Welcome from the COLTT Director

Francisco Garcia, M.Ed.
Francisco Garcia, Ed.D.

Welcome to Online Education at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley!

Learning online minimizes barriers for students by allowing them to attend class without coming to campus. Online courses often fit into busy schedules, as they save travel time and reduce obligations around class meeting dates.

With a focus on student access and student success and maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) sees online education as a very powerful and positive tool to meet the educational needs and priorities of our students. Online education is one option to increase student access to the University’s educational opportunities.

The Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technologies (COLTT), a department of the Office of Student Success, supports the delivery of online courses and programs at UTRGV, including those by delivered online, hybrid or interactive methods. COLTT has implemented a quality improvement program designed to ensure that online courses and programs are designed and developed with high-quality standards and exemplary academic rigor. Courses are delivered by faculty who have extensive experience and qualifications in online learning. The technology and online tools available allow us to develop online learning experiences that are engaging, interactive and personalized.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions about Online Education, our COLTT support team is here to assist faculty and students in the online teaching & learning.

Francisco Garcia, Ed.D.
Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology

Need help?

For questions, assistance, or to report an issue, please contact the COLTT Help Desk at 956-665-5327 or 956-882-6792.

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