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.


Turnitin Maintenance Alert – Saturday 01/07/2017

Turnitin (anti-plagiarism) software will undergo essential maintenance on Saturday 01/07/2017 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST. During this 8 hour window, Turnitin assignments will not be available. This does not affect regular eLearning assignments; it only affects Turnitin assignments. Users are requested to plan accordingly.

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.)

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.  

Qualtrics service restored 10/19 2:48 PM CST

This message is for Qualtrics users only. The site https://utdallas.qualtrics.com is now accessible (as of 10/19 2:48 PM CST) to all users. Thank you very much for your patience.

Qualtrics service outage

This message is for Qualtrics users only.

Qualtrics is experiencing an unexpected service outage right now. Users are not be able to log in to https://utdallas.qualtrics.com. This is not related to the UTD network. It is an outage on the Qualtrics server. Qualtrics support is working on a resolution. We will provide an update once we receive confirmation from them, that the site is up and running. Thank you very much for your patience.

Turning Point Cloud is official classroom polling software from Fall 2016

Many instructors have enquired about the price to the student. Below is the UTD Bookstore’s list of options for students, and the end price:

  1. Clicker device + 1 year Turning License – $49.75
  2. Clicker device + 2 year Turning License – $62.00
  3. Used rental Clicker device – $19.60
  4. 1 year Turning License – $39.25
  5. 2 year Turning License – $43.00

Options 4 & 5 would be applicable if the instructor allows mobile devices – so students buy only the Turning License, and use their mobile devices to respond. They won’t need a  clicker.