Welcome to the School of Nursing’s Educational Technology & Design Blog!
Whether you have questions about classroom technology, or you’re looking for new strategies to apply to your classes, or you want to know how you can make the most of Canvas or anything else in your courses, this blog will serve as a resource to assist you (and your students!).
The semester is coming to an end and summer is around the corner, but there’s no shortage of things happening around campus and here in the School of Nursing. Here are just a few that I wanted to share with you and highlight. If you know of anything you’d like to add to future emails, please let me know!
The summer semester is fast approaching and what better time to think about what changes you’d like to make to your Canvas course!
There are TONS of things you can do to make your Canvas course less confusing and easier for students to navigate, or simply more inviting and/or less intimidating. And, I’m here to work with you to make your course exactly what you (and your students) want it to be.
There are always lots of cool, new things happening around campus and here in the School of Nursing. Here are just a few that I wanted to share with you and highlight. If you know of anything you’d like to add to future emails, please let me know!
As a content creator or owner it’s your responsibility to to ensure that the materials you provide as part of your course as accessible to every student in your “audience”.
Specifically, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires all media used or purchased by public agencies receiving federal/state funds be accessible. This also applies to online videos. Not only does captioning videos ensure UT is in compliance with federal legislation, it also ensures that everyone has access to the content.
Inclusive teaching and learning is a mindset, a way of thinking that asks you how best to create opportunities for all students to connect with you, the course material, and each other.
In collaboration with numerous departments across campus, UT’s Faculty Innovation Center has created a variety of resources you can put to use today to help make your classes more open and inclusive for ALL your students. Read more ›