TLT Blog

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:55

Update: Both Jan. 9th and Jan. 17th Camp Canvas sessions have reached capacity. Please use the form below to sign up for our waiting list...

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:39

This chart is intended to help instructors locate tools from other learning management systems (Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai) in Canvas. It will tell you the equivalent of those tools and options in Canvas, where to find them, and offers links to both text and video guides on how to use them. If...

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:17

In coordination with the Office of General Counsel, Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology advises instructors who use Turnitin for plagiarism detection to include the following statement in their course syllabus:

Students agree that by taking this course all...

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:04

Did you know that captions improve the comprehensibility of videos for both the hearing-impaired and non-impaired students? Watch the video below to see effective demonstrations of all the different times and places captions can help your students.

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Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:00

When you think about hyperlinks, it quickly becomes obvious that the internet is made of links, so making sure your links are easily understandable to everyone is far more important than many people realize. It is not unlikely that one or more students in your course utilize some form...

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,...

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...