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3 Online Students Prove It's Never Too Late to Be a Red Raider

Rick Haasl, Stephanie Legako and Jessamy Brown don't have much in common. They live in different cities and are in different seasons of life, but they have at least one shared experience - earning a degree online at Texas Tech University.

Texas Tech Celebrates 20 Years in the Hill Country

In its first session of the 21st century, the Texas legislature made a commitment to fund higher education in rural Texas. The result was the Texas Tech Higher Education Site at Fredericksburg that opened in 2002.

New Professional Education IT Courses Added to Online Catalog

Texas Tech’s Office of Continuing & Professional Education (OCPE) is announcing three new information technology bootcamp modules.

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Keeping Your Online Students Engaged

If you feel overwhelmed when designing an engaging online class, you are not alone. It is a lot of work! Luckily, we are Texas Tech! The eLearning instructional design staff are dedicated to helping our faculty members create engaging online classes for students around the world.
This article will outline some of the barriers to engagement you and your students face in online instruction and how you can overcome them.

Blackboard Support Features

As many of you have noticed, there is a Support button located at the top of any page you are on in Blackboard. From that page, you can search support articles, select a topic for support articles, create a ticket, or call Blackboard Support. Find out more about this feature in this article!

April 2022 Online Workshops

Don't forget! There are two online workshops scheduled for April 2022. Both sessions discuss different tools available to increase student engagement in your online courses! Links for each session can be found here.

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Texas Tech Creates New Partnership with Forney Independent School District, Dallas College

On January 18, Texas Tech University, along with Forney Independent School District (ISD) and Dallas College – Eastfield Campus, broke ground on the Keith Bell Opportunity Central facility. The facility will be Texas Tech eLearning & Academic Partnerships' newest regional site.

Junction Outdoor Learning Center Helping to Reverse Nature-Deficit Disorder

TTU at Junction’s Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) has been devoted to creating STEM educational experiences that engage K-12 students. The OLC provides hands-on activities that not only stimulate imagination but remedy Nature-Deficit Disorder!

TTU at Jefferson Hosts WSET Course

The Texas Tech University professional development site in Jefferson hosts its first WSET level-one wine course!

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