Teaching and Learning with Technology

What We Do

  • The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) works with all instructors to incorporate technology into courses, and provides pedagogical and technical certification workshops, events, and specialized programs on a variety of topics.
  • TLT serves as the point-of-contact to seek approval for off-campus face-to-face courses and educational activities offered outside Texas.
  • TLT provides information and administrative services to online programs and future and current distance learners.

What Teaching & Learning with Technology Can Do For You


New Distance Education (DE) Programs and Off-Campus Courses

The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) assists academic units with the procedures to offer a new distance education program (including transitioning an
existing degree into DE format) and off-campus courses. An off-campus course is one in which more than 50 percent of the instruction occurs when the students and instructor(s) are
in the same physical location and the location is not TWU’s main campus. This includes offering non-health related courses at TWU’s Dallas and Houston campuses.

State Authorization

TLT handles TWU’s state authorization compliance, which is the process of gaining approval from other states to operate within their borders. “Operate” can refer to online course; face-to-face courses; internships, practicums or student teaching, etc.; research; proctored exams; and business practices such as employing faculty or staff in another state; having a branch  campus; advertising and recruiting. TLT manages TWU’s participating in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) and makes sure TWU adheres to other state and federal regulations pertaining to state authorization and programs that prepare students to enter a licensed profession.

Canvas Administration

TLT oversees the University’s learning management system (LMS) and integrated tools. This includes course creation, user creation, and related processes in Canvas. The LMS Manager provides immediate responses to problems and emergency situations affecting normal operations. System performance is reviewed and proactively managed.


Partnership Opportunities

TLT’s instructional designers (IDs) maintain, develop and implement professional development events on pedagogy. They collaborate with academic components and faculty members on issues related to teaching and learning with technology.

Academic Component Partnerships

The instructional design partners work with department leaders to identify goals and objectives in order to develop personalized, unique workshops and training on topics related to teaching and learning with technology.

Instructional Design Partners

Instructional designers partner with faculty and academic components to answer questions about teaching and learning in one-on-one consultations, small group settings, workshops
and symposia. They are knowledgeable and can assist with:

  • Designing or redesigning Canvas courses
  • Aligning course content to learning objectives
  • Improving assessment and measurement
  • Developing learner activities to improve learner interaction
  • Introducing new technology
  • Enhancing student communication and support
  • Increasing course accessibility and usability

Professional Development

Professional Learning Opportunities

The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology offers advanced, professional, learning opportunities to help instructors, students and staff improve their knowledge, competence, skill and effectiveness. TLT offers the following professional development events throughout the year:

Annual Events

  • Academic Success Lecture
  • Teaching and Learning Symposium

Ongoing Training

Please visit the Professional Development website for the latest event details.

Specialized Programs

• Faculty Academy
• Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy

Quality Assurance

Instructors can contact instructional design partners to discuss ways to improve their course and to have an objective review of their course. All reviews and discussions are confidential and can be used for continuous improvement of the design, activities, assessments, and instructional strategies.

Universal Design

Universal Design helps instructors implement their courses to be usable by all students, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaption or accommodation. Instructors using universal design increase usability, engagement, and access to content for everyone. Therefore, the goal of Universal Design is for instructors to use a variety of teaching methods to remove any barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities for success.

Quality Matters

The Quality Matter Rubric, a set of standards dedicated to the continuous improvement of online learning and course design, can be used in a variety of ways to help instructors develop, redesign, and assess their online and hybrid courses. Learn more about Quality Matters. If you are interested in becoming involved with Quality Matters and how it can help you improve your online and hybrid courses, email Dr. Denise Lott Arellano, or call 940-898-2263.

Learn More

Teaching & Learning with Technology
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204
Stoddard Hall, Room 313
940-898-3409 | TLT@twu.edu | twu.edu/TLT



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