General Information & Tips
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- Frequently Asked Questions
- Tk20 recommends using the web browser Google Chrome. Internet Explorer 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.
- Check syllabi and consult instructors for assessments that must be submitted to Tk20.
- Tk20 is secure and confidential. No one will have access to your files except you, your instructors, and advisors.
- To log in, use your iLearn or TTU student email as the username (without @students.tntech.edu) and password. Do not enter your T-number!
- 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.
Accounts & Refunds
- 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.
TTU STUDENT PURCHASE REQUIREMENT
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: $133.00. 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 purchase.
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.
- For accounts completely unused, and a refund is requested between 31 days and 6 months of purchase: 50% refund.
- No refunds will be issued for used accounts and/or after six months of purchase under any condition.
- Student accounts can be transferred between universities with Tk20 contracts. For example, if you purchase Tk20 at TTU and then transfer to another university using Tk20, you can also transfer your Tk20 subscription.
- Email the Unit Administrator at email@example.com. 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 TTU, 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.
- Submitting an Assignment
- Submitting URL/Link Assignments
- Submitting Video Assignments
- Recalling (Deleting) a Submitted Assignment
- How to use Handbrake to Compress & Convert a Video
- How to Determine the Size of a Video File
- Field Experience Binder Overview Guide
- Observation Lesson Plan Template
- SPED Observation Lesson Plan Template
- EXPW Observation Lesson Plan Template
- Uploading Documents/Files
- Uploading Additional or Removing Documents/Files
- Completing a Form
- Locating a Supervisor's Assessments Use this guide to find clinical and faculty supervisors' observation, Context for Learning (practicum level), and other rubrics completed in a field experience.
- Creating and Maintaining an Attendance Record
- How to Open/Unlock/Recall a Submitted Binder
- 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.
- 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 Portfolio Submitted for Internal Review
If you feel that you are eligible for a refund, please complete the online Tk20 Refund Request.
TRANSFERRING AN ACCOUNT
Use the guides below to apply to the 2+2 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION undergraduate and MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING graduate programs.
Use the guide below to apply for a TEACHING LICENSE or admission to the TRANSITIONAL LICENSURE program.
Contact Amanda Roberts (931-372-3097; firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions about either process.
Field & 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 culminating field experiences.
Complete this Lesson Plan Template prior to clinical or faculty supervisor observations.
Use this guide to help upload lesson plans, Context for Learning files (practicum level), research papers, and other documents/files to a binder.
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.
Residency and Student Teaching candidates only.
Check the Tk20 Mentor Teacher Resources page for mentor guides and tips.
Tennessee Tech does not use the “Submit for Internal Review” 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.