The Accessibility Certificate is designed for faculty members wishing to increase their expertise in the area of disability needs and services. Upon completion of the certificate, faculty members will be better able to serve the needs of students with disabilities. If you have questions about the certificate, please contact CTLA firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certificate Required Items:
Universal Design Guidelines
This workshop will focus on reasons why accessibility for students with disabilities is important, principles of Universal Design of Learning that can be used to result in a more inclusive online learning environment for all students, and practical tips on making instructional materials more accessible using common software (like Office). The workshop is taught totally online in Canvas using web resources. Faculty will experience this Canvas experience from a student perspective. It is recommended for faculty who create/revise online or blended courses or are considering doing so. Faculty who use online resources or create instructional materials as supplementary learning as part of classroom courses can also benefit. (Two-week online course offered every fall and spring).
Deliverable: Submit a completed accessible Syllabus to email@example.com
Assignment descriptions, instructions, and guidelines have always been difficult to convey to our students. Now that we are teaching remotely, these explanations are even more essential. In this workshop, we will learn the TILT method to help make our assignments more transparent to our students. This research-based method has been tested by Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Ph.D., Principal Investigator and Founder, TILT Higher Ed and is improving student learning across the nation.
Deliverable: Design one assignment using the Transparent Teaching and Learning Practices Model. Please send the assignment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Canvas Courses Accessible Demo
Learn how to make digital course content in Canvas accessible. Learn about best practices and how to use the “Ally” tool in Canvas to find and correct accessibility issues. Attend CTLA Ally Demonstration.
Kaltura Personal Capture & Closed Captioning Workshop
With Kaltura, instructors can upload media and record their screen or webcam. Kaltura can be used to narrate PowerPoint slides. Kaltura is integrated into Canvas. Captioning and transcript features are now integrated into Kaltura. The captioning service allows faculty and staff to order captions and transcripts for media uploaded into Kaltura. You will learn how to use Kaltura CaptureSpace and how to edit closed captions.
Certificate Choices (Complete two of the following choices):
- Creating Accessible Equations and Symbols with MathJax(Video) –
Deliverable: Create one Canvas assignment or Canvas page using MathJax and submit to email@example.com
- Any Accessibility Events (Facilitated by Accessibility Center) – for example.
- Transition workshop – what students face when they come to university. (Fall)
- ATAC IU required course for faculty in Canvas on ADA – (Spring)
- Other programming.
Items may be completed in any order.