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MARCH 2017

Self-Discipline and Flexibility: Emma Nicholas’ Experience of TTUISD

A dog walker by morning, a model in the afternoon and a student every time in between, Emma is a TTUISD student who is setting an example of what someone can accomplish with a little bit of drive and a whole lot of passion. STORY»

OLC Innovate Conference: Education Reimagined

You are invited to virtually participate in this year’s OLC Innovate Conference April 5-7, 2017. TTU Worldwide eLearning has purchased a group unlimited license for the conference and you can participate virtually, for free, from your desk. This virtual conference registration is limited to TTU faculty/staff/GA/TA/GPTIs. DETAILS»

State Authorization Update

More states are now authorized to offer distance education to Texas Tech students. STORY»

Spring 2017 eLearning Training Sessions

Worldwide eLearning offers multiple training classes throughout the semester to assist faculty as they develop new high quality online, hybrid, or web-supported classes. Our list of events has all of our training courses with links to more information. EVENTS»

Accountability When Teaching Online

Dr. Angela Lumpkin, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Management, discusses the necessity for accountability in course development. STORY»

Self-Paced Courses Are Not Online Courses

Distance education courses at our institutions should be marked by instructor-led regular and substantive interaction. HERE'S WHY»

9 Practical Tips for Blackboard Collaborate Classic: Infographic

Blackboard Collaborate is a browser-based web conferencing solution that makes distance teaching and learning simple. Our Instructional Design Team has put together some practical tips for making the most of it.
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Blackboard @ TTU: The Blackboard Announcement Tool

Wondering how to send announcements to your students? The Blackboard Announcement Tool is simple and efficient! It also includes the option to not only create the announcement in your Blackboard course, but will send the email to your student’s primary email address for quick notification. Contact the Blackboard Support Team if you have questions or need assistance.

TTU Licenses Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor®.

Texas Tech University has obtained a license for Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor®. Respondus Monitor is an add-on tool for LockDown Browser that lets students record themselves with a webcam during an online exam. STORY»

Being Creative with Color

There are seven steps to making a syllabus accessible and encompassing good universal design elements. This month we will be covering Steps Five and Six: Don’t use color for emphasis and consider color contrast. STORY»

Universal Design for Online Courses Printable PDF

According to the US Department of Education (2016), 11% of students in higher education have a disability, not including the other various ways the student population have diverse needs. Developing a course that includes Universal Design of Online Learning elements allows online courses to consider disabilities along with English language learners, learning styles and even various state educational standards. Download an accessible PDF or request two-sided, printed copies of this informational sheet by emailing elearning.oa@ttu.edu.

TTU Llano River Field Station to Host Texas Envirothon

The Llano River Field Station at TTU Center at Junction is hosting the Texas Envirothon, a team competition with the goal of furthering high school students’ environmental literacy. STORY»

TTU at Collin First Annual Presidential Reception

Recently, TTU at Collin hosted their First Annual Presidential Reception. The event provided prospective students and current students the opportunity to meet and network with members of the Red Raider Community. STORY»

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