Nancy Swenson, Associate Instructional Designer, University of Central Florida
Disability Area: Topic Area:
Length of Session (in hours): 1-hr
Expertise Level: All Levels
Type of session: Not provided
Summary of Session
This session will share high level information about the Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) that the University of Central Florida developed to check and fix common accessibility issues in Instructure Canvas courses.
This session will share high level information about the Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) developed by the University of Central Florida for courses created in the Instructure Canvas Learning Management System. UDOIT will scan a course, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues and even allow some issues to be fixed on the spot. Come learn how we are using the tool and how you can use it at your institution.
Importance of accessibility of online course materials
Common accessibility issues in online course materials
Resources to learn about and fix common accessibility issues in online coruse materials
Nancy Swenson is an Associate Instructional Designer at the University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning. She assists faculty with the design, development, and delivery of online and hybrid courses. Nancy has a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education. Prior to becoming an Instructional Designer, she taught Business Education classes for 13 years in the Florida public school system. She has also worked as an adjunct instructor at UCF, Valencia Community College, and Florida Virtual School. Her online teaching and learning research interests include adult learning theory universal design for learning, and accessibility of online education. She has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences as well as being published in a peer reviewed journal.