INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE
Learning Resources Center (LRC)
Tk20 Help Desk
Bartoo Hall, Rm. 213
- General Information & Tips
Tk20 recommends using the web browser Google Chrome. Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge may not save information correctly.
Please make sure your web browsers are up-to-date for the best Tk20 performance.
Avoid using your browser's "Back" button while working in Tk20. Use Tk20's buttons (Save, Cancel, etc.), tabs, and side menu items.
Do not open Tk20 in more than one browser/browser tab at a time. The system may not save information correctly.
Most College of Education courses also list Tk20 as a required text in the University Bookstore.
Tk20 is secure and confidential. No one will have access to your files except you, your instructors, and advisors.
- Student Logins
To log in, use your iLearn or Tech student email as the username (without @students.tntech.edu) and password.
Students must change their Tk20 passwords through the ITS website. Changing your password for Tk20 will also change the passwords for your iLearn and email accounts. Follow the Self-Help Guide or contact the ITS Help Desk at 931.372.3975 for further assistance.
- Account Information
TENNESSEE TECH STUDENT PURCHASE REQUIREMENT
All students, regardless of affiliated major and college, enrolled in courses requiring Tk20 must purchase an account and submit the appropriate coursework.
All types of licensure students are required to purchase Tk20. This includes, but is not limited to, transitional/job-embedded, add-on endorsement, CTE, INSL, and any other initial or advanced licensure programs.
Failure to purchase Tk20 can result in a zero for Tk20 assignments and/or final course grade reduced a full letter.
There are two locations to purchase your Tk20 account:
- Tk20: $103.00. Click on the link in the bottom left hand side of the page that states, “Click here to purchase or register your student account.”
- University Bookstore, University Center: $142.85. Financial aid will pay for the subscription like a textbook when purchased through the bookstore. After purchasing the Student Access Kit, you will register the account code through the Tk20 Login page. Click on the link in the bottom left hand side of the page that states, “Click here to purchase or register your student account.”
Tk20 allows for 2-3 business days to activate the account after purchase.
Students cannot log in until the account is activated.
You will purchase Tk20 only once. The account will be active for seven (7) years from the date of activation.
Tk20 will offer refunds for student subscriptions per the following policy:
- For accounts completely unused, and a refund is requested within 30 days of purchase: full refund.
- No refunds will be issued for used accounts and/or after 30 days of purchase under any condition.
If you feel that you are eligible for a refund, please complete the online Tk20 Refund Request.
TRANSFERRING AN ACCOUNT
Student accounts can be transferred between universities with Tk20 contracts. For example, if you purchase Tk20 at Tennessee Tech and then transfer to another university using Tk20, you can also transfer your Tk20 subscription.
Email the Unit Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, include your name, T-Number, username, and the school you want to transfer the account to or from.
If you are transferring an account to Tennessee Tech, also list your student ID# and username at that school.
Your account can only be active at one institution at a time.
Your original expiration date continues to apply.
Only the account activation transfers, not data. For technical reasons Tk20 cannot move the contents of your account from one Tk20 system to another. Practically, this means that once you move institutions you should consider the Tk20 account at your old institution to be locked out and unavailable.
Use the guides below to apply to the 2+2, job-embedded, occupational, and counseling programs.
Step 1: Create an Applicant Account
Use the guide below to complete an application and start the license application process at Tennessee Tech.
Contact Amanda Roberts (Phone 931.372.3097; Email: email@example.com) for questions about the process.
Video File and Uploading Guidelines
In the Bag...
The Camera Display Screen
The Camera Menu (How to make sure you are recording in Standard Definition.)
The Camera Buttons
Using the Wireless Microphone
Plugging in the Camera
Clipping/Exporting with Windows Movie Maker (PC)
Clipping/Exporting with iMovie (Mac)
How to Convert Video Files using VLC Media Player
How to use Handbrake to Compress & Convert a Video
Compressing a Video with Handbrake
How to Determine the Size of a Video File
Field & Clinical Experience
- Field and Clinical Experience
NOTE: Students must have purchased and activated their Tk20 account before being placed in any field experience.
Review this guide if you are beginning practicum, residency, student teaching, internships, or other field experiences.
Lesson Plan Templates:
- Observation Lesson Plan Template
- SPED Observation Lesson Plan Template
- EXPW Observation Lesson Plan Template
Use this guide to help upload lesson plans, Context for Learning files (practicum level), and other documents/files to a binder.
Uploading Additional or Removing Documents/Files
Use this guide to add or exchange documents/files on a binder tab.
Use this guide to complete self-assessments, site evaluations, and other forms in a binder.
Use this guide to find clinical and faculty supervisors' observation, Context for Learning (practicum level), and other rubrics completed in a field experience.
Residency and Student Teaching candidates only.
Check the Tk20 Mentor Teacher Resources page for mentor guides and tips.
Portfolio Quick Guide
Presentation Portfolios Quick Guide
Adding an Artifact to the Artifacts tab Use this guide to create an artifact (document or video) not uploaded or assessed in an assignment, field experience, etc. Once created, the artifact can be attached to presentation portfolios.
- Tk20-edTPA Guide
edTPA Proposal Template
Elementary Mathematics edTPA Proposal Template
edTPA Lesson Plan Template
SPED edTPA Lesson Plan Template
EXPW edTPA Lesson Plan Template
edTPA Video Release Form
Making Good Choices: A Support Guide for edTPA Candidates
Making Good Choices in SPED: A Support Guide for edTPA Candidates
Rubric Level Progressions
Academic Language Handouts
Table of Contents
1.1 Overview of the edTPA Process
2.1 Registering on edtpa.com
2.2 Viewing the Portfolio on Tk20
2.3 Attaching Artifacts to the Portfolio
2.4 Transferring to Pearson from Tk20
2.5 Recalling & Re-Transferring to Pearson
2.6 Transcoding Failures (Transferring Errors)
2.7 Reviewing & Submitting on edTPA.com
Appendix 1: edTPA Status Descriptions
Recalling a Submitted Portfolio
Tennessee Tech does not use the “Submit” button on edTPA portfolios. The above guide demonstrates how to recall the portfolio if you accidentally click this button. This process does not apply when attempting to recall from Pearson. Please see the Recalling & Re-Transferring to Pearson guide above for that process. Please contact the Tk20 Unit Administrator if the portfolio will not unlock.