Texas Tech University

May 2015 Edition

From Dr. Louder

Dr. Justin Louder addresses some concerns about the necessity of captioning in this note on our website.

Spring 2015 EDIT Practicum Project Showcase

EDIT Practicum

Students in the College of Education's EDIT (Educational Instructional Technology) program presented their newly developed online courses recently at the Spring 2015 EDIT Practicum Project Showcase. See a handful of photos from the event in our Facebook album.

Blackboard @ TTU

Test Availability Exceptions

How do you give extra time to take a test in Blackboard when a student has a letter of accommodation from Student Disability Services or needs to take a makeup exam? Instructors can give students extra time based on individualized criteria entered in the Test Availability Exceptions section of the test options. Read the instructions on our website.

Instructional Design Tips

Begin With a Course Design Plan

Creating a quality online course may seem like a daunting task. Learn how to make the process more manageable with a course design plan in this article on our website from Anita Nuñez.

New Technology Notes

Blackboard Learn Ap

Blackboard Mobile Learn App

The Blackboard Mobile™ Learn app takes interactive teaching and learning mobile, giving students and instructors access to their courses, content and organizations on a variety of devices including iOS® and Android™ smartphones. See more in this article on our website from Ron Nail.

On State Authorization 

Texas Senate Bill 1470

Texas Senate Bill 1470 would allow state public institutions to join in state authorization reciprocity agreements. Learn more in this article on our website from Tom Dolan.

Regional Site News

Fredericksburg Hosts Wine Symposium

Texas Tech University Higher Education Teaching Site at Fredericksburg hosted the inaugural Hill Country Wine Symposium recently. More than 100 grape and winemaking professionals from across the state were in attendance. Read more about the event in this article on our website from Kelly Podzemny.

eLearning Training Sessions at the TLPDC

Join us at the TLPDC for upcoming training sessions for instructors of online and distance courses.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2-4 p.m.Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Basic Training
  • Wednesday, May 27, 9:30-11 a.m.Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Test Tool
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2-3 p.m.Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Assignment Dropbox
  • 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. Register on the TLPDC's website at http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu.

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