Possible Service Interruption – Jan.19 (11pm) – Jan.20 (3am)

This weekend, Blackboard will perform scheduled datacenter infrastructure maintenance to replace hardware which will reach end-of-life in March 2018. This maintenance will take place between 11pm January 19 (Friday night) and 3am January 20 (early Saturday morning).  Blackboard anticipates no interruption in service as a result of this work; however, they cannot entirely rule out brief periods of intermittent connectivity.  We strongly recommend users against taking online exams during this four-hour window.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

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New in eLearning – Collaborate Ultra, New Box View, and recent Blackboard Upgrade

Welcome to the Spring 2018 semester! You may have noticed some updates in the eLearning interface. Click the links below to view our eLearning Blog posts about each of the updates.

  • New in eLearning – Collaborate Ultra
    Blackboard’s redesigned web conferencing tool provides a much easier-to-use video conferencing functionality that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.  Click here for more information, including a video preview.
  • New in eLearning – New Box View (Inline Grading)
    Crocodoc, the service previously used by Blackboard for inline grading, reached its end-of-life in January 2018. It has been replaced by a new inline grading service called New Box view.  Click here for more information, including a video preview.
  • New in eLearning – Blackboard Upgrade (Q2 2017)
    UTD’s eLearning server was successfully upgraded to version Q2 2017 over the break. This update provides improved performance and functionality improvement including expanded drag-and-drop functionality, submission receipts for assignments, email reminders, and more.  Click here for more information about these and other improvements.

eLearning Training Workshops & Open Labs – Spring 2018

Greetings!

The UTD eLearning Team provides training to faculty and staff on various educational technology tools.

  • To browse through our Training Workshops, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
  • To view available dates and register, please LOG INTO GALAXY> LEO > Find Available Training > Search by Training Department > eLearning.

               If no dates are available or if you would like a one-to-one session, please fill out the SPECIAL TRAINING REQUEST FORM.

  • We conduct customized training for departments/ groups. To request a session please fill out the SPECIAL TRAINING REQUEST FORM> select “Group Training”.

Open Labs
We also conduct weekly open labs in order to provide hands on assistance to assist faculty, staff and TA/ RAs with eLearning tools. No registration required. You can bring your own device or use a lab computer. The lab schedule is:

EVERY FRIDAY
10:00 AM – NOON
JSOM 2.224

For more information please visit our webpage  or email us at elearning@utdallas.edu.

Wishing everyone a great Spring 2018 semester!

Helpful eLearning Links

Your Spring 2018 courses are now visible to your students.  Here are some helpful links to get you started in eLearning this semester.

  • 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 S18 course?  CLICK HERE
  • Want to CLEAN UP YOUR COURSE LIST in eLearning?  CLICK HERE
  • Need help GETTING STARTED in eLearning? CLICK HERE

eLearning Upgrade Outage Scheduled – Dec.27, 12am-10am

An eLearning outage has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 27, from 12am (midnight) until 10am.  This 10hr window will be used to upgrade eLearning.  During this time, eLearning will not be available.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

Extended Emergency Maintenance Outage – Tue, 12/12, 1-6am (early morning)

A five-hour extended maintenance outage has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, from 1-6am (early morning) to perform emergency maintenance on our eLearning environment. During this time, eLearning will be UNAVAILABLE.  If you have any questions, please contact eLearning@utdallas.edu.

Merge Course Tool available & Early Student Access for S18 courses

MERGE COURSE TOOL

The Merge Course Tool is available in eLearning, and faculty can now use the tool to merge S18 courses. (Any courses that are officially cross-listed in Orion have been automatically merged for faculty.)

TUTORIAL: How to use the Merge Course Tool

EARLY STUDENT ACCESS TO S18 COURSES IN ELEARNING

Courses will automatically become available to students the morning of the first day of the semester (January 8). If you would like your students to access your course before the first day of class, please complete the eLearning Early Course Access Form.