Several months ago, a hot news item was the Department of Justice’s finding that UC-Berkeley housed several public educational videos that weren’t accessible to people with sight and hearing issues. As a result, UC-Berkeley took down the access to these videos. This put higher education institutions into a panic, and the conversation continues in many online webinars and newsletters. Institutions are making strides to ensure accessibility, but sometimes individual faculty members are at a loss about how to do this. Here are several ways individual faculty can learn simple tricks for making their course materials more accessible.
The Blackboard Grade Center If this is the first time you have ever used Blackboard for posting grades, you may not be aware of the more common issues that can arise with gradebook calculations. Blackboard has many settings available for custom grading options — but that means checking multiple settings to confirm they are all
What is a Zoombomber? From an article written by Michelle Pacansky-Brock — see bottom of post for the link to her original article. Zoom is a synchronous (live) web conferencing tool that is fantastic for fostering meaningful instructor-student and student-student interactions. It is being used by many faculty to assist them with a smooth transition