Beyond this site's step-by-step instructions, there are a few resources that you can use at your convenience that can help you learn software on your own.
KU Technology YouTube Channel
There are several videos created KU IT that show step-by-step processes on how to use software and making files accessible. You can find these on the respective how-to pages or view all of them on KU Techology YouTube Channel.
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Creating Accessible Content
Office 365 for Courses (video)
Kit Cole and CODL’s Kim Glover and Renee Hewitt discusses creating accessible Word, PowerPoint and Excel files for courses.
Office 365 for Web (video)
Kit Cole and CODL’s Kim Glover and Renee Hewitt discuss creating accessible Word, PowerPoint and Excel files for placing on the web or in other communications such as email.
Create Accessible PDFs for Courses (video)
This session introduces using Adobe Acrobat DC to create accessible PDFs for use in courses. Presenters include Kim Glover and Renee Hewitt from CODL and Kit Cole from KU IT.
Create Accessible PDFs for Web (video)
This session will introduce using Adobe Acrobat DC to create accessible PDFs for use in web sites and communications. Presenters include Kit Cole, JD Warnock, Susan Patton and Bill Kummerow from KU IT.
Remediate PDFs for Courses (video)
Kim Glover and Kit Cole discuss remediating PDF files. These files could include older files that have been generated as PDFs, documents that no longer have an active design file, and PDFs created from various sources that make accessibility challenging.
Remediate PDFs for Web (video)
Kit Cole, JD Warnock, Susan Patton and Bill Kummerow discuss remediating PDF files. These files could include older files that have been generated as PDFs, documents that no longer have an active design file, PDFs created from various sources that make accessibility challenging and more.
Videos for Courses (video)
CODL’s Missy Combs, KU IT’s Eric Havens and Neil Rasmussen discuss creating accessible videos, generating auto-captioning and editing captions for courses.
Videos for Web (video)
CODL’s Missy Combs, KU IT’s Eric Havens and Neil Rasmussen discuss creating accessible videos, generating auto-captioning and editing captions for web.
Create Accessible Courses (video)
Kim Glover and Renee Hewitt from CODL joined Kit Cole, Jenine Meston and Brad Rankin from KU IT to cover creating accessible courses in Blackboard and Canvas. Additionally, Jenine Meston will discuss creating accessible VoiceThread content.
Create Accessible Websites (video)
Kit Cole, JD Warnock, Susan Patton and Bill Kummerow from KU IT discuss how to design accessible websites using KU’s CMS and Drupal 8.
Technology Services & Software
Best Practices for Organizing Courses (video)
Kim Glover, John White, and Missy Combs from CODL discuss best practices on how to prepare and organize your online course content for the upcoming semester.
Gathering Data Remotely (video)
Jason Koepp from Analytics, Institutional Research, & Effectiveness discusses how to get started using Qualtrics to gather data. In the second half of the session, KU IT’s Linda Dixon will cover using Microsoft Forms for simple data gathering.
Engagement in an Online Environment (video)
In the first half of this webinar, Renee Hewitt from CODL shares how to plan for online engagement with your spring course. In the second half, you’ll hear from Jordan Yochim and Kelci Schilly on how they use Teams to support strategic planning and offer a student online conference, respectively.
Storing Data (video)
KU IT’s Linda Dixon provides an introduction to KU’s cloud storage options, which includes OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint.
Faculty and GTA Panel – Lessons from Fall 2020 (video)
CTE Director Dea Follmer Greenhoot, and some of KU’s Faculty Consultants and Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) share best practices from Fall 2020 to teaching this spring 2021.
Working with Data (video)
Brush up on you Excel skills by learning several tips and tricks and start to summarize and visualize data with pivot tables, hosted by KU IT’s Tennille Fincham.
Virtual Meetings and Multimedia (video)
Media Production Studio Manager John Rinnert covers best practices with Zoom, which will be followed by an update from Jake Coffman and Mike Doll about technology in the classroom.
Presenting Data (video)
KU IT’s Julie Hartness shows you how to take your data visualizations to a new level using Microsoft’s Power BI, which is available to all faculty and staff at no cost. Then, KU IT’s Tennille Fincham will cover some PowerPoint tips and tricks for presenting your data.