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From Anywhere Newsletter
News & Events For Faculty Regional Sites

Regional Site Director Receives Top Techsan Award

Dr. Kelly Fox, Director of the Texas Tech University Regional Teaching Sites located in Fredericksburg and Highland Lakes, was recently recognized as a 2016 Top Techsan Award recipient. STORY»

Online Accessibility Chat: Wednesdays at 10am

This hour-long weekly chat allows participants to ask questions about a variety of accessibility concerns. Here's more information on HOW TO CHAT ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY»

TTUISD Employee Selected as Matador Award Recipient

Caitlyn English, Texas Tech University Independent School District’s coordinator of international partnerships, was selected as a 2016 Matador Award recipient. Caitlyn has made significant contributions to growing TTUISD’s International Department since she began there in 2015. STORY»

OLC Accelerate

You are invited to virtually participate in this year’s OLC Accelerate Conference November 16-18, 2016. TTU Worldwide eLearning has purchased a group unlimited license for the conference and you can participate virtually for free from your desk. This virtual conference registration is limited to TTU faculty/staff/GA/TA/GPTIs. DETAILS»

eLearning Enrollment Numbers Gaining Momentum With Students

"The current enrollment of students at Texas Tech is 36,551. However, with technological advances, students are becoming involved in the eLearning system with an additional estimated 2,500 students now enrolled...” Check out this great news from The Daily Toreador about how the Worldwide eLearning department at Texas Tech University is growing. STORY»

Blackboard Webinar Series

Throughout October and November, TTU Worldwide eLearning, the TLPDC, and the IT Division have partnered to offer a new Blackboard webinar series to the campus. These in-depth webinars cover different aspects of utilizing Blackboard including creating and managing assignments, creating tests and surveys, how you might master the grade center, managing your Blackboard content, and how to design for the mobile learner. Each class will be live streamed in the TLPDC. STORY»

Fall 2016 eLearning Training Sessions

Worldwide eLearning offers multiple training classes throughout the semester to assist faculty as they develop new high quality online, hybrid, or web-supported classes. Our list of events has all of our training courses with links to more information. EVENTS»

Blackboard @ TTU: Preserve Your Work

Here’s a great tip for your students! When creating posts for Blackboard Discussions, Blogs, or Journals, write your post offline using MS Word or another text editor first. Then, when you are finished writing the post, copy/paste it into the Discussion, Blog, or Journal area. The reason? A Blackboard session can “time-out” when you are typing lengthy text or if you are interrupted by the phone or someone in the room while typing in the Blackboard HTML text editor. If the session times out before you submit your entry, you will lose the text and it will not be retrievable. Cut and paste will save the day!

Got Images? Get Alt Text

There are a few things you can do to your word documents to help a person who is using a screen reader to better access the information in your document. Making sure each non-textual element (pictures, charts, graphs, clipart, etc.) has an alternative text is an important step in creating accessible word documents. STORY»

New Intern Can Help with Clickers

Worldwide eLearning and Turning Technologies now have an intern on campus to help with Turning Technologies Clickers! His name is Austin Goodman. STORY»

Secrets of Online Course Quality: Alignment

Rethinking assessment can make a difference in how students learn. It's not just about exams and papers. Assessment takes many forms and your objectives are key. STORY»

Catching Up with Collin

Texas Tech University has a regional teaching site located in McKinney, Texas. Texas Tech University at Collin Higher Education Center makes it possible to earn a TTU degree while living in the metroplex. The site had a very eventful October. Be sure to read all about it here! STORY»

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