About Web Based Learning
For individuals who cannot attend training courses or prefer to
learn on their own, web based learning is available. Web
based learning is offered by Element K, one of the premiere
providers of content in the online learning industry. Since
its affiliation with ITS, more then 400 faculty and staff
have taken advantage of Element K.
Element K accounts are
available for Tufts faculty, staff, and graduate students
supported by ITS.
Element K offers self-paced and
instructor-led courses, Brainbench exams, and technical references.
- Self-paced courses are structured into short learning
modules that allow you to learn in more flexible ways.
Each module provides a simulated environment to practice skills
and will repeat until you feel comfortable with those skills.
- Instructor-led courses are offered over a specific
number of weeks, and may not be available at the moment you wish
to begin. Courses require you to purchase a textbook and
complete readings and exercises. You should expect to
spend 8-10 hours each week completing the assigned coursework.
- Brainbench exams are skill tests that you can take
after completing a course or series of courses. These
exams test your skills for a particular software application and
help you determine if further skill development would be helpful.
- Technical references are web-based versions of
some of the software industry's most widely-read books and
manuals. You can consult these manuals to find the answer
to a specific software question or to build upon your existing
If you would like to use Element K, please Request An Account. Element K account charges are covered by ITS and
are free to you and your department. Employees from Central
Administration departments should contact
for information about requesting a web based learning account.