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Creating Accessible Course Documents: Fall 2021 (3 week short course)

October 25

Free
Essentials of Being a Scholarly Teacher: Accessibility

October 25 – November 14, 2021

Description 

This three week short course provides faculty and staff and opportunity to practice making digital materials accessible to those who use a screen reader. The course will introduce participants to basic techniques for using tools available in the Microsoft Office suite including Word and PowerPoint.  Additionally, participants will get an opportunity to update web pages posted to a D2L Brightspace course site using the provided HTML editor in D2L Brightspace.

Course Learning Objectives 

After completing the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the importance of having accessible course materials 
  • Identify the degree of accessibility of current materials and technologies 
  • Create or revise course documents to be accessible 
  • Create or revise HTML course pages to be accessible 

Technical Skill Requirements

  • Use a web browser
  • Create, save and upload Word documents
  • Navigate Microsoft Windows
  • Create and send an email using your Minnesota State account
  • Evaluate and decide whether or not to use OneDrive
  • Perform basic tasks associated with the following D2L Brightspace tools: Content, Quizzes and Assignments

Materials Required

You will need access to Microsoft Office suite including Word and PowerPoint. 

Suggested Audience 

Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, and Faculty Developers/Trainers. 

Estimated Time Commitment 

Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 4-6 hours per week. 

Reflect on your Professional Development 

As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team. 

Registration Required

*30 Participant Limit

Use the RSVP tool below to register. Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, registration closes the Friday before the course begins.

Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provide to send a calendar appointment to remind you of the start date of this short course.

Data Use

Campuses may want to know if their faculty are using the educational development resources and opportunities made available from Minnesota State to best tailor their on-campus offerings. We will provide participation information upon campus request. You may opt out of this report by contacting ed-innovations@minnstate.edu. We plan to use your contact information to send you information about upcoming events on the NED Events Calendar for which you may be interested.


Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page.

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite. Using the RSVP tool below allows us to send you reminders about this course and share important information following the course including how to access the corresponding D2L Brightspace course site.

Questions?  

Contact Educational Innovations.

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Details

Date:
October 25
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Online

Other

Facilitator
Jody Ondich
Topic
Accessibility, Equity and Inclusion
Aims
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities