Texas Tech University

Focus Coordinator FAQs

 

How do I access the TTU K-12 Portal?

Open a Web browser and navigate to the TTU K-12 Focus Portal.

From the login screen as shown below, enter your username and password and click "Log in".

focus portal

After successfully logging into the portal, you will be taken to your Dashboard. The Dashboard is your starting point into viewing student counts, students, student contact information, student's grade book, final course grades, your profile, and contacting TTU K-12.

Dashboard

On your Dashboard, you can view a list of your students, profile information, preferences, forms, announcements and student tabs.

coordinator dashboard

My Profile

In the "My Profile" area you will see your personal information including your User ID number, gender, email address, phone number, and other details.

my profile

Finding Your Students

All active and former students will appear in the list on the left menu. Click on the student's name in the list to view additional information on each student.

students

Once you click on the student's name, additional options will appear under their name. Click on the option you want to view, including the student's contact information, matriculation number, birth date, authorized users, course history, Final Course grades, etc.

student detail

student detail

Changing Your Password

Users have 5 attempts to login before their account becomes locked. If your account gets locked out, please wait 2 hours before trying again.

To change your password, click on the preferences option in the left menu and then click the password tab. Provide your current password and then your new password in the boxes. Click save in the upper right corner of the screen.

The rules for creating a new password are:

  • passwords must be at least 9 characters long,
  • must contain a mix of upper- and lower-case characters,
  • have at least 1 numeric character,
  • have at least 1 special character.

The password change dialog will display a Valid Password message when the typed  password meets all the requirements.

password

Preferences

You can change preferences such as highlight color, language, student list format, etc.

preferences

 

Student Information Options

student detail

student detail

On the student information page you will see, their contact information and a list of linked users, other coordinators, who are authorized to view the student's information.

student information

 

Student Demographics

Under student demographics you can view personal information, external school information, and email address.

demographics

 

Forms

Each student will have individual options available including access to Forms and Forms Summary.

forms

 

Student Grades and Student Schedule

Student Grades will display a list of completed courses, the teacher and the final course grade.

grades

 

How do I contact TTU K-12 student services?

On the left-hand menu, click on "Contact TTU K-12" to view more details.

coordinator dashboard


 

[Blackboard]

How do I view my students in the Learning Management System (LMS)

If you need to check your student's progress or view their assignment grades, click the "Sign into Blackboard" link in the alerts area of your dashboard and you will be taken directly into Blackboard.

coordinator lms

Blackboard Home Page

Once you are in Blackboard you will click the Parent Dashboard link in the Tools Menu on the left side of the Blackboard Home Page.

blackboard home

Parent Dashboard

If you have multiple students you will see them listed by username, number of classes, and last system access. To observe a student click their username.

blackboard student list

If they have more than one course enrollment you will see them listed on the next page where you click the drop down list and click Observe.

blackboard student courses

Course Home Page ->My Grades 

To view your student's assignment grades, click the "My Grades" link in the left menu option.

blackboard course home

You can view All, Graded, Upcoming, or Submitted assignments. You can also change the order in which they are viewed using the Order by drop down menu.

blackboard gradebook

To observe another student, click the My Institution link on the top menu bar and you will be returned to the Blackboard Home Page. Click the Parent Dashboard to be taken back to your student list to select another student to observe.

 

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