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Instructional Design & Support

ITCoP – Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Making Accessibility Happen

This academic year, ITCoP topics are focusing on Accessibility and Transitioning to the Canvas Learning Management System. Since the UT System’s approval of an accessibility policy in 2015, the campus has been developing on an implementation plan to assist with compliance. More so than compliance, the accessibility plan affords an opportunity to improve our pedagogical practices to be more inclusive to a wide range of students.

Fall 2016

September 28:
Accessibility Is a Reality in Teaching and Learning at UTK

  • Panel Discussion on “Why” and “How” accessibility is being addressed at UTK
  • Presenters: Administration, Faculty, Office of Disability Services and Office of Information Technology

October 26:
Creating an Accessible Learning Environment

  • Panel members share implementation strategies and insights from Summer 2016 Accessibility Program
  • Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Gramling, Director of Online Programs, and faculty participants from the 2016 Summer Accessibility Program​

November 26:
Transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas

  • OIT Faculty Fellow and staff share tips and strategies for Canvas LMS transition
  • Presenters: Lisa Yamagata-Lynch, Associate Professor in Educational Psychology & Counseling, and a 2016-17 Faculty Fellow, along with OIT staff​

Spring 2017

February 22:
Multimodal Composition and Accessibility

Faculty discuss strategies for assignment variation and accessibility via images, audio, and video 

Presenters: Dr. Jeff Ringer, Assistant Professor in English and Writing Program Director, Dr. Crystal McAlvin, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Dr. Robert Spirko, Senior Lecturer in English and a 2016-17 Faculty Fellow


March 22:
Creating Accessible Content

Demo and discussion on effective tools and resources for creating accessible content 

Presenters: Office of Disability Services and OIT Staff


April 26:
Making the Transition to Canvas

Insights and experiences for effectively transitioning your course to Canvas 

Presenters: Lisa Yamagata-Lynch, Associate Professor in Educational Psychology & Counseling, and the 2016-17 Faculty Fellow, along with UTK Faculty who have successfully transitioned to Canvas:

  • Adam Cureton, Philosophy Department
  • Anne Langendorfer, English Department
  • Arthur Leal, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Educational and Communication
  • Jennifer Morrow, Educational Psychology and Counseling Dept., Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement
  • Gary Skolits, Educational Psychology and Counseling Dept.,Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement

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