2.224

If you have any training needs outside of these Open Lab times, please submit a Special Training Request form to request a customized one-on-one, small group, or area/department session with our Training Specialist.

Helpful Links
– FORM: Add a TA to your eLearning course
– FORM: Add a USER to your eLearning course
– VIDEO: How to Clean Up Your eLearning Gradebook
– VIDEO: How to Group Your eLearning Course List by Term/Semester
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Summer 2015 ETS Training Workshops

The Educational Technology Services (ETS) Summer 2015 training schedule is now available. Register for a session using the link below.

Registration for Summer 2015 ETS Workshops

ETS Summer 2015 workshops include:

  • Introduction to Clickers
  • Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate (Web Conferencing)- Online Class
  • Introduction to Qualtrics
  • eLearning
  • Using Turnitin to Encourage Academic Integrity
  • Getting Started in Blackboard LEARN
  • Using the Grade Center
  • Enhancing Student Communication
  • Encouraging Student Collaboration with Groups and Wikis
  • Assessing Your Students Using Assignments and Rubrics
  • Assessing Your Students Using Tests and Surveys

PLEASE NOTE: The ETS eLearning Team also offers specialized one-on-one, small group, and departmental training. If you are interested, please complete the Special Training Request form.

Accessing previous term courses

Students are able to access semester courses until the day before the next semester. (e.g. –  Spring 2015 courses were available until May 26 — the day before the Summer semester started.) If a student needs access to a course from the previous semester, the course Instructor must submit the request for the student’s temporary access. Requests must be sent (by the Instructor) to elearning@utdallas.edu.

eLearning Reminders: Adding a TA/User, Course Merge Requests

Happy Summer Semester! Some friendly eLearning reminders to help get your semester started…

Need to add a TA to your eLearning course?  Click here to submit your request.

Need to add a USER to your eLearning course? Click here to submit your request.

Need to merge your courses?

  • You have a set of courses that are cross-listed in Orion (and we haven’t already merged them for you).
  • You are teaching several sections of one class (i.e. BIOL 1101.001/002/501).
  • Click here to submit your merge request.

You (Instructors) ARE able to get into your eLearning courses right now!  The words “not currently available” that appear beside your course name in eLearning means that the course is not available to students at this time.

eLearning Outage Scheduled – Thursday May 21, 2-4am (Early Morning)

Blackboard will perform additional updates to the eLearning server early morning Thursday, May 21, from 2-4am CST. To complete these updates, Blackboard needs to take eLearning down from for this two-hour period. During this window, eLearning will not be accessible.  Thank you for your patience as we work to complete the upgrade.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

eLearning Rolling Restart Scheduled – May 20 (TOMORROW), 2-3am (Early Morning)

Blackboard will perform a rolling restart of our eLearning servers on May 20th (WEDNESDAY) from 2-3am (early morning) in order to address minor issues introduced by the recent upgrade. During this one-hour window, eLearning should remain available; however, users taking tests could be affected. If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.


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