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Teaching Guidelines for Making Courses Accessible

Guidance for Faculty Interested in Recording Classes


Live sessions (via Zoom)

Each session below links to a Google Calendar event that can be added to your personal calendar. It includes a Zoom link for each event. (Emerson Zoom log in is required.)

Live sessions will be captioned via Zoom’s auto-captioning feature. If different accommodations are needed, please contact ITG at itg@emerson.edu or (617) 824-8090.

You can also self-enroll in our accompanying Canvas course for Zoom links and reminders, as well as supplemental resources for each session. 

See our Session Descriptions page for a summary of each session.

      • Thursday 9/16, 2-3:30pm ET - Advanced Panopto add to google calendar
      • Tuesday 9/21, 1-2pm ET - Improving Your Canvas Accessibility Score add to google calendar
      • Tuesday 9/28, 12-1pm ET - Tech Therapy add to google calendar
      • Tuesday 10/5, 3-4pm ET - Introduction to Your Canvas Gradebook add to google calendar
      • Thursday 10/7, 11am-12pm ET - Tidying Up Canvas  add to google calendar
      • Thursday 10/14, 12-1pm ET - Creating Accessible Documents add to google calendar
      • Tuesday 10/19, 1-2pm ET - Creating Accessible Videos add to google calendar
      • Wednesday 10/27, 12-1pm ET - Improving Your PDF Accessibility add to google calendar
      • Monday 11/1, 11am-12pm ET - Tech Therapy add to google calendar
      • Friday 11/12, 10:30am-12pm ET - Premier Rush add to google calendar
      • Thursday 12/2, 1-2pm ET - Tech Therapy add to google calendar
      • Wednesday 12/8, 12-1pm ET - Canvas Basics add to google calendar
      • Thursday 12/9, 2-3pm ET - Introduction to Your Canvas Gradebook 

ITG-led courses

Accessible Design: UDL for your Emerson Course

In this 4 week course, you’ll work with the Instructional Technology Group and a group of your colleagues to redesign a course using principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), with a focus on digital accessibility.

            • Week 1: Introduction to UDL
            • Week 2: The UDL Framework
            • Week 3: Creating Accessible Course Content, part 1
            • Week 4: Creating Accessible Course Content, part 2

Following the 4 weeks of workshopping your course, the ITG design team will conduct an accessibility sweep of your course, ensuring all videos and PDFs are accessible. We will also perform a detailed course review for common pitfalls and areas to improve. This will kickstart your course for a smooth student experience, but we’ll also provide you with the tools and training to maintain peak accessibility.

Next session runs Monday November 1st until Tuesday November 30th. (Application deadline: Thursday October 28th.) The format of this session is mostly asynchronous with some synchronous meetings to be determined once the course begins. Spots are limited and application is required


Self-guided courses

    • Getting Your Materials Online

      • This course will walk you through how to meet Emerson's accessibility guidelines! It covers the process of acquiring and creating course materials, fair use decision-making, and the basics of creating accessible content for online learning.
    • Advanced Canvas

      • All the materials from this summer's live course for you to read at your leisure. Go beyond the basics! This self-guided course is for faculty who want to know more about Canvas notifications and announcements, the Gradebook, the Scheduler, holding virtual office hours, the Teacher App, Groups, and Peer Review.
    • UDL for International and Multilingual Learners

      • This self-guided course covers various strategies and technical tips for designing online courses with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in mind, including illustrating your course content via multiple media, scaffolding assessments to provide low-stakes opportunities for practice, and inviting students to showcase the skills and knowledge they bring in online spaces.


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