Choose Accessible Learning Content (CALC)

Overview

As you are building or reviewing your online Canvas course for the current or upcoming semester, consider accessibility or Universal Design. Join us and learn to foster an inclusive learning environment. Being intentional and choosing to make your course accessible minimizes barriers to learning, reduces the need for individual accommodations, and helps to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed.

This session is one in a series of ATSS offerings that provides information about how to facilitate learner engagement with the instructor, other learners, and course content based on the University of Minnesota Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design

Other courses in this series include:

This webinar is hosted jointly as a collaboration between Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) and LATIS in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). 

Topics

  • How does the course format that you choose and the course content support accessibility or limit accessibility?
  • What course goals, skills, concepts (if any) may be an obstacle for students with:
    • Visual disabilities?
    • Auditory disabilities?
    • Cognitive disabilities?
    • Motor disabilities?
    • English as a second language?
  • 10 tips to get you started in choosing accessible content to improve 
    • the experience for individuals with non-apparent disabilities and who use adaptive technologies to support their learning. 
    • accessibility and usability for other users as well.

Who Should Attend

Instructors of all levels such as faculty, adjuncts, graduate instructors, graduate TAs, community faculty who are, or will be, teaching a course.

A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.