April 2015 Edition
From Dr. Louder
Justin R. Louder, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Provost for Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning, introduces a few additions to our e-newsletter, From Anywhere, in this note on our website.
Blackboard @ TTU
Frequently Asked Questions Website Launched
The Blackboard Support team fields many questions about using the Grade Center, developing online tests and assignments, copying content into a Live Shell and much more. To help answer them, they've developed a Frequently Asked Questions website. Take a moment to visit and bookmark it for the next time you have a Blackboard question!
instructional design tips
Videos & eLearning
Video is very popular and is easy to implement in online learning. Learn what you should know to use it effectively in this article on our website from Brian Ditmer on the Instructional Design team.
New Technology Notes
With VoiceThread, group conversations can be created and shared in one place to create a classroom community—all with no software to install. Read more about VoiceThread in this article on our website from Ron Nail.
ON State Authorization
A variety of activities beyond 100% online instruction may trigger the need for additional authorization in states outside of Texas. This article on our website from Tom Dolan tells more.
Regional Site News
Junction Offers New Experiences for Students
Texas Tech University Center at Junction was recently featured in a story from The Daily Toreador. It highlighted the Summer I courses offered in Junction that allow students to earn 3 or 4 credit hours in just 15 days. Disciplines taught include Art, Biology and Natural Resource Management. Read more in this DT article.
eLearning Training Sessions at the TLPDC
Join us at the TLPDC for upcoming training sessions for instructors of online and distance courses.
- Wednesday, April 15, 2-3 p.m. - Best Practices for Integrating Blackboard Communication Tools for Online Courses
- Thursday, April 16, 2-3:30 p.m. – Turn It In Training Session
- Tuesday, April 21, 3-4 p.m. – ADA Compliance for Online Courses
- Wednesday, April 29, Noon-1:30 p.m. – EDIT Practicum Showcase
- Thursday, April 30, Noon-1:30 p.m. – eLearning Application Roundtable
Additional training sessions are planned throughout the rest of the semester. Register on the TLPDC's website at http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu.
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