Accessibility

Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Tips and Tricks

February 7, 2019, 10:00am
Come learn new tips and tricks that will help you create Word files and export them to Adobe Acrobat. Focus is on using Styles to properly format documents and make global changes at the click of a button. Also, learn how to use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) within your Adobe Acrobat files so...
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Teaching Dialogues

Teaching Dialogues are a regular series of campus-wide discussions on pressing topics related to teaching and learning, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

Inclusive Design Demonstration with Ally

January 24, 2019, 1:00pm
You are invited to a demonstration of a new inclusive design tool, called Ally (link is external), which seamlessly integrates into bCourses to help your students work with your digital course content. For a brief overview of the product, please watch the Blackboard Ally for courses video.
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Effective, Secure, and Efficient Summative Assessment Using a Computer-Based Testing Facility

November 20, 2018, 11:00am
For the past few years, the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois has been running a computer-based testing facility (CBTF) to improve course exam assessment at scale (25+ courses, 50,000 students). The exams are unique to each student, reduce grading time, allow for flexible scheduling and testing accommodations, and can reduce failure rates for struggling students by allowing opportunities for review and practice. Hear from Craig Zilles, visiting faculty from the University of Illinois, about basic operation of the CBTF, mechanisms and policies for security, and findings from specific courses about increased learning gains and reduced failure rates.
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Designing Infographics: Strategies and Easy Steps for Creating Clear, Impactful Graphics and Charts

November 14, 2018, 2:30pm
Designing a good infographic is an art. But with a few basic tools and some background knowledge, anyone can create a visual that clearly communicates a message. In this hands-on workshop, led by Digital Learning Services Senior Visual Designer Robert Hold, you'll learn the elements of good information design and how to use tools from the Adobe Creative Suite to achieve your goals.
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Color 101: Foundations and Easy Tips for Using Color Confidently in Your Content

November 7, 2018, 10:00am
Why do some color combinations seem to work better than others? What do certain colors communicate, and which color choices are accessible for multiple audiences? What's the difference between RGB, CYMK, and Spot colors--why do you need to know? Learn all this and more in this hands-on workshop led by Digital Learning Services Senior Visual Designer Robert Hold.
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Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Tips and Tricks

November 8, 2018, 1:00pm
Come learn new tips and tricks that will help you create Word files and export them to Adobe Acrobat. Focus is on using Styles to properly format documents and make global changes at the click of a button. Also, learn how to use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) within your Adobe Acrobat files so they become searchable and accessible to people using assistive technologies. Focus is on creating documents that provide greater functionality to all users. This two-hour workshop includes lots of hands-on participation and addresses issues of document accessibility.
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Mobile App Accessibility Workshop

October 25, 2018, 10:00am
Workshop to provide campus mobile developers with information on how to consider and account for accessibility when developing apps. Lucy Greco from the Web Access team will be facilitating a fun interactive workshop on how to make sure your apps are accessible and useful to everyone.
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Inclusive Design Demonstration with Ally

October 24, 2018, 1:00pm
You are invited to a demonstration of a new inclusive design tool, called Ally, which seamlessly integrates into bCourses to help your students work with your digital course content. For a brief overview of the product, please watch the Blackboard Ally for courses video.
Registration is unavailable.