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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.  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. Please keep in mind that UA email addresses include the word "zips" (example:

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 submit a help request.

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 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.

Download this short guide that shows you how to upload your assignment.

It is possible to recall a submitted assignment.

  1. Go to the "Courses" tab.
  2. Click "Assignments" in the side menu.
  3. Place a check mark corresponding to the assignments which you would like to recall.
  4. Click the "recall" button located under the label "Assignments."  If you need to make changes within the assignment, you can do that now and re-submit it for assessment.

Note: Only those assignments which have not been assessed or saved by the assessor(s) can be recalled.

  1. Click on the Courses tab.
  2. Click on My Courses located in the side menu to see list of all current courses.
  3. You can also view previous courses and future courses in the Previous Courses and Future
    Courses sub-tabs.
  4. Click on the Course Number of any course to get more information.
  • The Gradebook sub-tab shows grades for any course activities that have been graded.   Click on a grade to view its detail.

All announcements and communications will be sent to your university email account. It is very important that you check your university email account frequently to ensure important communications are not overlooked.

In addition, information is shared on the College of Education Tk20 website and on the digital message system in the hallway near the elevator.

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.

Tk20 is an online artifact assessment program used to collect students’ key assessments. 

Undergraduate and graduate students admitted to College of Education professional education programs with identified key assessments. A list of programs with the Tk20 requirement 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 has purchased 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.

Online/email assistance is available
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Walk-in Help is Available

Central Hower 312

Fall 2015  Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our goal is to handle requests 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.

Download the Student User's Guide

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New Users

After the 4th week of the semester, you will receive an email containing your username and password.  All Tk20 emails will be sent to your UA email address, so be sure to check it regularly -- and make sure Tk20 messages are not sent to your spam folder.

As soon as you receive your user information, log in to Tk20 to be sure it works as expected.  If you cannot log in, contact us and we will help you resolve the issue.