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    Designing for Inclusivity: A Hands on Tour of Ally and Resources to Improve Accessibility
    Instructor: Matt Cockerell, MLIS
    Date: 12/7/2022
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: LIS East Falls or via Zoom
    (Register for this workshop)

    Designing for Inclusivity: A Hands on Tour of Ally and Resources to Improve Accessibility

    PLEASE NOTE: Spring 2023 workshops will be hybrid. You may attend in person or via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be provided approximately 24-48 hours before the workshop begins.

    Designing your content for inclusivity is critical to meeting the learning needs of 21st-century learners. Learners are becoming more and more diverse across learning environments. Traditional learners enter with higher expectations about customization and access, while the non-traditional student population is ever-expanding and may struggle to fit learning into busy professional and personal lives. Gaining a better understanding of usability, accessibility and Universal Design for Learning encourages faculty to reduce barriers to access while encouraging persistence through the creation of adaptive content. Ally is a tool available within Canvas to assist with these goals. There are also many other resources available that can help to increase the accessibility of documents across various apps. Some minor adjustments in the creation process can have major impacts on increasing accessibility for learners.

    At the end of this module, participants will be able to:
    • Define Universal Design for Learning
    • Utilize Ally in Canvas
    • Demonstrate techniques to improve accessibility for common file type


    Canvas Quick Build: Follow the Leader
    Instructor: Leah Richards, MEd
    Date: 1/11/2023
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Scott 307 or via Zoom
    (Register for this workshop)

    If you’re new to using Canvas and need to get started with building a course this semester, check out the Canvas Quick Build Workshop. By following along with the instructor in a series of “watch, do, share” activities, you will finish the workshop with your first module outlined in Canvas. You can always return later to add more details, but the basic structure of your module will be complete.

    To participate in this course, please make sure you have your Canvas login, a charged device, and a Canvas Sandbox. 

    Engaging Discussions
    Instructor: Carmín Disbrow, MEd
    Date: 1/17/2023
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: 200A Scott Library or via Zoom
    (Register for this workshop)

    While discussions have the potential to provide avenues for exploration and analysis, they are also unpredictable in nature as instructors are tasked with surrendering a certain degree of control. Achieving learning outcomes via discussions is largely based on an instructor’s ability to carefully plan, motivate participation, engage while facilitating, and systematically assess interactions. Talk about juggling many tasks at once! The goal of this workshop is to provide numerous resources and opportunities to practice evidence-based strategies to engage both you and your learners dynamically via the co-creative process of educational discussions.

    PLEASE NOTE: Spring 2023 workshops will be hybrid. You may attend in person or via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be provided approximately 24-48 hours before the workshop begins.

    VoiceThread
    Instructor: Leah Richards, MEd
    Date: 1/26/2023
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: VIRTUAL - Use link in description to register
    (Register for this workshop)

    USE THESE LINKS TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE (Please do not use the Jefferson link to register):
    8/25/2022 at 11:00 ET:
    https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3776877841108742146


    1/26/23 at 10:00 ET:
    https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7118196920896777986


    Workshop Facilitated by VoiceThread

    VoiceThread delivers virtual programming on GoToTraining. Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid connection issues.

    Join the Academic Commons as we welcome George, Training Manager with VoiceThread. VoiceThread enables faculty and learners to create, share and comment on rich multimedia presentations.

    The session will discuss:
    • How to Navigate the VoiceThread interface
    • How to create and share VoiceThread presentations
    • How to use the VoiceThread


    Engaging Discussions
    Instructor: Carmín Disbrow, MEd
    Date: 3/13/2023
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: LIS East Falls or via Zoom
    (Register for this workshop)

    While discussions have the potential to provide avenues for exploration and analysis, they are also unpredictable in nature as instructors are tasked with surrendering a certain degree of control. Achieving learning outcomes via discussions is largely based on an instructor’s ability to carefully plan, motivate participation, engage while facilitating, and systematically assess interactions. Talk about juggling many tasks at once! The goal of this workshop is to provide numerous resources and opportunities to practice evidence-based strategies to engage both you and your learners dynamically via the co-creative process of educational discussions.

    PLEASE NOTE: Spring 2023 workshops will be hybrid. You may attend in person or via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be provided approximately 24-48 hours before the workshop begins.