Faculty Resources for Online Courses

Accessible Graphs

Desmos

One of the tools available to students, is a free online program called Desmos (Links to an external site.). It allows the user to create graphs, and then listen to them by either reading out the plots or interpreting changes in tone and pitch.

 

Next Faculty Training Topic: Accessibility Checklist

 

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Accommodation Basics for Faculty

The Office of Disability Services partners with faculty and/or the schools to ensure that student's approved academic accommodations are met. If you have questions or concerns about any accommodations listed on a Letter of Accommodation, please start by contacting the specific coordinator listed on the letter.

BASIS FOR DETERMINING ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations are approved for a student after the student has met with a coordinator…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Adding Extra Time on Exams/Quizzes in a Learning Management System

This link includes instructions on how to extend the time on your online test/quiz. Be sure you are working with our office to ensure it is fully accessible, however.

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Adding Live Captioning to online classes

For professors looking to teach synchronous online classes, our office recommends using WebEx. If you require live captioning, below are the steps to enable them:

Enabling WebEx- First Time Users

First-time users will need to activate your WebEx service. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to netid.rutgers.edu
  2. Click Service Activation on the left side menu
  3. After you've logged in, click the box that reads 'Rutgers WebEx'.
  4. Click Activate Services

A confirmation page will…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Creating a Kaltura Channel - and sharing it with a captionist

This page is for professors moving their courses online as a result of COVID-19. We have arranged for all of your videos to be captioned by 3Play media. To do so, please follow the instructions below:

 

Set up your Channel

Go to: https://rutgers.mediaspace.kaltura.com/ and Log in.

First-time users will need to click on their name on the top right and then click 'Account Request'.  It…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Creating Accessible Math

Creating accessible math is hard. As you heard in a previous video, depending on the type of browser, its version, the type of screen reader and its version, the same equation may be read in multiple ways to the student. 

Below is a video tutorial on how we would recommend you create your math, that would allow our office to provide the student with accessible math.

(P.S I intended on combining the two videos, but ran into issues doing so)

From LaTeX to Accessible Math

 

From MathType to Accessible…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Creating Navigation

In our introduction to screen readers part 1, we looked at how  a student would navigate your course content. Below is a tutorial on how to set up structure with in your documents to allow a student to easily navigate through them.

 

 

To add a heading style

  1. Select a text that you want to add a header to.

  2. Select Home > Styles (or press Alt + H, then L), and then select the heading…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Extended Time in Pearson's MyMathLab and MyStatsLab

To extend the time limit on an exam or quiz in Pearson's MyMathLab or MyStats lab before students start an assignment

For the entire class:
  1. From the Assignments list, click the assignment title.
  2. On the Overview page, click Edit Grading and Presentation Settings in the Actions box. View image.

  3. On the Basic tab, change the time limit under Assignment Has a Time Limit, and then click Save.

Campus

New Brunswick, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Faculty Accessibility Resources

Faculty Accessibility Resources:

As courses are moved to an online environment, we have developed faculty resources for accessible online learning to provide the most critical accessibility and accommodation considerations when moving courses, content and assessments from in-person to online formats in a constrained time frame.  The University…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Faculty Accessibility Resources

As courses are moved to an online environment, we have developed faculty resources for accessible online learning to provide the most critical accessibility and accommodation considerations when moving courses, content and assessments from in-person to online formats in a constrained time frame.  The University has also created overall faculty resources as they move to…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

How to Create an Accessible Powerpoint

How to Create an Accessible PowerPoint Presentation

WebAim: PowerPoint Accessibility (Links to an external site)

Video tutorial

Our office has found that many faculty create their own PowerPoint slides which make up a large percentage of what faculty upload to their LMS. Below is a step by step video guide on how to create accessible PowerPoints.

 

For written documentation, please visit…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

How to do Live Web Conferencing (Big Blue Button) - and include live captions

Setting up Big Blue Button

For those using canvas, you will need to use the Conferences tool:

  1. Go to your course in canvas, and click on the conferences tool
  2. Click the blue + Conference Button
  3. Enter in the details of your session and click update

 

Adding Captioning
  1. Start your session
  2. on the bottom left you'll see a blue plus (+) sign, click on it to open the opens menu
  3. Click on 'Write Close Captions'
  4. Select your language
  5. Select the…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty

Making Arrangements for Students Approved for ASL/CART Services

Students approved through the Office of Disabilities Services (ODS) will provide you a Letter of Accommodation indicating they require American Sign Language (ASL) or captioning for their lectures. Typically, you will receive an email from the ODS prior to this, asking for information to enable them to make appropriate arrangements for your course.

While there are a number of automated tools, in these cases, the ASL interpreter and all captioning is outsourced by ODS to a live person. This ensures accuracy of the captions.  All…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Students

Setting up ASL in Zoom

Information for professors

In many cases, depending on how long your class is or the nature of the content matter, the student may be assigned multiple ASL Interpreters. These individuals utilize signs, facial expressions, and body postures to communicate to the student what is happening during your class. The student will sometimes also use this to communicate to you, through the ASL interpreter.

It is important to note, you should always talk directly to the student, and not their interpreter when communicating…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff

Web Based Course Content Accessibility Quick Guide

Accessibility and disability-related accommodations must be taken into consideration throughout preparations and planning your online course to ensure that all students can fully participate.

This quick guide that will enable you to evaluate the most critical elements of your web-based course content.  For more detailed information on these topics and further topics of making your course accessible, please visit our faculty resource pages on…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty