Tech to Try: 3 Free Web-based Accessibility Checkers

While Ally is a great tool for assessing if the content items in your course are accessible, it doesn’t check everything. What about the content of webpages that you’re using in your course (or, gasp, your course page itself)? How do you assess if the contrast is good, you have all images tagged with alt-text,[…]

The Ally IncluCity Tour Is Heading to College of DuPage

Ally is bringing its IncluCity tour to College of DuPage next week and you can take part! There will be several fun and engaging learning opportunities over the two days the tour will be here, touching not only on Blackboard Ally but also on larger accessibility issues. You’ll find the full schedule below as well[…]

Learning Tech Fall Offerings

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming LT Courses and Workshops

Ready to learn some new tech skills this fall? We’ve got a full slate of course and workshops this fall to help you learn all things Blackboard. Here’s what’s coming up over the next few months. All courses that require registration can be accessed through Cornerstone via the Portal. On-Demand You can learn when and[…]

Creating Accessible PowerPoints: 6 Things to Do for Greater Usability

It’s not uncommon for instructors to share PowerPoint slides used in class with students. This can be a great way to help students study, take better notes, or just catch up if they were out for the day. However, it’s also not uncommon for these presentations to lack accessibility. Here, we’ll take a look at[…]

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The Back-to-School Blackboard Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Start the Semester

Getting Started New to Blackboard? Need a refresher? Here are links to some things you’ll need to know to get everything set up and ready to go for the semester. Software Recommendations Start the Semester Add Content Best Practices FAQs Blackboard Updates Blackboard has had a few updates over the past few months, including one[…]

Upcoming Events and Conferences for Fall 2019

While you might be more comfortable heading into the back-to-school season as an instructor, there’s no reason you can’t step into the student role as well. Especially since fall is absolutely loaded with opportunities to learn new things about technology, pedagogy, and more. Here are some of the courses, workshops, conferences and other opportunities for[…]

Find Us at In-Service!

In-Service is fast approaching and we’re getting ready to share all kinds of great back-to-school tips, tools and support with you! Here’s where you can find us during In-Service (find the full schedule here). Thursday, August 15th We’ll be leading a number of the breakout sessions on Thursday: SRC 2025 Course Preparation: Export/Import, Date Management,[…]