Follow Up Friday

October 27, 2023

Link Accessibility

Links allow for easy tool and resource navigation. Links have the ability to enhance your teaching and offer your students supplementary resources. 

Creating Descriptive Links

It is best to use link text that will offer a description of what your audience is navigating to. Avoid stand-alone links such as “click here” or “read more.” The link should readily flow with the information you are already offering.

Example: “Learn about course accessibility before reading on.”

If you want to include multiple links, make sure they are unique. Don’t use numerous different link descriptions that all mean –or literally say– the same thing. Having four different links that all say “Clemson Online” but lead to four different locations should be avoided. Instead come up with different descriptions written in your text to allude to what learners will be navigating to if they click the link. Shorten URLS that stick out or that are long. Or, if providing a file extension make sure to include the extension within the link.

To create a descriptive link select the text you want to embed the link in and click the chain link button. Insert the URL to the area that the chain link opens, and alter the description. You can also highlight the area on the  document and retype the descriptive text directly on the page. 

Upcoming Events

Quick Hits: iClicker

Thursday, November 2nd, 3:30-4:30 PM

Join this training to have your questions about iClicker answered. Whether you have a specific question or want an iClicker topic demonstrated, this training opportunity is your time to work with one of our iClicker admins. When registering, choose whether to have a specific topic covered, enter your question, or both. 

Facilitated by our Learning Technology Team.

Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.
Registration: Quick Hits: iClicker on November 2nd .

Planning an Online Course

Wednesday, November 15th, 1:30-2:30 PM

Whether taking a face-to-face course online or building a new one from scratch, designing an online course takes time and planning. Join this presentation to learn about which course elements to start with and how to build an effective plan for developing an online course. 

Facilitated by Leslie Fuller, Ph.D., Digital Learning Strategist.

Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.
Registration: Planning an Online Course on November 15th 

Clemson Online Fall 2023 Events Calendar

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Review our Fall 2023 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust Summer lineup of topics and live training formats to support your use of Canvas and other e-learning tools. Topics cover demonstrations of using Kaltura, presentations on inclusive practices for online education, and workshops to get your Canvas site ready to teach!

All of our live training is recorded. Registrants will automatically receive a link to that day’s video after it has been processed.

Contact James Butler with any questions regarding these sessions. 

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