University of Colorado Boulder
Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education
University of Colorado Boulder

Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education

Taught in English

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Emily Moore
Howard Kramer
Clayton Lewis

Instructors: Emily Moore

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
7 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Summarize what Inclusive or Universal Design means in the context of designing an online course

  • Recognize the potential challenges and accessibility issues that can arise in an online course

  • Describe the impact of inclusive course materials on all students, highlighting the benefits for learners without disabilities

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to the first week of Basics of Inclusive Design! This module will review the structure and logistics of the course and then introduce the issues that affect course accessibility. The topic of course accessibility will include an interview with two students who use Assistive Technology to access digital material. The assignment will allow you to learn more about the issues that students with different backgrounds and abilities face when taking a course and for you to offer your own solutions for addressing the needs of students who may need special adaptations for accessing course material.

What's included

6 videos1 peer review

Following a review of online accessibility issues, in this week we will explain the steps to create and remediate course documents in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF documents. The assignment will provide you with an opportunity to apply these skills to actual documents.

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4 videos1 peer review

Week 3 will focus on creating appropriate text alternatives for complex images and other more complex material, such as data tables and graphs. The assignment will provide you the opportunity to add alternate text to images.

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3 videos1 peer review

This week, we will introduce the topic of captioning, discuss its accessibility and Universal Design benefits and then provide step-by-step instruction for captioning videos using a variety of tools. The assignment will provide the opportunity to caption a video.

What's included

6 videos1 peer review

This final week of the course will cover topics not covered in earlier lessons: keyboard accessibility, color contrast and the accessibility of Learning Management Systems (LMS). The assignment will ask you to use a resource we have covered and one discovered by you to address one of a number of accessibility scenarios.

What's included

4 videos1 peer review

Instructors

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4.7 (25 ratings)
Emily Moore
University of Colorado Boulder
3 Courses17,373 learners
Howard Kramer
University of Colorado Boulder
1 Course14,201 learners

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