Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

What is UDL? The three basic principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) stress the use of multiple means of representation, expression and engagement. The goal of UDL is to ensure that the same learning occurs regardless of individual differences. What UDL tools are available in D2L? Open dyslexic font style: How to Modify Font Size […]

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Design Templates for Accessibility and Custom Layouts

These templates are recommended for advance users to improve the look and feel of their courses. Additionally, the templates are fully responsive and are designed to meet Universal Design for Learning and accessibility standards. That is, these templates use format styles, such as heading 1, heading 2 and paragraph, which are necessary for assistive technology […]

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How to Modify Device Settings to Improve Accessibility

Here are some suggestions provided by Student Accessibility Services on how to modify the settings on your device to improve accessibility. Note: The applications listed below are not supported by the university’s IT Support Centre or the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. If you need further assistance, please contact the vendors directly. Android General […]

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ePortfolio

An ePortfolio is an organized collection of evidence such as documents, graphics, audio files, videos, presentations, and course work. The UCalgary ePortfolio is a personal digital space to: Provide long term storage; Collect different forms of “data” to be used as evidence of learning, development, or competency; Capture your individual perceptions of learning experiences; Act as a medium/venue to share […]

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Institutionally supported and approved online learning technologies

If you would like to use an online learning technology that is not listed on this page, please contact your IT Partner to begin the process of review and evaluation for use within courses. In accordance with University of Calgary policies, including the University of Calgary’s Electronic Communications Policy, and in compliance with provincial regulations […]

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Video Hosting

The University of Calgary does not currently have a platform for publishing videos. D2L can handle very short clips, but those are viewable only within a course. There is currently a project, coordinated by Information Technologies and the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, to identify and implement a video hosting platform for use by […]

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Decommissioning of Breeze http://breeze.ucalgary.ca server

Information Technologies is in the process of decommissioning unsupported Servers running on Windows 2003 OS, which include Breeze (http://breeze.ucalgary.ca). Adobe Connect (http://connect.ucalgary.ca) will be the replacement server for Breeze services (ie narrated PowerPoint slides created with the Adobe Presenter plug-in). If you would like to save or republish your content, please follow the steps outlined below as […]

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Extra Resources

The following sites are great resources to find information on additional questions or help resources that you may need. Continuing Education Help Site (useful for everyone) Continuing Education at the UofC has created a fantastic site with great resources. Please check them out here. D2L From the company, D2L is now calling the LMS “BrightSpace”. […]

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