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How UDL Can Support Your Transition to Online Teaching

Crowd-sourced table of online teaching practices that align to the UDL guidelines specific to the affective network

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Keyboard shortcuts for Google's suite of online tools and how to enable them

The use of Google’s tools for collaborative assignment preparation is increasingly common in online courses. The G Suite also offers conferencing capability that some instructors are using for synchronous online meetings.

All of these tools have built-in hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts that enable them to be used completely mouse-free. However, they are often not visible or available by default. The linked page provides lists of these hotkeys and instructions to enable them for each tool.

The ability to use the keyboard is important for students and instructors who cannot or choose not to use a mouse, as well as those who use screen readers and other forms of assistive technology.


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Hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts for Zoom desktop clients (Windows/Mac?Linux)

Many instructors are suddenly using the Zoom video conference platform to hold synchronous class meetings or virtual office hours with individual students. This page contains a list of hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts for the Zoom desktop clients, as well as instructions for editing them.

This will be a useful reference for any students or instructors who cannot or prefer not to use a mouse, those who use screen reading software, and anyone else who prefers to customize how they interact with this communication tool.


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Inclusive Learning Design Handbook

The Floe Inclusive Learning Design Handbook is a free Open Educational Resource (OER) designed to assist teachers, content creators, Web developers, and others in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning preferences and individual needs. 

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UDL Guidelines from CAST

At this link is a version of the guidelines with clickable headers and checkpoints. More information is provided for each guideline.

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Accessibility Toolkit

The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students.

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Live captioning your own content

A three-minute video on how to use Zoom and Google Slides captioning to live captioning a lecture and record it to share.

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Article from Aimi Hamraie on the Mapping Access blog on ways to improve accessibility when transferring your typically in-person teaching to an online-environment.  I found this short article to have great ideas about how to incorporate students into the redesign of the course if needed and other ways to help from everyone feeling disconnected when now in an online environment.   

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