Creating an Accessible Learning Environment in Canvas Series

With Karen Crouch,  Instructional Design and Technology Consultant, ASSETT, Brad Grabham, Instructional Designer, Learning Design Group, and Becky Rex, Instructional Designer, Learning Design Group

These workshops are intended to be taken together, as they progressively enhance accessibility knowledge and skills in Canvas. However, participants have the flexibility to either RSVP for all three workshops or attend any single workshop as a standalone option.

Canvas and Incorporating Universal Design for Learning

September 14, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MTClick here to RSVP for this event. At the start of the event click here to join us on Zoom.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. During this workshop, participants will enrich their understanding of concepts related to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility while strengthening their professional course design skills in such ways as to increase the quality of student learning. By the end of the training, attendees will be able to define and explore the neuroscientific basis of UDL, identify key principles and practices that proactively support students, and begin to consider ways to implement UDL in activities and learning experiences in Canvas. 

Canvas Course Design Basics

October 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT, Click here to RSVP for this event. At the start of the event click here to join us on Zoom.

Since the migration to the Canvas LMS in 2018, the Academic Technology Consultants and the Academic Technology Initiatives Team within OIT have worked with instructors and students to identify key aspects of Canvas course design. In this workshop designed for newer Canvas users, we will discuss some “quick wins” that can be implemented to streamline your Canvas course and reduce cognitive load for students navigating your online content. This training will also dedicate some time to covering the Cidi Labs Design Tools which can be used to create more engaging and navigable Canvas pages. By the end of this training, attendees will be able to identify several high-impact areas of basic Canvas course design and leverage the basics of Cidi Labs to design a course home page. 

Canvas Accessibility

November 16, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT, Click here to RSVP for this event. At the start of the event click here to join us on Zoom

The Digital Accessibility Office (DAO) frames digital accessibility as “all people should have the opportunity to access the same information and services in the digital environment without facing undue barriers or burdens.” To enhance awareness and create a more inclusive environment, the DAO will facilitate a Canvas accessibility workshop. Since Canvas is a robust platform, this workshop will cover some basics, including how to proactively prepare your course for accessibility, design and structure your course for ease of use, and create accessible videos, quizzes, and digital content. By the end of this training, attendees will better understand how to make their Canvas courses accessible. 

Thursday, November 16 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lecture/Presentation, Meeting/Conference, Information Session, Workshop/Training, Virtual


Development & Training, Diversity & Inclusion, Education, Internet & Digital Media


Faculty, Students, Graduate Students, Staff, Postdoc



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