Online Self-Paced Course: Making Your Course Accessible in LMS

As you are aware, accessibility, is a critical factor in students' success. How can you make sure that your course materials are accessible? What do you need to consider?

This online, self-paced course introduces you to legal frameworks for accessibility and highlights how learners with disabilities participate in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online classes. You will become familiar with evidence-based practices to develop ADA-compliant courses in the Learning Management System (LMS) and consider how to incorporate Universal Design to support your students’ learning.

The online course consists of two modules: (1) Why Accessibility Matters? and (2) Designing an Accessible Course in LMS; the course is offered in Canvas.

Leaning Goals:

  • Articulate the importance of accessibility;
  • Integrate Universal Design in your course design;
  • Apply evidence-based practices to accessible course design in the LMS;
  • Refer to campus resources to address accessibility issues.

Course enrollment: Please complete the registration form and, within 24 hours, you will be notified of your enrollment in the course in Canvas.  

This online course is entirely self-paced; you may expect to complete both modules within 60--75 minutes. Upon successful completion of the seminar, you will receive a Certificate of Completion to add to your academic portfolio.  

The course has been co-developed by VITAL and Learning Support Services (LSS) with support from Falvey Memorial Library, UNIT- Center for Instructional Technologies (CIT) and Multimedia Technologies.

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