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NDLW Student Scavenger Hunt

National Distance Learning Week Scavenger Hunt for Students

Open to all Texas A&M University-Texarkana full and part-time students. Employees are not eligible to win. The first person to email the correct (and complete) answer to the question will win the day’s prize. You may only win once per week. Questions open until answered correctly. Send answers to LearningTech@tamut.edu. Good Luck!

Monday's Question:

FOR A PRIZE, what online system allows you to calculate the GPA you need to maintain to reach your desired GPA?

Congratulations to Michelle Erdle for winning the student scavenger hunt contest today. Michelle was the first student to correctly identify Degree Works as the tool you can use to calculate the GPA you need to maintain to reach your desired GPA. To accomplish this, use the GPA Calculator in Degree Works. She will receive a nice prize.

Tuesday’s question:

FOR A PRIZE, what's the name of the all-inclusive search tool used for searching the library's electronic databases?

Congratulations to Nancy Bilyeu for being the first student to correctly identify SWOOP as our Library's all-inclusive search tool. You will find a link to SWOOP on the library's electronic resources web page. Nancy has received a nice prize for her participation in our contest.

Wednesday’s question:

There are three places you can view institutional announcements quickly in Blackboard. FOR A PRIZE, list two of them.

Congratulations to Chikako Plumlee for being the first student to correctly name two of the means by which you can view institutional announcements in Blackboard. This student and several others pointed out a fourth method of viewing these announcements about which I had forgotten. Any of the following methods will work:

  1. They will appear at the bottom of the login page before you log in
  2. In the My Announcements module on the left of the Blackboard homepage
  3. In your course under the Announcements link, you can switch between course and institutional announcements
  4. Or, as this student correctly identified, by clicking on Announcements in the Tools module on the lower left corner of the Blackboard home page.

Thanks to all our participants in this contest. Be sure to watch tomorrow for your next clue, and good luck!

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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