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Introduction to Digital Accessibility (in collaboration with the Accessibility Resource Center). With an increasing number of students and instructors moving to online classrooms, digital accessibility is not just an enhancement for online courses, it’s a necessity. In this collaboration with UNCP’s Accessibility Resource Center, we will cover the vital elements of ensuring that your online course meets accessibility standards so that all of your students are given equitable opportunity to excel in your class. Concepts we will cover include: proper use of fonts and colors, formatting PDFs, adding alt text, creating accessible hyperlinks, and using Canvas’ built-in accessibility checker tool.
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Presenters: Kristen Purvis, Vanessa Hawes, and Debbie Lowery Bullard
Resilient Pedagogy: Designing a Stress and Anxiety-free Online Classroom (in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Center). There are best practices that can be adopted when designing and teaching an online course that result in an online classroom free of stress and anxiety. This presentation is especially helpful for those students with no previous experience in online courses or with negative views about them.
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Presenters: Scott Hicks & Miko Nino