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Using UDL to Improve Course Design (in Canvas and the Classroom)
It’s been said that “that’s the way we’ve always done it” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language. In this workshop, you’ll learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a structured approach to designing learning experiences that forms a practical, meaningful expansion of accessibility concepts. In this workshop, our UDL specialist will share from his experience as a UDL educator and researcher, provide some highlights from the recent UDL in Higher Ed conference put on the by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and generally support understanding about what UDL is, how you may get started with it in class or on Canvas, and will provide you with resources and strategies you can use immediately. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Creating Accessible Documents with Adobe Acrobat DC Adobe Acrobat is a powerful tool that we all use each week in many different ways. With the need for making our documents accessible to everyone we are all looking for tools to make this a bit simpler. Attendees will learn the basics of creating an accessible PDF document. Topics covered are: Introduction to Acrobat Accessibility tools, Setting up the Acrobat interface, Using the Acrobat document inspection tool, and much more. At the end of the class each participant will be able to create an accessible PDF from scratch and from an existing document.

tags: accessibility, disability

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Creating Accessible Documents with MS Office 2016 Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents can improve accessibility and benefit all course participants, including the instructor. This workshop is designed for Mac or Windows users of MS Office 2016, and will introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template. NOTE: If the time of the workshop does not fit your schedule, please contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to schedule a consultation. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Creating Accessible One-Shot Videos "One-Shot video is a simple way to produce a short (5 minutes or less) single-topic video using your own available video capture technology (e.g., mobile phone, tablet, etc.) or an iPad device from OIT. You can also use Canvas or Zoom. Faculty or staff participants will learn to: • Prepare your props and/or script • Record your video with no, or very little, editing • Upload the video to YouTube • Check and Edit Accessibility • Embed the video link into Canvas One-Shot video is dynamic and engaging, acquaints you to your students/audience, introduces or reinforces course or informational content, and appeals to the current video culture. Come give it a try!" There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Overcoming Accessibility Barriers in Assessments This workshop illustrates how instructors can apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure that assessments are accessible, valid, and effective. There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
Overview of Web Development Get your feet wet in the world of web design and development – learn about the broad range of ways to interact with the Internet today to create websites, ranging from WordPress and blogging software to HTML, web hosting, JavaScript, web accessibility, and more. If you've always wanted to work with websites but weren’t sure where to start, or want a broader look at what is out there, this workshop will get you started in the right direction! There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.
PowerPoint with Voiceover: Developing Narrated Presentations THIS WORKSHOP IS WINDOWS-SPECIFIC. Adding your voice to PowerPoint slides is a simple process that will turn a presentation from a plain set of slides into a self-contained instructional asset. In this workshop, you will learn how to easily record and narrate your slides, convert the file to a video format, upload the video to your UTK YouTube account, edit closed captions for accessibility, and share the YouTube link within Canvas.

This workshop is offered by appointment. Please contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to arrange a consultation.

There are no scheduled workshop times. Contact us for more info.