Texas Tech University

General Overview: IT Resources for Remote Productivity

Function Technology Resource Description & Features
Business Operations, Academic Operations Raiderlink Student Portal
  • Central point for online access to registration, grades, billing, financial aid
  • Internal business portal
Online Course Delivery Blackboard Learning Management System Online course delivery – eLearning aids with migrating course content and creating a BB course
  • Published and custom content
  • Quizzes and Exams
  • Rosters and attendance - Integrated with Banner Student Information System
Communication and Engagement Confluence Wiki Sites Asynchronous posting used for collaboration in business operations and academic instruction, similar to a blog
Online Content Delivery - Video Sonic Foundry Mediasite Video - Lecture Capture
  • Hardware and software for recording lectures
  • Support for live streaming
  • Captures instructor and presentation simultaneously
  • Includes searchable repository and playback website
Academic, Business Live Communications Microsoft Teams or Blackboard Collaborate Video/Audio Conferencing
  • Using Microsoft Teams for online meetings, documenting meeting notes, and coordinating calendars. Also includes whiteboarding, file sharing, and live chat.
  • Using Blackboard Collaborate for online course instruction and group discussion, course notes, and calendar coordination. Also includes whiteboarding, file sharing, and live chat.
  • For those not familiar with these tools, TTU also has a number of Zoom licenses available at no cost to the departments during this time.
Document creation, sharing, collaboration, and access. OneDrive for Business or TechShare File Storage and Access
  • Safely store operational or academic documents needed for business and academic continuity.
  • Documents easily accessible from home, and can be shared with colleagues.
  TTU Enterprise Microsoft SharePoint
  • SharePoint sites are available to each TTU department
  • Useful for online collaboration, document storage, and simultaneous document editing
  Microsoft Teams (powered by SharePoint Online)
  • The hub for teamwork in Office 365
  • Invite everyone you work with to chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place, no matter where you are.
Software needed to perform institutional business and operations Site Licensed Software – virtualized or available for download
  • Adobe
  • AutoCAD
  • ESRI
  • Maple
  • Microsoft
  • SAS
  • SPSS
Learning and Teaching Tools Computer-based Training - Technology