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Creating Accessible Course Documents: Summer 2023

May 30

Free
NED: Accessibility

May 30 – June 18, 2023

Short Course

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 and HTML 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

Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs the Friday prior to the start of this course.

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

Accommodations: If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please send an email to the facilitator at the bottom of this page.

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using the D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite

Questions?  

Contact the Educational Development and Technology unit.

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Details

Date:
May 30
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Online

Other

Theme
Accessibility
Aims
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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