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ODL 120: Designing Accessible Online Courses

Delivery: Self-paced, asynchronous

Time requirements: 6-8 hours

Duration: 365-day access

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this course once they have completed all course content and activities and passed all quizzes. Please note the course must be completed within 365 days of enrolling, otherwise, participants will need to re-enroll in the course to earn a certificate.

With more students choosing to learn online, there is an even greater need to assure that online course content and activities are accessible to all students. While all students may not be able to access materials and participate in activities in exactly the same way, there is a legal mandate that they have the ability to access equivalent learning experiences.

Participants in this workshop will learn about the Universal Design approach and practical solutions for making course materials and media resources accessible. These steps can remove access barriers for the widest range of students, reducing the need for special accommodations. Participants will also learn about the University's Office of Disability Services, the support and resources they offer, and the process for students to request accommodations when necessary.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • State the importance of making online course materials and activities accessible.
  • Outline and apply the Principles of Universal Design and Mindful Design approaches to online course design.
  • Create accessible course content.
  • Identify accessibility support resources.

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