Educational Technology Services

eLearning Training & Support During COVID-19


Training Webinars (Spring 21)

The following live training webinars will be offered in Spring. No prior registration is needed. Instructors and TA/ RAs would benefit from attending.

Webinar Topics




Getting Started with eLearning
This session will cover system navigation and an overview of available tools.

On the following Mondays:

01/11, 01/25, 02/01, 02/08, 02/15, 02/22, 03/08, 03/22, 04/12 and 04/26



Course Builder Training
This session provides an in-depth overview of coursebuilding tasks in eLearning. Participants will learn how to put together a course from scratch.

On the following Tuesdays:

01/12, 01/26, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 02/23, 03/09, 03/23, 04/13 and 04/27



Lecturing with MS Teams & Stream
This session shows how to deliver synchronous lectures, or record asynchronous lectures in an ADA compliant format using Microsoft Teams and MS Stream.

Every Tuesday until 04/27

(except Spring break)



Blackboard Collaborate
This session shows how to conduct a synchronous session in eLearning using the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing tool.

Every Thursday until 04/29

(except Spring break)



Online Tests
This session shows how to create and administer tests in eLearning.

On the following Wednesdays:

01/13, 02/10, 03/10 and 04/7

10am - 11am


eLearning Assignments
This session shows how to create and grade assignments (papers/ projects that students turn in) inside eLearning.

On the following Thursdays:

01/14, 02/11, 03/11 and 04/08



Grade Center
This session provides a detailed look at the grade center tool in eLearning.

On the following Wednesdays:

01/20, 02/17, 03/31, 04/14



Student Engagement Tools
This session shows how to use eLearning tools to engage students in an online/ remote classroom environment.

On the following Thursdays:

01/21, 02/18, 03/25 and 04/15



To request training on any other dates, or on other educational technology topics, please fill out the SPECIAL TRAINING REQUEST FORM to schedule a one-to-one or group training session.

Tutorials and handouts

View a list of available Tutorials and Handouts, or browse tutorial playlists on our YouTube Channel.

Online teaching certification

The online teaching certification is a 100% online, self-paced program to help faculty, graduate teaching assistants and post-doctoral associates with online/ blended instructional responsibilities. For enquiries or to enroll, please email


Open Labs

We will continue to host virtual open labs every week to provide hands-on assistance with eLearning and other tools. No registration required. You can stop by during lab hours receive assistance from a member of the eLearning team. Please use a desktop/laptop to enable screensharing.

Every Wednesday
2pm - 4pm
Link to join open lab

Submit a ticket

If you need assistance with eLearning tools, please open a ticket with the UTD eLearning team, by emailing a detailed description of the issue along with your contact information to

Instructional Design Consultation

The eLearning Teams provides online course development and instructional design service and support on the consultation model. Instructional Designers are available during the Open Labs each week for answering any distance learning course related questions (see the Open Labs information above). You may also request one-on-one instructional design consultation session. Please fill out the Instructional Design Consultation Request Form, and one of our Instructional Designers will contact you to schedule an online meeting.

Faculty Mentor Q&A Sessions

In order to support your transition to online delivery, the university has a team of faculty mentors with collective experience delivering a variety of courses online. These eLearning faculty mentors will host open Q&A sessions on select Fridays every month to assist you as you develop your online course structure throughout the semester. You are invited to join to ask questions and collaborate with other professors in these sessions or directly contact a faculty mentor.

1st Friday of each month
1pm – 2:30pm
Link to join session
(Or dial +1 737-220-2208 and enter the following conference id: 611 797 985#)