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Category: Accessibility

HTML Templates in Course Content

The default look and feel of a Brightspace D2L HTML document isn’t very pretty. Let’s use the HTML templates that ETS has created. They are mobile friendly and accessible. Overview steps Go to ‘content’ Go…

Accessing Microsoft Office 365 for Faculty and Staff

Pellissippi State Faculty and Staff are now automatically registered for Microsoft Office 365 accounts, which allow faculty and staff to use Office 365 online apps and to download Office 2016 applications to personal computers, laptops,…

Groups and Discussions Tool – Private Discussions for Journaling

You can use the groups tool to automatically put students in their own group. This allows them to have a private discussion board that you can grade throughout a semester.  You can grade entries overall…

Introducing Techsmith’s Relay for Screencasting

Screencasting is the ability to digitally record all of the action on a computer screen while you are narrating. Screencasts can be made with many tools and are often used to create tutorials, video lessons, slideshow…

Accessible PowerPoint Quick Reference Checklist

Document Layout and Formatting Bullets and Numbering Use the automatic list formats available in PowerPoint. Do not manually type lists preceded by special characters, such as hyphens or asterisks. Wingdings are not acceptable bullets. How…

8 Steps to Creating an Accessible PowerPoint Slideshow

PowerPoint can be an effective tool to use during live demonstrations, presentations or webinars, but is not the best file format to use when taking into consideration both accessibility and usability issues. When preparing a…

D2L Brightspace Web Page Accessibility Checklist

Use the Template The best thing you can do to make your D2L web pages accessible, is to use the template pages provided in your course development shell, to create new pages for your course.…

Creating Accessible Hyperlinks in MS Word

If the hyperlink http://pstcc15.pstcc.edu/mdt/vpt/index.php#.WBogZDtbYvg was all you saw on a Word document would you understand what the link is for and where it will take you?  Of course not.  Hyperlinks are a great way to send…