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Inclusive Course Design 

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We help all students when we are intentional about accessibility in our course design. OIT offers several tools to help ensure equal opportunity and inclusion for all students: 

  • Design documents with legible fonts and colors, appropriate headings, and a logical structure
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  • Provide alternate text for all important images included in your online course materials. 
  • Use automatic closed captioning for all videos in Canvas Studio and Panopto and edit the captions for accuracy.
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  • Offer text transcripts of video content for students who may need or prefer them. 
  • Structure your Canvas courses with modules to establish a clear flow and clarify student requirements. 
  • Scan your Canvas courses for potential accessibility concerns using UDOIT.
    Learn more.

Focusing on accessibility throughout your design process will help prevent surprises and help ensure every student has the same opportunity to succeed in your course.