Follow Up Friday

February 24, 2023

Don’t forget to add alt-text for all of your images in your online course!

From the Archives:

Alternative Tags for Accessibility

Alternative tags or text exist as a means for providing information to learners who require the use of a screen reader. Images of all kinds will be detected by readers, and your learners who use this technology will be at a significant disadvantage if they lack the proper alternative text or tag.

Revisit our post from October 3 to learn more about the principles of alt-text and how to apply them in Canvas.

How to add alt-text in Canvas

Screenshot of the Image Options button that appears in Canvas when you hover over an image in the Rich Content Editor.

Step 1: In the Rich Content Editor in Canvas, click on the image to see “Image Options” appear. Click that to pull up a menu.

Step 2: Provide an accurate, equivalent, and succinct description of the image.

Step 3. Select whether the image is decorative or not.

Step 4. Select “Done”.


Quality Matters for Summer Accelerate

Clemson Online is proud to announce new opportunities for instructors to gain experience in online course creation, teaching with Canvas, and the Quality Matters course review process. They start March 10 and include:

  • Online Course Bootcamp
  • Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)
  • QM Essentials Review
  • COFFEE: House Blend

Please see the full descriptions and registration links at our Quality Matters for Summer Accelerate website.

For applicable participants, these trainings can be listed on annual reviews. Check with your department for specific details. If you have any questions about these training opportunities or any aspect of Quality Matters at Clemson, please email Lori Kinley.

Upcoming Events

Presentation – Common Copyright Issues in Online Teaching

Wednesday, March 1

Learners benefit from instructors modeling academic integrity principles such as including citations and source credits. However, many instructors are not familiar with copyright and “fair use” guidelines as they apply to online courses. Join us to learn about common copyright violations in online teaching and how to avoid these issues by modeling appropriate copyright practices throughout your Canvas courses.

Facilitated by Sharyn Emery, PhD, Digital Learning Manager.

Register here for Common Copyright Issues in Online Teaching on March 1st .

Clemson Online Spring 2023 Events Calendar

Review Clemson Online’s Calendar of Events page for the instructional development events we will offer in Spring 2023.

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions.

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