TLT Blog

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:55

Have you ever wanted a one-stop website for web-based accessibility information? One that’s easy to read and understand? WebAIM.org (Web Accessibility In Mind) may be what you’re looking for. While the W3C website is more comprehensive, WebAIM takes some...

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:57

While those of us who remember Clippy may wince at the very mention of a “helpful” feature in Microsoft Office, the Accessibility Checker may change your mind. Microsoft has taken the content of their pages on how to make your Office materials accessible, and used it to create a one-button...

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 18:32

According to Instructure, Mission: InstructureCon 0017 (a spy-themed conference for all things Canvas) went off without a hitch in beautiful Keystone, Colorado. For Rutgers Canvas Administrators and instructional designers, the conference was a new learning experience: new ways to use Canvas,...

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:03

Have you ever read, or listened to, accessibility guidelines and wondered how they should be applied, how this is supposed to work in practice? Guidelines and recommendations for online content can be hard to envision practical applications for, if you’re not a web-developer. The...

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 14:59

In my last post, I discussed my work with Dr. Daniel Herman from Political Science to get his course officially recognized by Quality Matters.  My post was even linked on the ...

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 00:00

The instructional design team is pleased to announce a Political Science course we have supported has received official Quality Matters recognition!  This is only the third course at Rutgers to do so,...

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:14

InfoComm is North America’s largest audiovisual trade show and conference for creative, technical professionals looking for new technology solutions and innovative practices in the industry. This year InfoComm attracted over 44,000 visitors and featured...

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 23:33

Canvas, the newest learning management system at Rutgers, is now available for any faculty member to use. As you get used to the new platform, here are some things it may be helpful for you to check at the beginning of each new term. As you use Canvas, here are some useful hints and must-do’s to...

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:00


Before you publish your Canvas course site, use this checklist to make sure your site is ready to go. This checklist can be used whether you are using content imported from another LMS or have created your Canvas course site “from scratch.” Not...

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:54

Respondus is a Windows-based program that can be used to create and manage exams and quizzes for print or publication in a learning management system.  As you consider migrating your course from one LMS to another, Respondus is a powerful tool to ensure that your exams are easily migrated to...