2020 Course Design Essentials: Accessibility Clips, Tips, & Tricks...Oh My!

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Accessibility Clips, Tips, & Tricks...Oh My!

The Canvas Instructional Design Team is excited to share accessibility clips, tips and tricks for our February Teacher Appreciation Event.  Our team values creating quality courses that are accessible to learners with diverse abilities. While it is not only the right thing to do, applying accessibility best practices also meet requirements laid out by federal and state laws.  Knowing where to begin can be challenging. To help you get started creating accessible content, we have compiled a variety of resources.  

Canvas-ability: Accessible Content in Canvas is a six-minute screencast that dives into designing with high color contrast, segmenting content with proper heading structure, and writing descriptive hyperlinks.

Meeting Accessibility in Your Canvas Course: Recommendations and Resources is a document that provides accessibility best practices for layout and design, images, videos, and documents.  

Additional Resources:  

Now that you have dived into awesome resources, show off your accessibility knowledge by entering our Accessibility Kahoot Contest.  This contest will be open, to the first 100 participants, from February 20th through 22nd.  The top three participants on the leaderboard at the close of the contest will receive Amazon gift cards. We look forward to seeing you battle it out for the top spots.  


2020 Course Design Essentials  

Monthly Canvas Community Event Launch

The Canvas Instructional Design Team is launching our 2020 Course Design Essentials monthly event. These events will include blog posts, live events, free design assets, how-to screencasts, and tips and tricks that focus on Canvas course design fundamentals to help you elevate your course design. 

 

Who Are We?

We are Instructure’s Instructional Design Team! More specifically, we are Kristen Andersen, Tiffany Foster, Marah Metallo, Laurie Norris, Lily Philips, and Paola Sanchez. Between the six of us, we have over 36 years of Canvas experience! Within Canvas, we have been students, teachers, admins, trainers, and instructional designers. We have created fully-online, hybrid/blended and face-to-face courses for learners ranging from preschool through post-secondary and everything in between.

 

Why Are We Launching This Event?

We utilize the Canvas Community on a regular basis to position instructional design resources! We understand the impact and power of the Instructional Designers space within the Community and want to give back. We are excited to collaborate and share tips and tricks about our Canvas Design Best Practices. 

Please comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Our Instructional Design team offers templates, consultation, badging services, course evaluations, workshops, and more. If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact your CSM or Sallie Michalsky, Senior Manager of Content Services sallie@instructure.com.

8 Comments
Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Thank you! Great video resource. 

Instructure
Instructure

The results are in!  Here are the top three participants at the close of our Kahoot Accessibility Contest. Congratulations to...

  1. Nicole S
  2. Gali
  3. Tracy Stuntz

Please reach out to Tiffany.Foster@instructure.com, to receive your prize!  Thank you to everyone who participated and be sure to check in next month to see what is next for 2020 Course Design Essentials.  

Instructure
Instructure

Thank you for comment.  At the close of our contest you were in the top three!  Check out the comment below!

Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Congrats to all the winners!

Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Eeeee! 

Explorer III

Thank you tiffany.foster@instructure.com‌ and the Design Team! 

Explorer III

Excellent resource!!! 

Learner

Thank you for sharing these resources! Smiley Happy