tinyurl.com/UTDHarveyRelief If you are interested in donating. Fami…lies residing in the Dallas mega-shelter are in need of hygiene items, non-perishable food, diapers and baby wipes. Towels, blankets, pet toys, and cat litter are needed for pets displaced by the storm. Donations may be dropped off at the OSV office (SSA 14.431T) M-F 9-5 or at the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s donation booth in the plinth each day this week between 11:00am and 2:00pm. See More
You should see a green box that contains a “successful submission” message. If you did not fill out the form correctly, you will get a red message telling you to go back and check the form for errors.
Blackboard (UTD’s eLearning vendor) will perform maintenance to the datacenter on Friday, July 22, from 1-5am CDT. While Blackboard does not anticipate any service interruption, brief periods of intermittent… More connectivity may occur. Therefore, we strongly recommend that users plan not to use eLearning during this time. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
To All faculty using Turning Point Polling (Clickers): If you have received the below message from Turning Technologies, please ignore it, because it is not applicable to UT Dallas users. From: Turning… More Technologies Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:55 PM Subject: Important TurningPoint Registration Notification Dear Valued Administrator, We are sending a reminder notification to instructors about the removal of our Web Registration Tool which will no longer be available as of August 25, 2016. [ 100 more words ]
Electronic devices such as cellphones and computers facilitate rapid access to a stream of sources, each of which may receive cursory attention. Michel Rich, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and executive director of the center on Media and Child Health in Boston, said of the digital generation, “Their brains are rewarded not for staying on task, but for jumping to the next thing. The worry is we’re raising a generation of kids in front of screens whose brains are going to be wired differently.” Students have always faced distractions; computers and cellphones are a particular challenge because the stream of data can interfere with focusing and learning. Although these technologies affect adults too, young people may be more influenced by it as their developing brains can easily become habituated to switching tasks and become unaccustomed to sustaining attention. Too much information, coming too rapidly, can overwhelm thinking.
If your submission was successful, you should see a confirmation screen with a green “successful submission” message. You will also receive an email confirming your submission. If you do not receive confirmation, try submitting again or please give us a call at (352)392-4357 option 3.
If you don’t see your course menu, move your cursor over to the left-hand side of the screen. It should turn into a little hand and you’ll see a right-facing arrow. Click on it to expand the menu (you may see a screentip too that says Show Organization Menu)
Some instructors choose to grant Early Access to their courses, allowing you to get a head-start on coursework. Courses set to allow Early Access will become active in eLearning the day after grades are due for the previous term. Not all instructors choose this option. If your instructor granted Early Access you will see a link to “Go to eLearning” under “Details” in the My Classes app in MyUWF:
Technology is “rapidly and profoundly altering our brains.” High exposure levels stimulate brain cell alteration and release neurotransmitters, which causes the strengthening of some neural pathways and weakening of others. This leads to heightened stress levels on the brain that, at first, boost energy levels, but, over time, actually augment memory, impair cognition, lead to depression, alter the neural circuitry of the hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex. These are the brain regions that control mood and thought. If unchecked, the underlying structure of the brain could be altered. Over-stimulation due to technology may begin too young. When children are exposed before the age of seven, important developmental tasks may be delayed, and bad learning habits might develop, which “deprives children of the exploration and play that they need to develop.” Media psychology is an emerging specialty field that embraces electronic devices and the sensory behaviors occurring from the use of educational technology in learning.
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 –… More 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. [ 104 more words ]
Julie Lougee was named the 2017 Special Education Teacher of the Year by the Alaska Council for Exceptional Children. Lougee is an adjunct assistant professor of special education in the School of Education. Read…
If you leave the box checked for “Let Students See Their Quiz Responses,” then they will be able to see the quiz questions and their answers after the end of the semester even when the course moves to Past Enrollments (under Courses).
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OIT will conduct emergency maintenance Friday evening (tonight) from 5pm to 9pm. While OIT does not anticipate any impact to users, there may be periods when users are unable to log into eLearning. (Users already logged into eLearning should not be impacted by this maintenance.) Please see the…
It’s very exciting to learn about and invest in the latest trends in educational technology. Who among us hasn’t been swept up by the allure of gamification , the promise of curation , and a desire to embed microlearning at every conceivable moment of learning need? No matter how enticing these new ideas might be, we are always (rightly) concerned about adoption. MORE
There are lots of eLearning authoring tools out there. Here’s a quick look at the most popular eLearning authoring tool types. eLearning Authoring Tool: PowerPoint. Many eLearning authoring tools use PowerPoint directly or are based on it.