Assorted technology used in learning online or attaining online degree.

Quick Tip: Use Live Captioning in Google Slides

Are you using Google Slides in your courses? Did you know that there’s a way to integrate live captioning into your Google Slides presentations? It’s an amazing way to open up content both to students with accessibility needs and those who simply prefer reading to listening. Plus, it’s just really cool. How Does It Work?[…]

Growing Online learning Conference Videos Now Available

Growing Online Learning Conference Recordings Now Available

Couldn’t attend the Growing Online Learning Conference this past month? Not to worry, all the sessions were recorded so you can watch them when and where you want. You can find videos and information about each session on the ILLCO site here, but we’ve also cross-posted it here. Accessibility: A Civil Right Vance Martin, Ph.D.Campus[…]

Accessible Social media: making Facebook, Twitter and instagram more accessible

Making Social Media More Accessible: A Guide to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Whether you use social media in your classes, to promote on-campus organizations and events, or just for your own personal and professional engagement, it’s important to make sure that your audience has equal opportunity to see and read what you’re sharing.

Introduction to Ally Understanding Alternative Formats

Introduction to Ally: Understanding Alternative Formats

Ally will be rolling out to all courses (read our article on what Ally is here) in Blackboard, starting in the summer of 2019. So what will that mean for you as the instructor? One of the changes that you’ll see will be the addition of alternative formats for the content in your course. If[…]

Accessibility in Blackboard

Accessibility and Blackboard: Applying WCAG 2.1 to Your Courses

Blackboard Learn is fully compatible with internationally recognized accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1) and has several built in features that allow students with impairments to engage more easily with digital content. Problem solved? Not so fast. While Blackboard has the ability to be WCAG compliant, you, the user, actually have to design your courses with accessibility[…]

Creating Accessible PDFs

Accessibility Series: Creating Accessible PDFs

PDFs are one of the most common file formats found in COD courses and it’s likely that everything from your syllabus to the course reading materials is in PDF form. That ubiquitousness is why it’s so critical to ensure that the PDFs in your course are accessible. Here, we’ll explain how an accessible PDF is[…]

Creating Accessible Documents in Word

Accessibility Series: Creating Accessible Word Docs

While there are lots of desktop publishing solutions out there, Word is by far the most widely used. In terms of accessibility, that’s actually a great thing. Word is loaded with all kinds of features that make it really simple to check for and create documents that are readily usable to all of your students,[…]