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Fall 2017 Training & Workshops

Office of Information Technology (OIT) Workshops

WORKSHOP TITLE AUDIENCE DATE / TIME LOCATION INSTRUCTOR REGISTER
Creating Accessible Documents with MS Office 2016 Faculty 8/31
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Greve 520 Kortney Jarman Register Online
Video Captioning Basics Faculty 9/8
10:10-11:25 a.m.
Greve 520 Eric J. Moore Register Online
Using UDL to Design Quality Courses in Canvas Faculty 9/15
10:10-11:25 a.m.
Greve 520 Eric J. Moore Register Online
Creating Accessible Documents with MS Office 2016 Faculty 9/18
1:25-3:25 p.m.
Greve 520 Iryna Loboda Register Online
Creating Accessible One-Shot Video Faculty 9/21
1-2:30 p.m.
Greve 520 Tina Goode Register Online
Overcoming Accessibility Barriers in Assessments Faculty 10/2
10:10-11:25 a.m.
Hodges Library 220E Eric J. Moore Register Online
Overcoming Accessibility Barriers in Assessments Faculty 10/3
9:40-10:55 a.m.
Hodges Library 220E Eric J. Moore Register Online
Video Captioning Basics Faculty 10/19
9:40-10:55 a.m.
Greve 520 Eric J. Moore Register Online
Using UDL to Design Quality Courses in Canvas Faculty 11/15
10:10-11:25 a.m.
Greve 520 Eric J. Moore Register Online

Register for other face-to-face OIT Technology Workshops

 

OIT Learning Modules

Online Faculty Learning Module: Implementing Universal Design for Learning on Canvas

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing educational experiences that enhance learning for students. In addition to providing high-quality access to content and knowledge gain, UDL is unique in its intent to develop expert learners, that is: students who know a lot, can do a lot, know how they learn, and want to do more.

To support instructors in implementing UDL, we have developed an exciting new self-paced course that may be completed in its entirety in about four hours and/or used as a reference for when instructors recognize common barriers in their classroom.

Barriers in a classroom can be physical, mental, experiential, etc. They are situations that may make learning more complicated for students. A common barrier could be students with widely varying backgrounds, knowledge, and skills on the topic. The instructor needs to challenge all students appropriately at the same time.

The Canvas course consists of four units or modules, the first overviews concepts to support understanding of what UDL is and why it matters, and the next three explore fully practical approaches to designing UDL-oriented materials and learning experiences using the features of Canvas.

To get started, instructors can visit the UDL on Canvas course. Select + Join this Course toward the top-right corner. At the Start Here section, read through the course overview and instructions.

Remember, if you have questions or need help, OIT also offers one-on-one consultations on how to incorporate UDL into your classroom. Contact the HelpDesk online or by phone at 865-974-9900 to request an appointment.

The Office of Disability Services (ODS)

Assistive Technology Training
ODS offers assistive technology training to departments and individuals on request. If interested, please e-mail ods@utk.edu.

Creative Communications

Website Accessibility
The Office of Communications & Marketing’s Creative Communications web team offers periodic training for campus web developers and online content managers. Stay tuned for announcements regarding upcoming sessions. Announcements will be made here and on the CAMPCOMM and UTWEBDEV listservs.

If you are a campus communicator, consider joining the CAMPCOMM listserv.

If you are a campus web designer, developer, or content manager, consider joining the UTWEBDEV listserv.

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