Implementing UDL Course Resources and Learning Materials

This session will include suggestions for including a variety of resources into your course content with the goal of bringing course content "to life".  This session will highlight ways to offer alternatives to static course materials (textbook, text-only power points) as well as how to support students by providing additional versions of content (audio / visual version), diagrams, and supplementary interactive learning objects.  Additional suggestions for supporting students with accessibility issues will also be explored such as alternative text to images and audio descriptions to content. Presentation (PDF)
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Blackboard Course Navigation – A Student Perspective

In this session, Blackboard Course Structure and Student Navigation will be discussed. Student navigation supports will include Getting Started with your Blackboard Course and standardizing Course Structure. A 2-tiered approach will include a standardized Getting Started Content Area emphasizing general college supports and a Course Overview Content Area outlining Learning Objectives, Course Resources, Timetable, Technical Requirements, and Grade Weighting, etc. Faculty will be put in the “Student driver’s seat” of a poorly designed Blackboard Course as a means of creating a baseline rationale. This session will encourage Faculty to build navigation supports into Blackboard Courses. Presentation (PDF)
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