We are pleased to publish recordings from our seminar series, Accessible and Inclusive Learning Experiences. This three-part series is designed to provide participants with practical techniques to create accessible and meaningful learning experiences. During each session we are joined by Phil Deaton, the U-M ITS Digital Information Accessibility Coordinator. We appreciate the expertise Phil brings to each session.
This workshop explores strategies that can be implemented in online courses to make course content more accessible. We will introduce you to digital accessibility and discuss its importance. We also identify practical strategies for creating accessible course materials.
The importance of digital accessibility in online courses
Strategies for creating accessible materials (Canvas, Word, PDF)
Accessibility tools available in Canvas
Making course assignments inclusive is an important part of ensuring equal opportunities for students. Making an assignment inclusive should lead to better outcomes for all students. This workshop discusses practical strategies for making assignments more inclusive.
How scaffolding assignments can lead to better outcomes for all students
Inclusive techniques for creating groups
How to provide alternative assignments for students who need them
Campus resources for student assistance with assignments
Inclusive teaching isn’t something that can be prescribed by an expert from outside the classroom. Rather, inclusive teaching is a mindset of teachers who want to adapt their teaching and classroom environment to support all learners.
This session will explore inclusive approaches for:
Treating students as individuals and individual learners
Designing course material
Allowing multiple modes of demonstrating learning
Integrating a variety of student engagement techniques