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January 2016 Edition

Worldwide eLearning News & Events

Texas Tech's Online Programs Nationally Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

For the fourth consecutive year the university's online education programs have been recognized by the prestigious news organization. Several graduate programs climbed in rank, and this is the first time bachelor's programs have ranked.

US News & World Report Best Online Programs Texas Tech

eLearning Administrator Assigned Continuing Education Responsibilities

Oversight of Continuing Education was recently added to Worldwide eLearning's duties, and Otto Ratheal has been charged by the Provost with the associated approvals and responsibilities.

Discover Texas Tech: Worldwide eLearning

Worldwide eLearning was recently featured in the Office of Communications & Marketing's "Discover Texas Tech" video series. The series offers a unique perspective into the university and all it has to offer.

Discover Texas Tech: Worldwide eLearning

Spring 2016 eLearning Training Sessions

Worldwide eLearning continues to provide a wide range of support to faculty and staff. Our list of events has all of our training courses with links to more information.

On Accessibility

Benefits of Transcribing and Captioning (via 3Play)

The beginning of the semester is upon us, and it is time to review your courses for any videos that need captions or audio files that need transcripts. The obvious reason to add captions and transcripts is for accommodation of students with auditory disabilities but there are many other uses for your transcripts.

Instructional Design Tips

Designing Effective Online Discussions

A concise article with resources to help with those daunting online discussions.


NBC LEARN – Blackboard Tool

The education arm of NBC News provides more than 12,000 stories that can be used as part of a Blackboard course.

at the Regional Sites 

TTU at Junction Hosts 3rd Annual Trail of Lights (Photo Gallery)

TTU at Junction hosted its 3rd annual "Trail of Lights" event in December prior to departing for the winter break. Approximately 150 community members from Junction and the Texas Hill Country region were in attendance.

Junction Trail of Lights

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