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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of announcements can be posted on TechAnnounce?

For a complete review of submission policies, see Posting Policy.

  • Any event or announcement related to Texas Tech University (TTU) can be posted on TechAnnounce, except transfer or sale of TTU property inventory. The sale or transfer of university property submitted to TechAnnounce must be approved by Property Inventory before it can be distributed.
  • All TechAnnouncements must be submitted by a Texas Tech University employee or current student representing a department, school, or organization for the university.
  • All TechAnnouncements about TTU related events that are held on or off campus must be sponsored/hosted by a Texas Tech department/school/organization. In addition, announcements that promote fund-raisers or other events that involve monetary and/or non-monetary benefit to an organization or department (University-related only) may be submitted for distribution through TechAnnounce.

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How do I get on the list to receive TechAnnounce e-mails?

All TTU Staff, Faculty and Students are set to receive TechAnnounce messages based on a defined set of default categories. To change these categories, go to the TechAnnounce website and click the “Personalize My TechAnnounce” link in the left column.

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How do I post something on TechAnnounce?

Visit the TechAnnounce website and click the “Post an Announcement” link on the left column. Read the policies and click the “Agree and Post an Announcement” button. Sign-in with your eRaider username and password, enter the required fields, then select the appropriate message categories. Note that each message can be included in up to three categories. If the announcement is regarding an event, you may also enter event details. Click the “Preview” button to preview your announcement; then click the “Submit” button to post it.

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Can a prior TechAnnounce be edited for future posting?

Yes, announcements which have not yet been sent through the TechAnnounce e-mail can be edited by navigating to the TechAnnounce website and clicking the “View/Edit Previous Posting” link in the left column. From there, find the announcement you wish to edit and click the “Edit Announcement” icon.

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Is there a way to send the same submission more than once without re-submitting again?

Yes; navigate to the TechAnnounce website and click the “View/Edit Previous Posting” link. From there, find the announcement you wish to send again and click the “Repost Announcement” icon. Please note that the same information may only be distributed through TechAnnounce once per week.

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Does TTUHSC have an announcement system like TechAnnounce?

The Health Sciences Center has an announcement system for students and for faculty/staff. The URLs are:
Students: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/announcements/student
Faculty/Staff: http://announce.ttuhsc.edu
For additional information, please contact the IT Help Desk at the TTU Health Sciences Center.

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Can TTUHSC affiliates receive TTU’s TechAnnounce?

TTUHSC affiliates can now subscribe to TechAnnounce in the same way that TTU affiliates can. By default, they are subscribed to no categories, but they can change this at any time by navigating to the TechAnnounce website and clicking the “Personalize My TechAnnounce” link in the left column.

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What is the submission deadline for TechAnnounce?

Announcements must be submitted by close of business for next-day delivery at 11:00 am, Monday through Friday.

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Who can I contact with questions about TechAnnounce?

Help Central can assist you with any TechAnnounce-related questions you may have. You may call them at (806) 742-HELP (4357) or visit their request form at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/helpcentral/request.php.
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