TLT Blog

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, 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...