Instructor: Diane Lundeen

Diane Lundeen
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How do you know if your Blackboard course materials are accessible? How do you fix it if they are not? Learn more about Blackboard Ally to determine the accessibility of your content and tips for designing your content for all learners. Discussions will include effectively adding descriptions to images, creating accessible Word documents, as well as manipulating specific content in your course to strive toward accessibility for all.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Zoom
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Zoom
Each year, the global accessibility community unites on the third Thursday of May for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) to highlight the need for more inclusive digital content. May 19th marks the annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. As part of our campus-wide commitment to inclusive education, we are participating in the third annual Blackboard Ally "Fix your Content Day." On this day, we will be on a mission to fix as many accessibility issues with course files as we can. At the end of the day, the campus with the most files improved will be recognized and awarded a prize. Join us in reaching this goal and making our content more accessible for students.How can you help? Start clicking those red and orange indicators in your Blackboard courses and improve as many files as you can. Focus on images that need a description and Word documents to start. Aim for 100% but improvement is what counts! TTaDA will be offering a virtual hands-on session to assist you in fixing your content. During this session, we will provide a brief overview of Blackboard Ally and what the indicators mean. We will have staff available to help you work on fixing specific content in your course.
Thursday, May 19, 2022, Zoom
Learn how to copy content from one course to another and tips/tricks for ensuring the appropriate content copies over. The session will cover making sure copied assignments/test are linked in Grade Center, how to update due dates, and how to clean up duplicate/unused content.
Monday, May 23, 2022, Zoom
Learn how to declutter your Blackboard site and avoid potential Grade Center issues by identifying and deleting unneeded materials from your Blackboard courses. Topics include removal of unnecessary items such as unused Grade Center columns and duplicated copies of old exams or quizzes from Tests, Surveys and Pools. Discussion will also include how to reduce course size and improve accessibility scores by the removal of outdated items from the Content Collection and course menu.
Thursday, May 26, 2022, Zoom
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Zoom