Instructor Access

If you are a new institution trying out Quest, you will have 120 days to evaluate Quest free of charge. Follow the instructions below to get started.

non-UT Instructor Sign-up

Welcome to the Quest sign-up page for off campus instructors. Please follow the following steps to access Quest as an instructor:

  1. Get a UT EID
  2. Fill out the form on the Quest instructor profile page
  3. Send in proof of instructor status

Read about the institution subscription fee here.


1. Get a UT EID

If you have not already done so, obtain a UT EID from http://www.utexas.edu/eid.

Please avoid creating a second EID.

If you already have an EID, please check that your information in the EID system is correct. Choose Manage my UT EID Profile on the EID Self-Service Tools page to view your current EID contact information. If you can't find answers on the EID help pages, contact the UT Help Desk at (512) 475-9400 for assistance.

It is important to protect your EID & password. In order to protect the confidential information in Quest, please do not share your EID password with anybody.

2. Fill-out the Quest Instructor Profile

  • Log into the instructor side of Quest to fill out your profile: https://quest.cns.utexas.edu/initial/signups/instructor_profile
  • Click on "Log In"
  • You will be asked for your EID and password and once entered, you should see the Quest profile page.
  • If you do not see the Quest home page, click on this URL again: https://quest.cns.utexas.edu/initial/signups/instructor_profile
  • Any errors with the EID login need to be addressed with the UT Help Desk (see Get a UT EID above).
  • Fill out and save the institution information in the Quest profile.
  • If your city and/or institution does not exist in Quest, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add it.
  • If you teach more than one subject, choose one department as a default. You can change this as necessary for each course you create.
  • Currently all assignment due dates use the Central Standard Time (CST) time zone.
  • Click the Update Profile button to save the information.

3. Send in Proof of Instructor Status

In order to verify that you are an instructor at a non-profit educational institution, please email one of the following items to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • a letter of employment, 
  • a faculty ID showing the name of your school,
  • or, a recent paystub from your school (can black out any sensitive information.)

Please allow 3 business days for authorization.

Once you're approved, you're ready to use Quest. Visit our instructor wiki pages for tips on how to get started quickly.