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Resources for Creating Accessible Blackboard Shells

by Jessica Porter, Office of Educational Technology (eTech) There has been a lot of talk about accessibility lately, and you may be wondering how this applies to your face-to-face classes. The truth is accessibility touches all aspects of your course, from multimedia to course documents, and it’s a good idea to ensure this content is

Read the Teaching Professor

As a member of the UA community, you have access to The Teaching Professor, a journal devoted to teaching and learning in higher education. This journal is accessible to all faculty members with active UA+Box accounts. If you haven’t yet activated your Box account, visit http://oit.ua.edu/oit/ua-box-welcome/uaboxinfo/ for instructions. 

EndNote X7 Now Available

Over the summer, the University acquired a number of new software licenses, including EndNote X7, a citation manager that allows users to build and share customized reference libraries, import PDFs, and create citations and bibliographies in various styles. Users can download and install EndNote X7 to their personal or University machines, and they can access it anywhere using the online portal. For more

Providing Notes to Students with Disabilities

Starting this year, instructors will need to provide note-taking accommodations to qualifying students through UA+Box. Once the student produces an accommodations letter from the Office of Disability Services (ODS), instructors should identify a note taker and then setup a Box folder where he/she can upload notes. ODS offers a helpful quick start guide for setting