Using Ally to create accessible documents
Please join Eric Taylor from the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and Twon Madison from the Access Technology Center for a session on creating accessible documents using Blackboard Ally. All MSU Staff, Faculty, Graduate and Teaching Assistants are welcome!! Register now through My Learning Connection or by contacting the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
Topics to be covered:
Evaluating course materials using Blackboard Ally
Editing course materials using Microsoft Office
Managing and uploading accessible documents
Best practices for crafting accessible materials
Each session will be approximately one hour in length. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop and example documents with them.
Location: FCTL Conference Room, LIBR 204
Tuesday, October 15 — 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Monday, October 21 — 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 23 — 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29 — 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Common reader book talks: Station Eleven
Come join us for an exciting discussion about this year’s common reader book “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel. Facilitated by Judith Martinez, Faculty Diversity Fellow.
All sessions are held in the FCTL Conference Room, Meyer Library, Room 204.
Teaching and Learning Respect and Acceptance in the Classroom
This session will examine different ways to promote, encourage and develop an inclusive environment in the classroom. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.
This session will examine inclusive assessment practices that promote fairness to students from different backgrounds. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.
Addressing Diversity Challenges in the Classroom and Difficult Conversations
This session will explore some of the challenges to address difficult conversations in the classroom and discuss ways to overcome this matter. Opportunities for immediate application(s) will be discussed in an interactive forum.
Upcoming online course development boot camp
Online Course Development Boot Camp is an immersive-style workshop which will provide faculty with hands-on training and work time to develop an online course. At the end of the boot camp, you will have developed a significant portion of your course and earn a badge which applies toward an online course certification.
Sessions will also be offered in January 2020. Email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning to reserve your spot.
Not available to attend any of those sessions? Contact the FCTL to schedule an appointment with one of our instructional designers. You can work with them in a self-paced model around your schedule and in most cases complete your course by the end of the semester.
For more information about the online course development boot camp, visit the FCTL website.
What is the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning?
The FCTL supports teaching excellence for faculty at all levels. Check out the many support services offered by the FCTL to see how you can benefit.
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