Tk20

Some departments at Northwest Nazarene University have begun implementing the use of a web-based application called Tk20, an assessment and reporting system. Specifically, the Education and Counselor Education programs are using Tk20 in a variety of ways to help students succeed and to meet accreditation goals. These include:

  • Program-level assessments
  • Standards-based electronic portfolios
  • Tracking and management for field experience and clinical practice
  • Student application process and advisement
  • Data aggregation and document storage
  • Report generation

Note: Tk20 offers two similar products: HigherEd and CampusWide. NNU is licensing HigherEd.

Tk20 Resources

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDFs and  Adobe Flash Player to view the video tutorials. All of the videos are 5 or fewer minutes in length.

Resources for Students

Topic Step-by-Step Guide  Video Tutorial
Overview   View
Logging In/Navigation Read or Print View
Creating Folders and Artifacts Read or Print View
Completing an Application Read or Print View
Submitting an Assignment Read or Print View
Submitting the Tech Portfolio Assignment Read or Print View
Completing a Field Experience Binder Read or Print View
Creating an Assessment Portfolio Read or Print View
Checking Your Work   View
Manual, created by Tk20 Staff Read or Print  

Resources for Faculty and Adjuncts

Topic Step-by-Step Guide  Video Tutorial
Logging In/Navigation Read or Print  
Reviewing an Application Read or Print  
Assessing an Assignment Read or Print View
Completing a Disposition Evaluation Read or Print  
Manual, created by Tk20 Staff Read or Print  

Resources for Field Experience Supervisors

Also known as Cooperating Teachers (Education) or Site Supervisors (Counselor Education)

Important: Refrain from assessing the Field Experience Binder until your student lets you know that s/he has submitted it! 

Topic Step-by-Step Guide Video Tutorial
Logging In/Navigation Read or Print  
Assessing a Field Experience Binder  Read or Print  View

How do I purchase a student Tk20 account?

Counselor Education Students 

You will need to subscribe directly on the website and pay the $100 fee with a credit card. Go to tk20.nnu.edu and click "Click here to purchase your account."  From there you will be prompted to enter payment information; note that Tk20 will also assess a $3 processing fee.   

Education Students 

Undergraduate Students -   The Education department will automatically subscribe you to Tk20 when you enroll in EDUC1100. The one-time subscription amount of $100 is assessed as a course fee and is non-refundable.   

Graduate Students - You will need to subscribe directly on the website and pay the $100 fee with a credit card. Go to tk20.nnu.edu and click "Click here to purchase your account."  From there you will be prompted to enter payment information; note that Tk20 will also assess a $3 processing fee.  Make sure you do this before coming to orientation.

Adult Professional Programs in Education Students -  The Education department will automatically subscribe you to Tk20 when you enroll in one of your first Education classes (EDUC1120 or EDUC7120). The one-time subscription amount of $100 is assessed as a course fee and is non-refundable. 

If you have further questions about your fee, check with your departmental Tk20 contact.

Is it possible to get a refund?

Tk20 will offer refunds for student subscriptions as per the following policy:

  • For accounts completely unused within 30 days of purchase: Full refund.
  • For accounts unused between 31 days and 6 months from purchase date: 50% refund.
  • For accounts after 6 months from date of purchase: No refund, under any condition.

If you feel that you are eligible for a refund, contact your Tk20 Unit Administrator and discuss the situation with her. If you are eligible for a refund, the Unit Administrator can contact Tk20 directly and initiate the refund process.

What is my Tk20 username and password?

Role Username Password Details
Students The same as your NNU network username Your NNU ID number Once your payment is received (either by you subscribing or your program charging a course fee), the Tk20 system will generate your account.
Instructors The same as your NNU network username  Your NNU ID number  Your academic department will provide you with your login.
Field Experience Supervisors Your first initial and last name followed by four zeroes, as in jsmith0000 Your NNU ID number Your academic department will provide you with your login. The username format may not apply if you are also a student or adjunct at NNU. 

Upon your first login, the system will prompt you to change your password to something more secure. Tk20 requires a combination of letters, numbers and special characters, much like your NNU network password.

  • If you do not see a Pending Task on your Home page, communicate with your departmental Tk20 contact. 
  • If you are confused about how to complete a task in Tk20, refer to the TK20 tip sheets or video tutorials above.
  • If your course is not appearing now, it may appear in a few days. Communicate with your departmental Tk20 contact if the issue persists.

Where can I get help if I haven't found an answer on this page?

Departmental Tk20 Contact

  • Counselor Education - Sue Littlehale (slittlehale@nnu.edu or 208-467-8448)
  • Education: Undergraduate students - Audra Butkus (abutkus@nnu.edu or 208-467-8029)
  • Education: Adult/Professional Program in Education students - Julie Howard (jhoward@nnu.edu or 208-467-8023)
  • Education: Graduate Students in C&I, Reading, Exceptional Child Programs  - Jackie Schober (jsschober@nnu.edu or 208-467-8341)
  • Education: Graduate Students in Leadership Programs  - Cindy Williams (cwilliams@nnu.edu or 208-467-8052)

Tk20 Unit Administrator