Adding closed captions to your recordings is one of the best things you can do for viewers, and not just those with hearing problems. But, now you can also do so in real time so students don’t have to wait from captions to become available, they can read them while you’re talking.
Redesigning Your Syllabus
If only students would read the syllabus…
Have you ever wondered how to get students to actually pay attention to the information you’ve provided them in your carefully-written syllabus?
Well, even though you’ve spent a LOT of time on your syllabus, consider this: rather than giving students what looks like a 30-page contract, consider instead giving them something they WANT to read.
Captioning & Transcription Services & UT
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.
Take your PowerPoint Slideshows to the Next Level
Are you (and your students) tired of the same old PowerPoint slideshows? Would you like a few different ways to take your slideshows to the next level?
Well, then you’ve come to the right place! We have several new resources to help you do just that.
AHRQ/Health IT YouTube channel
AHRQ’s health IT initiative focuses on (1) Improving health care decision making, (2) Supporting patient-centered care, and (3) Improving the quality and safety of medication management. AHRQ (the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality) is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
To learn more, and watch any of their more than 30 videos, visit AHRQ’s YouTube page.
You can also watch their past webinars by visiting their website events page here.
Carole Taxis | Faculty Innovator
Getting Started with UT Box
UT Box is a cloud-storage service available at no cost to all faculty, students, and staff at UT. And, which provides an unlimited amount of space for sharing and storing any type of digital file (e.g., video, document, image, etc.).
Google Apps in Canvas
Like most people, you’ve probably been using Google for ages now. And, I guarantee your students have been too. It’s also likely that your students are not just using Google to search for things, but they’re probably also using Google Apps and Google Drive to create and share documents.
The good news is, that now you and your students share documents, without ever leaving your Canvas course.
Dynamic Content in Canvas
What is dynamic content?
And why should you consider using it (if you’re not already)?
How can it make your Canvas course more enjoyable for your students?
And maybe most importantly… how can it make your life easier?