Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses: Home Page

Implementing the principles of universal design in online learning means anticipating the diversity of students that may enroll in your course and planning accordingly. These ten key elements will greatly enhance the accessibility and usability of your course for students with and without disabilities.

Source: ualr.edu

Great advice:

Step 1: Develop content first, then design.
Step 2: Provide simple, consistent navigation.
Step 3: Include an accommodation statement.
Step 4: Choose CMS tools carefully.
Step 5: Model and teach good discussion board etiquette.
Step 6: Use color with care.
Step 7: Provide accessible document formats.
Step 8: Choose fonts carefully.
Step 9: Convert PowerPoint™ to accessible HTML.
Step 10: If it’s auditory make it visual; if it is visual make it auditory.

7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms – Edudemic

Whether you want to have students turn in homework via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical to having a connected classroom. Most tools are free, all are robust, and they’re quite easy to use. What could be better than that? You can use any of these below tools to get feedback from parents, students, colleagues, and more.

Source: www.edudemic.com

A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

Explore what careers are right for you – About – – eParachute

Are you a recent graduate searching for what to do with your education? Or a career-changer wondering where else you could go with your hard-earned skills? Or a job-hunter who just doesn’t like the options in front of you?

Dream up your next career with eParachute:

Discover your most loved strengths,
Explore hundreds of potential career paths, and
See how well careers match what you love to do most.

Inspired by the best-selling career guide of all time.

Source: eparachute.com

This is the 21st Century version of the classic job search book: What Color is Your Parachute.

Free Security Check Ups | StaySafeOnline.org

Many computer security vendors offer free computer security checks for your computer.
Visit a link below to check your computer for known viruses, spyware, and more and discover if your computer is vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Source: www.staysafeonline.org

Be aware, but don’t live in fear.  Here’s a list of security checks you can run on your computer. Remember Ben Franklin’s words: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”