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Help for Students

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

Click the image above to watch a brief tutorial on eLearning


UWF Student Communications Policy.pdf

Getting Started

Help with Tools in eLearning

UWF Library

Help for Online Learners


Click the image above to download the UWF Academic Technology Center 

Guide to Ensure Quality Distance Learning

 Plagiarism Resources

  UWF Library - Using Sources Ethically

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



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:



Respondus Monitor® is a companion product for LockDown Browser that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams.

Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving eLearning.

Instructor Resources

Wording for Syllabus



Student Resources




Watch this three minute video:


How It Works

  • Students start LockDown Browser, log into the LMS and complete a brief startup sequence prior to the exam
  • The student and the surrounding environment are recorded during the entire exam
  • Instructors can quickly review details of the assessment, and even watch the recorded video


Why It Works

  • Cheating is deterred with a low-hassle, easy-to-use system
  • Students appreciate a level playing field and the ability to take exams anytime
  • Administrators ensure student identity and exam integrity in distance learning environments


Created for Universities

  • Integrates seamlessly with the LMS
  • No limitations to the length or number of exams
  • Students don't need to schedule exam sessions in advance
  • Provides a cost-effective solution for individual courses or the entire institution

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

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  Course Design Templates

Content page Copying courses from previous semesters

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

Help with tools inside eLearning (D2L)

Help with other technology tools


Here is a list of frequently asked questions about eLearning.

ATC Video Archives

Watch archived video recordings on various eLearning topics

D2L Webinar Archives

2015 Archives

2014 Archives


 ATC Guide to Ensure Quality Distance Learning

 QM at UWF

Quality Matters - 

Best Practices & Design Standards for Online / Blended Courses

  See More Best Practices



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

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

 Helpful videos, articles, and websites related to online teaching and learning 

Faculty, Still Need Help?