edTPA Technical Help

Towson students use Tk20 to build their edTPA portfolios. They then transfer their materials electronically to Pearson’s system at edtpa.com.

The resources on this page are intended to help you troubleshoot common technical issues when using Tk20 to submit edTPA. Some resources are password protected. For assistance, reach out to Jessica Keweshan, the edTPA Coordinator.

edTPA in Tk20

Video Files

  • How Should I Record Videos in My Physical Classroom?: This page includes several options for recording your videos for edTPA, with links to step-by-step guides.
  • How Do I Use Screencasting Software to Record My Virtual Class?: This page includes several free options for recording your screen, with links to step-by-step guides.
  • How Do I Use My Video Conferencing Platform to Record My Virtual Class?: This page includes video tutorials for how to record in different video conferencing platforms. Please note that not all school districts allow this – be sure to follow the recording procedures for your school district.
  • Can I Use My Phone to Record My Virtual Class?: You may be able to use a smartphone to record a video of you teaching an online session. Make sure that both you and your computer screen are captured in the video, and make sure that the volume is loud enough for your smartphone to record the audio portion of your lesson. Please note that not all school districts allow this – be sure to follow the recording procedures for your school district.
  • How Do I Compress a Video?: This guide includes written and video tutorials to help students compress video files on a variety of devices so that they can be uploaded to Tk20.
  • How Do I Block Out Names or Faces in a Video?: This page includes information about options for blocking out names or faces if you need to remove identifying information.

Scanning and File Types

Submitting edTPA

  • How Do I Submit edTPA?: This guide includes written and video tutorials to help students navigate the submission process on Tk20 and edtpa.com.
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