Using test question pools can save you a lot of time. This video will walk you through finding questions in a test pool.
Continuing our look at accessibility challenges, we look at inaccessible external websites, strict time constraints on exams, unclear or non-descriptive course content, and course content without proper headings and styles for navigation.
In part 1 of our look at accessibility challenges, we examine unclear navigation or inconsistent course designs, audio content without a transcript or text alternative, unclear or not meaningful links, images with no alternative text, colors used for instructional purposes, and videos without captioning.
Since accessibility continues to be at the forefront of conversations in education, it is important to discuss accessibility challenges that are encountered. One such challenge is found in the lack of alt tags for images in PowerPoints and PDFs. When assistive technology is used, images without alt tags are difficult to decipher and any educational value can be lost. This leaves the individual with an unequal opportunity for learning.
The OLC Accelerate conference is coming up November 16th through 18th and they will be streaming sessions through each day on various fascinating topics and issues. Having gone to the conference in Orlando last year, I am excited to see what new discussions will be held. Looking through the schedule of sessions, it was difficult to decide which ones to attend, but here are some that made my list for this year.
How many of us have had a student ask, “Where is [blank]?” While sometimes, this may be a simple oversight, it may also denote a navigation problem. In looking at accessibility, course organization is essential and can significantly impact a student’s ability to navigate the course with ease.
For more than 10 years, instructors have submitted their online courses to Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program with the goal of earning the prestigious, Exemplary Course Status Award. This award denotes excellence and innovation in the development and design of online courses.
About a month ago, I wrote a blog about accessibility. The focus being on the idea that accessibility is Not Just Tech. When talking about accessibility, I am not just describing the ability to retrieve information or resources, but the ability to use and understand those resources and materials. Accessibility is about more than just technical solutions to inaccessible information. It’s about ensuring that every student has an equal opportunity to be successful.
I recently returned from Blackboard World 2016 in Las Vegas, and WOW! There were tons of fantastic sessions, ranging from accessibility to using social media in online courses to how to increase engagement in the online classroom. Perhaps one of the best parts about the conference was the confirmation that other universities and instructional design