June 2015 Edition
Worldwide eLearning Events
Come & Go Labs and Last Minute Blackboard Support
Don't wait until the last minute! Get started developing your online course now. The Instructional Design team tells you about upcoming opportunities for help in this article on our website.
Texas Tech Ranked for Best Online Programs for Veterans
Texas Tech University's online graduate programs in Engineering, Education, and Computer Science have ranked in U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs for Veterans. Read more about it in this story on Texas Tech Today.
Blackboard @ TTU
Blackboard Building Blocks
Dr. Justin Louder explains why it is so important to get your Blackboard Building Block request in early in this article on our website.
Instructional Design Tips
Assessing the Learning
Instructional Designer Brian Ditmer has compiled a list of resources helpful in creating more effective assessments in this article on our website.
New Technology Notes
Skillsoft Online Learning
Skillsoft Online Learning is a great way to continue learning, get ahead or just acquire new skills during the upcoming summer months. Learn more about this resource available to Texas Tech faculty and staff article on our website from Ron Nail.
On State Authorization
Texas Senate Bill 1470 Signed Into Law
Texas Senate Bill 1470 requiring Texas to enter into state authorization reciprocity agreement becomes law. Learn more in this article on our website from Tom Dolan.
Regional Site News
Architecture Students Dream a New Vision for El Paso
Robert Alexander González, Director of TTU at El Paso, recently wrote a guest column in the El Paso Times about architecture students there working closely with the Borderplex Alliance. Their help was enlisted to design rich places that define the city and region. Read the full column on the El Paso Times website.
eLearning Training Sessions at the TLPDC
Join us at the TLPDC for upcoming training sessions helpful for instructors of online and distance courses.
• Thursday, July 16, Noon-1 p.m. – Turning Technologies - Turning Point Cloud Overview
• Thursday, August 6, 2-4 p.m. – Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Basic Training
• Monday, August 17, 2-4 p.m. – Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Basic Training
Additional training sessions are planned throughout the rest of the semester. All can be registered for on the TLPDC's website at http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu.
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