Students' CPS Instructions
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A.2, classdata on the homepage)
I. Getting started: This is one of the most important
handouts in this class. It will save you a lot of trouble if you follow the
instructions carefully and provide with answers to many questions you'll have
during the semester.
First of all you need a remote. If you don't have one the
University COOP cells them for about $4 each. If you already have a remote from
a previous semester go ahead and use it.
Online cps-registration: (also referred to as cps-enrollment) At the
beginning of every semester you are required to pay an enrollment fee of
$12.50. By paying this amount you purchase an enrollment code for this semester
only. You are going to use this code to register as a new CPS user. "I already
have an account from the previous semester. Can I use it?" - No. If you do
skip the payment and login as an existing user, the system will allow you to
enroll in a class, but a month or so later your account will expire, your name
will disappear from the class roster and your records will be lost. To register
as a new user please follow the instructions below.
Go to www.einstruction.com.
Click on “students” in
the upper right corner.
Select “University of Texas”. Then click the “Choose course” button to
- Enter your class-key (see top of this page), and
the serial number on your remote. Your
remote won't work if you make a typo in your serial number. Then click
“Purchase access” Here you will
pay a $12.50 fee with a credit card. You can also purchase an enrollment
code at COOP. With the code you can proceed with online registration as a
new user by clicking "Join the class" button.
- Create your own user name and password.
Please use your UTEID as your student ID while entering
your contact information at CPS Online. This enables data to be easily
transferred to eGradebook and Blackboard.
- On the next screen, enter the relevant payment
information. Then proceed with your online registration.
- This is very important! CPS system is provided
by eInstruction and not by UT. This is your purchase that the instructor
has chosen for the class. Please make sure that the instructor has
explained the necessity of it and that you take full advantage of the system
during the semester. If you don't like it or think it's unnecessarily
expensive or unnecessary at all please make sure to specify that on the
survey at the end of the semester so that we can let eInstruction know. Every
- Printout your cps enrollment information on the
screen after you finish step 6, including your username, password, and response number (or pad number). You are now a registered user for the current
semester. The pad number will be used throughout the semester as your identity
in your class. You will see it flash on the screen when you use your
remote in class.
- Using cps in more than
one class: Since you are now a registered user, log in first. Then enroll
in as many classes as you want inside your account. Note: Your pad number
will probably be different in each class.
For any question related to your cps-online
registration, please contact eInstruction at 1-888-707-6819.
II. During the semester.
can view your grades at www.einstruction.com by logging in with your user name
and password. It's your responsibility to make sure your remote works by
checking that you pad number flashes on the screen when you answer AND by
checking your responses through your eInstruction account.
III. How to get help.
If your remote does not work, you have
trouble registering for CPS, need help enrolling in a class, can't access your
records online, or need other assistance these are the sources to get help.
see if we already have a solution for you at our Tech Support link among Common
you are having a problem with your remote, you can visit ITS help desk at the
FAC (Flawn Academic Center) room 200-B. Their URL is http://www.utexas.edu/its/help/
your einstruction online registration and account problems you should contact
eInstruction at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 1-888-707-6819. Their main website is www.einstruction.com
are also FAQs
bulletin links on our homepage.
(modified in Jan 13th 2005)