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Making your Canvas modules accessible

If you’ve attended any TEL training recently, you’ll have heard us mention digital accessibility. This means making sure online teaching materials are usable for students with disabilities or specific learning needs. This year sees the introduction of new legislation governing

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Getting ready for September with TEL

Summer is here, but before we know it students will be arriving to begin the 2019-20 academic year. Before then, teaching staff will want to prepare their Canvas modules and related materials. To support staff during this process Technology Enhanced

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TEL:US Podcast: Daniel Hajas

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Daniel Hajas is a PHD Student at the University of Sussex, working multisensory experiences, with special emphasis on the topic of using mid-air haptic interfaces for science communication in the Sussex Human Computer Interaction lab. As part of our Digital

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New TEL:US Podcast: Dawn Green from The Karten Network

Visit the podcast page to listen to the latest show. On this show I had the opportunity to chat to Dawn Green, Development Co-ordinator at the Karten Network. Dawn also chairs the technology steering group, which meets to support the

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Canvas Know-How: Using the Accessibility Checker

When developing your teaching materials in Canvas, it is important to consider online standards of accessibility to ensure that your content is inclusive of as many individual students as possible. This is important to ensure that equal access and opportunity

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Effective pedagogy for students with Specific Learning Difficulties

This is a guest post by Dr Lara Montesinos Coleman (School of Global Studies). Teaching staff in most schools and universities tend to have limited awareness of how a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) can affect learning.  There is particularly sparse literature

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5 Top Tips for creating inclusive presentations

For presentations to be part of truly inclusive teaching practice they need to be created with an eye on accessibility. This post will outline some things you can do to make your presentations in lectures, seminars, meetings and conferences accessible

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Autumn 2017 TEL Workshops

Image: “My Life Through A Lens” Over the Summer we’ve been beavering away developing an exciting menu of workshops and training activities for the Autumn term, blending our most popular sessions from last year with a range of new workshops

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