GMBA Staff with Santa
Happy holidays to all online students from the GMBA crew! Congratulations to the new graduates from the GMBA program. Welcome to all new and returning online students! In this issue of the newsletter, we would like to share the information on the following topics:
GMBA Registration and Advising
GMBA Tech Support
UTD Help Desk
UTD Records Office
SOM Advising Office Mailing Address:
The University of Texas at Dallas
We are pleased to announce the Spring 2006 rollout of our new web conferencing tool, Elluminate Live. This powerful tool combines Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), application and desktop sharing, instant messaging, and whiteboard functionality to create a powerful, easy-to-use, collaborative learning environment. For more information, visit the Elluminate website at http://www.elluminate.com/index.jsp. Elluminate will replace the existing telephone conference tool “MeetingPlace” beginning in Spring 2006 semester.
Interaction Made Easy With Elluminate
Elluminate provides an advanced web conferencing environment that is easy to use and works with most bandwidths. Below are just a few of the opportunities Elluminate Live! provides.
Elluminate Training & Hands-On Demos
Elluminate’s training website provides a wide range of training guides and recorded demonstrations to familiarize you with the many easy-to-use functions available to use. Just go to http://www.elluminate.com, and click on the “Training” link on the left-hand side. This training site has numerous demos and guides for students to go through. Below is a short list of those demos and guides we have found to be most useful for students. (Students are free, however, to go through the other information listed on the page as well.)
Technical Requirements for Using Elluminate
Each user will need a microphone connecting to a computer with Internet access. Elluminate Live requires Sun Microsystems Java Web Start™ to be installed on your machine. First time users will be prompted to do a quick set-up to have this required software installed if they don’t already have it. A link to this set-up will be sent to users with the meeting access information. For this and other useful information, go to the Elluminate Support site, http://www.elluminate.com/support/, and go through the First Time Users section.
How to Schedule a Student Group Meeting
To schedule a group meeting for an online class, please send a request one week in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include course name, meeting date, time, duration and number of participants. The requester will be the group meeting moderator.
For any questions or comments regarding using Elluminate, please email email@example.com or call 972-883-5964.
We would like to remind you that you can nominate an online course
instructor for the excellence in online teaching which is awarded annually at
School of Management. We thank those of you who have submitted their
nominations for this semester's online instructors. If you haven't submitted
your nomination yet, you still have the opportunity to acknowledge a
In this coming Spring 2006 semester, The Global MBA Online program, will be offering 8 core courses and 8 electives. The Accounting Online program is also offering 8 online courses. Please see the Course Offering page for the complete course list. If you haven't registered yet, please send your course registration request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Profile of a new online course:
MKT 6332.0G1 Advertising and Promotional Strategy
To provide an adequate overview of the field of “Promotional Strategy &
Management” from a managerial standpoint. The fundamental concepts will be
systematically presented in class sessions and related to real-life business
situations. Numerous examples and caselets will be used to highlight the most
relevant topics & issues.
About the instructor: Prof. Biswas has taught Marketing courses for the last 18 years at Purdue University, SMU & UTD. He has had 2 years of experience working with and for advertising agencies, has worked for 2 years in industry and has also been in marketing consulting for 7 years.
Any graduate student planning to graduate this
coming semester needs to contact the Global MBA Advisor, Corina Cantua at
email@example.com, to verify all the
degree requirements have been met. In addition, the student must submit
an online graduation application by January 17th.
Congratulations to this fall's 23 graduates of the Global MBA Online program who were recognized at UTD's School of Management commencement ceremony on December 10th.
Academic calendar: Please keep in mind that our program follows the exact same academic calendar of the university. All deadlines apply to online students. It's important that you follow the schedule to pay fees, drop/add classes, etc.
Course registration: Priority is given to GMBA students for core course registration. GMBA students should register for classes during the early registration period. Registration request from graduate students with other majors will be processed when regular registration starts. Please send your registration request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduation application: The deadline for graduation application for Spring 2006 is Tuesday January 17. Please email the GMBA Advisor at email@example.com if you are graduating. Please also see the Graduation Web Site for more information.
Updating password: Please make sure you have a valid UTD NetID account and update your account password periodically (6-12 months) so that you can access UTD WebCT courses without any interruption. Please see GMBA FAQ - Password. You can go to the NetID Page for password updating.
Spring 2006 term course starting dates: 3-credit full term and 1st 8-week courses start on January 9, 2nd 8-week courses start on March 13. Courses will be released for student access on or right before these dates. Please check out the Getting Started Information page for course access instructions and other information. An email reminder will also be sent out to all registered students right before the semester starts.
Summer 2006 academic calendar will be available at: UTD Academic Calendar page.