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Equity and Technology: Fall 2023

November 6

NED: Academic Equity

November 6 – November 26, 2023

Short Course


Learn to apply an equity lens to your teaching with technology. This course is an introduction to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as an equity framework. Explore ways to design courses that address access, accessibility, as well as equitable learning outcomes.

In this course, we take a broad view of teaching ‚Äď whether you are providing customer service, training a new employee, or coordinating student clubs ‚Äď teaching happens all the time! All faculty, non-teaching faculty, and staff are welcome to join this course and envision how teaching and technology can be re-designed through an equity lens.

Course Learning Objectives 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand how we can design our online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex courses with equity in mind.
  2. Intentionally create relationships with our students.
  3. Understand how to help the students navigate all of the different technological requirements of the classroom.
  4. Be equity-minded in online environments.
  5. Know what extra factors to be aware of in an online class environment.

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¬†
  • Set up, Attend, and Participate in Zoom gatherings¬†
  • Perform basic tasks associated with the following D2L Brightspace tools: Content, Quizzes, Surveys, Discussion, and Assignments¬†

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. 

Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar. 

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. 


Contact the Educational Development and Technology unit.


RSVP to register for this course. A calendar invite will be sent to you to remind you of the course start date.

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November 6
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Elizabeth Harsma
Academic Equity
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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