IMPORTANT NOTE: NTU is launching our new Learning Management Platform Blackboard Ultra for the summer 2021 session. All faculty and students will be required to attend a Blackboard training session for online or hybrid courses. Below is information for Faculty and Student new to Blackboard Ultra and online learning.
NTU E-Learning Goal
NTU’s E-Learning goal is to expand access to higher education opportunities for individual and community members of the Navajo Nation and others through electronically offered classes. Our goal is to promote success through curriculum and instruction that address student learning needs through distance education. Provide student support services and programs that complement distance education learning and address student needs. Provide distance education learning support to faculty, staff, and administrators.
E-Learning Mission at NTU
The mission of the E-Learning Department at Navajo Technical University is to provide quality instruction through electronic-based accredited courses to enable students to attain their educational goals. The E-Learning department is committed to student success by supporting efforts to ensure that quality online education and support services are available to learners through a variety of technology resources. The department will extend the offerings of Navajo Technical University courses to the community and beyond through online learning.
Policies & Procedures
Faculty – Online Continuity Plan
Online Continuity Planning is an ongoing plan designed to ensure faculty and students are prepared to continue to provide and access critical online learning functions if a significant disruption interrupts or diminishes access to essential online learning resources.
Students – Online Learning Transition for Students - Moving Online
This guide provides you with the key actions and resources to help you make the shift to online learning as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Login to your NTU SSO login to access Email, Moodle, and complete the following task on the first day of online learning for each of your courses.
Online (ONL) Courses
Course offered fully online using Moodle or some type of learning management system or web presence to enhance the course.
Online Education Committee
Academic Year Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.
Students – NTU Online Learning Readiness Quiz
Is online learning for you? Online Learning requires computer skills, communication skills, and to be a motivated self-starter. Complete the online readiness for online learning by filling out the following assessment to get a good idea of your readiness.
Faculty – Faculty Readiness to Teach Online – Do you have Technical Skills?
Complete the Faculty Online Learning Readiness to teach online or hybrid. Before teaching an online or hybrid course, you should first assess your readiness for stepping into the online learning environment. Your answers to the following questions will help you determine what you need to do to succeed at online learning. Post-survey feedback will also provide you with information on what you can expect from an online course.
Blackboard Ultra new Learning Management System (LMS)
A learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators, and learners with a single robust, secure, and integrated system to create personalized environments.
View grades, print unofficial transcripts, and view your current tuition bill.
Log into your student email (Skyhawk Email) to correspond with your instructors via email.
NTU provides many best practice resources available to online learners. NTU has a variety of online and on-site resources available to students taking online courses. Take advantage of the available resources to use to become a successful online learner.
NTU provides many best practice resources to enable instructors to design, develop, and deliver high quality distance learning courses. Instructors also take advantage of one-on-one faculty development opportunities, as well as hands-on technical training.
State Authorization and Complaint Resolution
Navajo Technical University has been approved by the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. (NC-SARA Website)
NTU Online Course Sharing WICHIE ICE Partners
This opportunity provides quality online course sharing that ensures our students access a variety of online courses to help them stay on track to graduate.
DataPoints are helpful information to help determine our needs and share results.
Online Support for Dual Credit Students
Are you enrolled in an online or hybrid course? This information will help you get started and access all our online resources.