Digital course content development includes consideration for components including learning management systems, websites, Massive Online Open Content (MOOCs), PowerPoint presentations, graphics, images, videos, and many others. The learner's experience benefits from a focus on making content and interfaces inclusive, accessible, and usable.
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Iowa State provides guidance, support and training for developing accessible, usable and inclusive digital content and experiences. CELT created a dedicated page to help instructors "accessify" their courses.
More information on additional training opportunities in the "Get Training" page.
For information on tasks you can easily take on while you are creating your instructional content documents, visit our "Do It Yourself" page.
Learning Management Systems
A group led by Hadi Rangin, Web Design and IT Accessibility Specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shared their findings in 2013. The report, published through his blog, provides a snapshot of the state of accessibility in these systems and can be used as a dated reference.
Other Digital Course Content Development Resources
Engineering-LAS Online Learning provides instructional development support to instructors in the College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. They have been in the forefront of accessible instructional development at Iowa State and co-sponsored the 2016 Workshop Series on Accessibility: Accessibility at ISU: Guidance for Staff & Faculty. The series has since been edited and captioned. Videos of the four sessions offer an overview of accessibility from the perspective of various campus stakeholders.
The Center for Agricultural Instruction & Technology BrentonTransfer, provides support and training to faculty at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.