OL 2600.01 Accessible Online Course Authoring, 2024

  • 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024

This course equips course authors and instructors with knowledge about accessible web practices and course design that can be applied when creating and adding content in Canvas. Beyond teaching standard accessibility best practices for authoring in Canvas, this course also aims to provide a broader perspective on World Campus students and why implementing these practices matters for them.

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Recall information about Penn State’s history with accessibility, our accommodation processes, and the assistive technology World Campus students with disabilities use.
  • Be familiar with World Campus student personas.
  • Identify and apply good design to structural page elements like headings, lists, and links.
  • Build and use tables to present data clearly.
  • Evaluate images and write clear, accurate descriptions for them.
  • Identify and apply color and formatting options that will make text readable for everyone.
  • Create math content using the math editor.
  • Choose high-quality videos that have accurate captions and a transcript.
  • Evaluate textbooks and readings for accessibility.
  • Assess course tools and technology for accessibility.
  • Number: OL 2600.01`
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  • Mode: Self-guided
  • Duration: 30 Days
  • Time Commitment: 6-10 hours