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How do I get approved to teach at an off-campus location or on the weekend?
All faculty and adjunct faculty that teach at Utah Valley University are approved by the Academic Department where the course is offered. If you are interested in teaching contact the Department Chair for your field of study.
When do I get paid for teaching?
UVU official pay days are the 1st and the 16th of each month. If you sign up for direct deposit the funds are usually made available to you the day prior.
Spring Semester 2011 Dates:
February 1, 16
March 1, 16
April 1, 15
What is UVLink and How Do I Access It?
UVLink is UVU's secure single sign-on portal for students, faculty, and administrative staff to access authenticated online services such as:
- The Blackboard Course Management System
- Student records and Services
- University licensed software downloads
- Various campus forms
- Faculty online services
- Employee online services
- And many more!
What is Blackboard and How Can I Use it?
Blackboard is a system that allows online interaction between students and instructors. In Blackboard, instructors and students can e-mail each other and have discussions, instructors can share class materials and post grades, students can take assessments and submit assignments.
The Innovation Center (formerly TETC) is located in the Library in LI 114. They offer workshops several times throughout the semester or you can use their self help handout. Blackboard is being replaced with Instructure Canvas Summer 2012.
How do I post Grades?
Grading must be done through UVLink. Click here for a complete list of instructions. Faculty can now change grades through the same portal.
How do I submit exams to the Testing Center?
You can submit them in person at the Wolverine Testing Center (WS 112) or online.
- Tests must be submitted by noon the day before students are to begin taking them
Please provide enough copies for the entire class if dropping them off. For Banner Index # - Contact Extended Studies at 863-8449
The front page of each exam must contain:
- Name of Class, Section, Course Number (ie. Ethics and Values - PHIL 2050 S61)
- Instructors Name
- Answer Key (if Testing Center is scoring exams - must be on red scantron)
- Work Order Form filled out
Where can I get help using the media equipment?
The Innovation Center provides several services for faculty and staff. Mark Hugentobler or Carlos Alarco offer individual trainings on using all types of media equipment. They are located in the library in LI 114 or call them at 863-6127. They provide the following resources:
- DVD <---> VHS Recording Equipment
- High-end scanning equipment (slide and film , large document fed, high-res image)
- PDF conversion
- CD authoring
- Audio/video digitization
- Graphic design applications
- Web development applications and resources
- General office and productivity applications
Where do I make copies?
Facilitators at the off-campus locations, UVU North @ Lehi & Westlake and UVU South @ Spanish Fork can make copies for you. You can email your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll have your materials ready by class time. Faculty teaching at UVU West @ National Guard Building and Wasatch Campus should have a code assigned by their academic department to make copies at each location. Our staff can assist you. Those teaching for Weekend College should also have a code assigned to use in the various copiers on campus or copies can be dropped off or emailed to the Copy Centers: Student Center SC 101g, Gunther Trades Building GT 516d.
How do I access class rolls, contact students, etc?
Faculty can obtain their class rolls and student contact information through UVLink. Once you log in, under the Faculty Tab, you'll see in the Faculty Services channel in the center of the page, a link to class roster. Photo class roster only works on campus. You can also access your class roll through Blackboard. Extended Studies will provide a class roll to you the first class meeting.
Where do I make copies?