As instructional staff, when we choose resources for our classes, we need to be able to make a judgement about the relative accessibility of a resource. This guide is intended to provide a place to start thinking about these issues — if you have questions, please contact the Instructional Design and Access team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2016, Wichita State entered an agreement with the National Federation of the Blind. The requirements of that agreement include mandatory annual accessibility training on the ADA and issues associated with accessibility. Last year, the mandatory training was called “Ability Ally.” This year, the training is different.
All WSU classes now have text size indicators to help faculty understand how large projected or written text needs to be in each classroom in order to meet standards of accessible face-to-face presentation.
These indicators are part of a coordinated, university-wide effort to comply with the agreement that Wichita State entered into with the National Federation of the Blind in July, 2016. This agreement extends to “all content presented visually in the classroom….”
This page has been created to support the WSU Graduate School Professional Development workshop called “Teaching in the Modern World” from September 28, 2017. Please direct any questions to Dr. Carolyn Speer at IDA@wichita.edu.
Use the Panopto Editor to trim sections from the beginning, end, or middle of your recording.
Use the Panopto interface to automatically generate closed captions for a recording. The machine-read captions will require some correction and refinement, but the editing feature is very intuitive to use. The closed captions will be optionally visible or invisible in the Panopto viewer, on mobile devices, or in embedded instances of Panopto recordings.
Replace the thumbnail image or “preview image” that appears to the left of the title/description of the Panopto recordings in a Panopto folder.
There have been a few changes to the Panopto interface at WSU this summer.
If you have taken online classes as a student, you already know that online classes can vary tremendously. Content delivery, course design, and course management work together to create your students’ online class experience. It’s not enough to be a “great teacher” if you hope to succeed online. You will need to be prepared, and your course will need to be optimized for the online environment. This article and the linked materials will help put you on a successful path.