Tag Archives: Academic Innovation Newsletter

Improving Colour Accessibility for Students with Colour Deficiency

Improving Colour Accessibility for Students with Colour Deficiency Image CC by Johannes Ahlmann Did you know that approximately 1 in 12 men is colour blind? Colour blindness — or more accurately, poor or deficient colour vision — can affect a … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Sandbox Sessions

Ed Tech Sandbox Sessions Are you facilitating an online course this semester or next and still feel a bit overwhelmed about using technology? Join the Ed Tech Sandbox Sessions to try out your tools and synchronous teaching in a safe … Continue reading

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Do you have a favorite mobile app for teaching and learning? Tell us about it.

The Educational Technology department wants to hear about the mobile apps that have made online teaching and learning better for you and your students. Tell us about your app and be entered to win a gift card.  

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Increasing accessibility of course content: How to create closed-captioned videos

Increasing accessibility of course content: How to create closed-captioned videos What are closed captions? Closed captions are a transcription of dialogue that is added to a video or digital presentation and, when turned on, appears as text on the bottom … Continue reading

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Increasing Accessibility of Course Content: Tips for using the Brightspace Accessibility Checker

Increasing accessibility of course content: Tips for using the Brightspace Accessibility Checker Web Accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of making websites and online content usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. Use the Brightspace Accessibility Checker to identify common … Continue reading

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End-of-Semester Sharing Session

On Friday, November 27th from 10:30 until 12:00, Ed Tech is hosting an End-of-Semester Sharing Session and we would love for you to participate.  How can you participate?  Share your tool or activity If you have adopted a tool or educational technology-based activity this semester … Continue reading

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New Ed Tech Online Course Assistance Program

New Ed Tech Online Course Assistance Program Have you heard about Ed Tech’s Online Course Assistants (OCA) pilot program? We have hired and trained three Co-op students who can provide online course support for your department or individual instructors. Our … Continue reading

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A Curated List of Ed Tech Articles

A Curated List of Ed Tech Articles Whether you are on your NID and preparing for the spring semester or you are currently tackling your debut semester teaching remotely online, this list has something useful for you. In this short … Continue reading

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Langara’s Learning Tools and Technologies

We know you are becoming Brightspace experts, but have you tried out any of Langara’s other learning tools and technologies? Try this quiz to see how much you know about our tools and support. Langara’s Ed Tech department provides expertise, … Continue reading

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Meet the people supporting you as Educational Technology’s Instructional Assistants!

    Daniel Andrade Fonseca  My specialties are web development and project management; I offer technical support to instructors in Brightspace and other Langara tools, like Zoom and Kaltura.     My interest in technology started early.  I’ve loved video games since I was a kid … Continue reading

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