eLearning Training Workshops & Open Labs – Fall 2017

Good Afternoon,

The UT Dallas eLearning team offers training workshops on various educational technology topics.

PLEASE CLICK HERE  to browse through the Fall 2017 Training Offerings.

OPEN LABS

We conduct weekly Open Labs to offer hands-on assistance to faculty & staff with elearning tools. No registration required. You can bring your own device or use a lab computer.

EVERY FRIDAY

10:00 AM – NOON

JSOM 2.224

For any questions/ comments or to request more information, please email elearning@utdallas.edu.

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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.

REMINDER: Adding TAs in eLearning

If you need to add a TA in eLearning, you must use Orion to officially add them to your course.  Below are instructions on how to do this.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This process is only for adding graduate Teaching Assistants.
  • To add any other type of user – including undergraduate teaching assistants – please use the Add User form, linked to below.

 

INSTRUCTIONS: How to Add Graduate TA to eLearing Course

 

ALL OTHER USERS (including undergrad teaching assistants): Add User form

Emergency Maintenance for eLearning – FRIDAY (TOMORROW) 2-6am CDT

eLearning will be UNAVAILABLE on Friday, May 13, from 2-6am in order to perform emergency maintenance to address performance issues that have affected eLearning recently. During this time, eLearning WILL NOT be accessible.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu. Thank you.

eLearning Alert: Upcoming Maintenance

From 05/03 until 05/13, Blackboard will perform maintenance, to optimize system performance. During this one-hour window, eLearning should remain available. However, we strongly recommend that students DO NOT ATTEMPT ONLINE TESTS, during these windows. If you have questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

Maintenance Windows:

  • MAY 3, 2016 (TUESDAY) 2:00 AM-3:00 AM
  • MAY 6TH (FRIDAY), 2:00 AM-3:00 AM
  • MAY 10TH (TUESDAY), 2:00 AM-3:00 AM
  • MAY 13TH (FRIDAY, 2:00 AM-3:00 AM

Turnitin is down

Turnitin (anti plagiarism program) has reported a service disruption from 8:30 AM CST. This is being looked into, and we will provide an update. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Trainings & Upcoming OPEN LAB!

With the midterms approaching, we’d like to remind faculty about our training sessions on ONLINE TESTS, ASSIGNMENTS, and making the best use of the GRADE CENTER. These workshops may also benefit your Teaching Assistants in creating question pools, or building online tests. If you would like to have your TAs trained in these areas, please forward this link to them, so that they can register at the earliest.

Link to register: eLearning Training Calendar Spring 2016.

 We have an upcoming OPEN LAB this Friday, 02/12/2016 from 10:00 AM – 12 NOON at JSOM 1.302. No registration required! If you have any questions or need hands – on assistance with eLearning tools, please come by and we will be happy to assist you!