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Help for Students

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UWF's online courses are made available through eLearning, which is hosted by Desire2Learn, one of the leaders in online learning. eLearning is widely used by UWF instructors for fully online courses and to supplement traditional courses with online content.

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Student Help Topics

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Click the image above to watch a brief tutorial on eLearning

UWF Library

Help for Online Learners

Instructional Videos for Distance Learners

 Plagiarism Resources

  UWF Library - Using Sources Ethically

  Understanding and Preventing Plagiarism - Strategies & Resources for Students and Teachers



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Taking Online Quizzes/Exams

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    Avoiding Problems with eLearning Quizzes Review Quiz Preparation steps before beginning an eLearning quiz. Use Recovery tips if the questions are not saving as you take the quiz.
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    Proctored Exams Important Note: All tests will occur at an assigned time period United States Central Time Zone (US CST).  If a student is located in a different time zone, they are responsible for taking the test at the appropriate time based on US CST.
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    Viewing Quiz Submission Results — Your instructor may release quiz results immediately upon completion OR most likely, once everyone has completed the quiz or the quiz deadline has passed.

    Your instructor may require the Respondus Lockdown Browser to view quiz results.

 Students, Still Need Help?

Contact the ITS HelpDesk or visit the HelpDesk website to learn more about their resources and services:

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Help for Faculty

Ask ATCThe UWF Academic Technology Center (ATC) provides faculty support for eLearning. AskATC has been created to answer your questions about eLearning and other helpful topics related to designing and teaching online courses at UWF. 

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Faculty Help Topics

NEW! Questions About Canvas?

Email: | Visit the ATC Training Calendar | Visit the Canvas Transition page


Complete this form to request assistance from ATC.


Getting Started

Content pageClassmate - Log in to learn procedures related to the Classmate app, including:

      • confirming attendance of your students
      • managing eLearning course preferences

D2L Semester Start Checklist - Instructor

Content page  Online Course Design Templates

Content page  ATC Build a Course Workshop - All faculty are automatically enrolled in this onboarding course in eLearning.  You will find it under the student role on your eLearning home page.  This course will lead you through the steps necessary to build your first course in eLearning. You will learn how to import a course template, modify the course content, and other tools you will use to teach, manage, and assess your students' progress.  If you cannot find the course on your home page, contact ATC staff to add you to the course. 

Content page Copying courses from previous semesters

Content page Log In for the overall Instructor Guide - for anyone teaching courses at UWF.

screenshot of eLearning Tools logoHelp with tools inside eLearning (D2L)

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Here is a list of frequently asked questions about eLearning.

ATC Video Archives

Watch archived video recordings on various eLearning topics


Faculty, Still Need Help?

Complete this form to request assistance from ATC.

Contact Your College Instructional Designer(s)

College of Arts, 
Social Sciences 
Sara McCool
College of Education 
Professional Studies

The CEPS - AXIS Office

Cindy Mersereau 
Pensacola: 850-474-3291 
Fort Walton: 850-314-6912

Hal Marcus 
College of Science 

Penelope Mitchell 

Salina Randall 

College of Business

Kahla Voyles 
College of HealthJune Watkins 

 QM at UWF

Quality Matters - 

Best Practices & Design Standards for Online / Blended Courses

  See More Best Practices



Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor

ATC Live@Lunch Recording: Releasing Mid-term / Milestone Grades - this session also covers how to display final grades to students throughout the semester.

Getting Started with Collaborate Ultra

Intelligent Uses of Intelligent Agents

New Group Collaboration Tool - Try Wiggio!

Join the D2L Product Idea Exchange Forum - submit ideas for features/functionality and comment/vote for those ideas you’d like to see in the Brightspace products.

Additional Resources

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Visit the UCF Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

Here are more helpful videos, articles, etc.



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