Texas Tech University

From Anywhere

May 2016 Edition

Worldwide eLearning News & Events

eLearning Grad Student Wins Poster Competition

Worldwide eLearning Research Assistant Gail Alleyne Bayne won first place in the "Exploring, Learning, & Teaching I" category in the Graduate Student Research Poster Competition. Her poster was based on her research on mental fatigue among university students enrolled in online courses.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Names New Director

Shelby Crews was recently named the director for Texas Tech University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She'll work with volunteers to design educational programs for adults ages 50 and older in the South Plains, Fredericksburg, Junction and Marble Falls.

Shelby Crews, OLLI at TTU

Human Sciences Staffer Recognized for Service to Distance Students

The TTU College of Human Sciences' GPIDEA Campus Coordinator, Taylor Wright, received a "Great IDEA Award" at the Great Plains IDEA Spring Meeting for her outstanding service to distance learning students recently.

Taylor Wright, GPIDEA


TTUISD Nationally Ranked for Online High School Program

Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) was ranked as one of the best online high school programs in the nation by Best College Reviews. While 25 schools were recognized, TTUISD was ranked No. 4 overall and was the highest ranked program in Texas.

On Accessibility

Captioning Software Available to TTU

Worldwide eLearning has purchased self-captioning software, Synchimedia Movie Captioner, to help with the captioning of instructional videos.

Instructional Design Tips

Starting From the End: Course Evaluation

Spending a little time at the end of the semester to reflect on your course quality can enhance online teaching methods and students' learning experiences.

New Technology Notes

Turning Point Cloud

Texas Tech is moving to the Turning Point Cloud, a new version of the Turning Technologies clicker software and Responseware app. This will be available in Fall 2016 and a license will be required for instructors and students that use the devices.

Blackboard @ TTU

Import and Export Blackboard Tests

Instructors occasionally ask us how to copy a Blackboard test from one course to another, or how to share a test with a colleague who is teaching the same course. These instructions will walk you through the process to import and export Blackboard tests. Contact the Blackboard Support Team if you have questions or need assistance.

At the Regional Sites

TTU at Waco Student Assistants Help With Recruiting and More

TTU at Waco has benefited from the help of two student assistants this spring. Bridgette Allan and Kristen McQuade have worked on the regional site's recruiting, administrative tasks and more.

Bridget and Kristen in Waco