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Tech to Try: Flipgrid

What Is Flipgrid? Flipgrid is a website that allows instructors to create a grid of 240-character-or-less discussion questions that students respond to using equally short recorded videos. Grids can be made up of classes, sections, faculty groups, cohorts, or any assortment of users who are interested in discussing a shared set of questions, usually with[…]

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Alt Text: An Introduction to Creating Accessible Web-Based Images

What Is Alt Text? Alt or alternate text is an HTML attribute added to an image (it lives within the IMG tag and appears here, bolded for emphasis <img src=’image location” alt=””>). Alt text serves a couple of different purposes: It helps search engines properly understand and index images. It is displayed in the place[…]

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Total Access: Understanding and Applying Universal Design

It’s impossible to have a discussion about accessibility without touching on universal design. While accessibility often focuses on making things easier for those with disabilities to use, universal design goes a step further, creating an ideal model where usability is maximized for everyone. Sound interesting? It is! Even better, it’s broken down into some basic[…]

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Getting More Out of Lynda.com: 8 Tips to Become a Lynda Pro

Both students and instructors at College of DuPage have access to Lynda.com (if you haven’t yet signed up, the Library explains how here). A division of the popular social networking site LinkedIn, the site offers training videos and courses on a wide range of topics, from creating Excel spreadsheets to editing high-quality videos in Adobe[…]