The fee for currently enrolled College of Education students who have not previously purchased a Tk20 subscription is included on tuition bills issued by the Registrar's Office. This is a one-time $100 fee and will not need to be renewed throughout your undergraduate and/or graduate career at The University of Akron. It is clearly identified as Tk20 Portfolio Fee.
If you were recently admitted to the College of Education (for example, middle of the semester), you have not yet been charged for Tk20. If you need to submit to Tk20 for the current semester, you will need to purchase from the website using a credit card. Click the green button at the top of this page then follow the link in the lower left corner of the page.
Always check your tuition bill before purchasing it in this manner!! Once you have purchased a subscription, we will activate your account and login information will be sent to you.
Either way, this subscription is portable--if you transfer to another academic institution that uses Tk20 you will not need to repurchase your subscription.
You will receive your username and password within the first 6 weeks of the new semester. It will be sent to your UA email account.
If you have your UA email forwarded to an alternative email (such as aol, yahoo, gmail), please check your SPAM filters; sometimes Tk20 email is routed somewhere other than your Inbox. If you need your login information resent to you, please click here.
It is very important that you log in as soon as you receive your username and password to ensure that they are working and your course(s) and assignment(s) appear. If your user name and password do not work, or your courses and assignments do not appear, please submit a help request.
Go to the Tk20 log in page and click on the Forgot your username or password? link in the upper left of the page.
Assignments for the current semester will appear in the “Pending Tasks” area of your Home tab, or look under the Courses tab for Current or Previous semesters. Look for the red flag to the left of each pending task.
Download this short guide that shows you how to upload your assignment.
If you are submitting an assignment called a Portfolio, DO NOT follow the Portfolio instructions provided by Tk20 that require using the Artifact Wizard. Use the instructions in the guide above!
It is possible to recall a submitted assignment.
- Click on the Courses in the side menu.
- Click on Coursework located in the side menu below.
- Click on Assignments in the side menu below.
- Place a check mark next to the assignment you want to edit, then click on the Recall button.
- Click on Save or Submit when you have completed making changes.
Note: Only those assignments which have not been assessed or saved by the assessor(s) can be recalled.
If you try to recall an assignment that is being reviewed, you will see this:
In this case you will need to contact your assessor or your campus Tk20 administrator to reopen your assignment for editing.
- Login to your server and click on the Courses side menu.
- Click on Coursework in the side menu below
- Click on Assignments in the side menu below.
- Click on the name of the Assignment you want to view.
Click on the Assessment Tool(s) link to view your assessment.
Note(s): Your Performance Rating for each Criterion and comments from your instructor may appear in the Score column.
- Walk-in help is available in Zook 238.
- Or you can submit an Online Help request
Our goal is to handle inquiries as quickly as possible. Many issues can be handled within the hour. However, depending on the complexity of your situation, it may take up to 4 business days for a resolution.
Announcements and messages may be sent in several ways.
- To your university email account. It is very important that you check your university email account frequently to ensure important communications are not overlooked.
- On the home page of your Tk20 account. At the top of the page are Recent Message. If there is a message listed, click on the link to read the full message.
- On the College of Education Tk20 website.
- On the digital message system (TV) located in several places in Zook Hall.
Please check your SPAM folder to ensure Tk20 email is not being routed there. If you need your login information resent to you, please submit a help request.
Simply put, Tk20 is an online assessment program used to provide evidence that teacher candidates have mastered state and professional standards for the profession.
Tk20 is used by undergraduate and graduate students admitted to College of Education professional education programs that have identified "key" assessments. A list of programs that require use of Tk20 can be found here.
The professional education programs in the College of Education are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The accreditation process requires us to maintain a comprehensive assessment system to analyze student performance data and to engage in continuous improvement. To help us in this effort, the College uses Tk20 Campus Tools for Higher Education, a comprehensive system for outcomes-based assessment, accountability and reporting. In addition to the fee paid by the College, students enrolled in the identified professional education programs are required to subscribe to Tk20.
If you purchased Tk20 previously and the Tk20 fee showed up on your tuition bill again this semester, contact the Tk20 Office by calling (330) 972-2114, or fill out the Online Help form. We will work with the Bursar's Office to remove the fee.
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Click the gold button at the left
Walk-in Help is Available
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Our goal is to handle inquiries as quickly as possible. Many issues can be handled within the hour. However, depending on the complexity of your request, it may take up to 4 business days for a resolution.