REDESIGNING FOR ACCESSIBILITY
Missouri Online designers often assist faculty in developing more visually appealing graphic designs and multimedia for their online courses. Other times, we redesign Canvas courses to ensure the content meets digital accessibility guidelines. A perfect example is our recent work with the Missouri School of Journalism undergraduate advising site for new and returning journalism school students.
Our recent blog post highlights the changes we made to help ensure students can access the site from any browser or mobile device. If you would like help designing (or redesigning) your Canvas course for visual appeal and accessibility, don’t hesitate to contact us.
COURSE SHARING SUPPORT
The course sharing program allows faculty to reach students from any of the four UM System campuses by letting students enroll in a course with their usual home campus registration process. This highly beneficial program encourages collaboration across campuses, advances faculty course development and design, and contributes to the well-being of students, faculty and the UM System as a whole.
A new section on Missouri Online: Teaching is all about course sharing, Intercampus course sharing | Missouri Online: Teaching
This link goes to the course sharing dashboard. Log in using your University SSO ID and password.
Additional course sharing resource links
Role of Secondary Faculty (contact on the secondary campus)
Canvas tool support
Instructional and media design support
ACT NOW TO UPDATE YOUR CANVAS COURSE CONTENT
Remove your outdated pages from Module 0
In the future, new Canvas courses will not contain Module 0. The information previously in Module 0 will be contained within two documents linked from your course navigation (Getting started in Canvas for instructors and Getting started for students). The change eliminates the unnecessary duplication of pages in your course when copying your course each semester.
The two new links will appear in all courses in mid-December 2022. This includes organization, development and noncredit sites, in addition to Fall ‘22 and Spring ‘23 registrar courses. Act now to remove your outdated modules and Canvas pages by removing those individual pages.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!
Thank you to everyone who came out to meet the Missouri Online Academic Technology and Instructional Designer teams in person. We loved having the opportunity to visit with people at every campus and hear more about what you are doing and how we can support you.
Congratulations to the following people for winning a prize in our drawing.
- Sanjiv Bhatia, UMSL - Zoom backpack
- Nicolette Yevich, MU - Zoom Northface fleece jacket
- Ardith McComb, MST - Zoom grey hoodie
- Tim Maher, UMSL - Panopto t-shirt and beer mug
- Debra Taylor, MST - Panopto t-shirt & water bottle
- Heidi Updike, UMKC - Canvas t-shirt & socks
- Brian Frehner, UMKC - Canvas t-shirt
- Sam Horton, MU - Canvas t-shirt
- Meghan McInnes, UMKC - Zoom long sleeve t-shirt
- Jeff Jennings, MST - Zoom long sleeve t-shirt
- Andy Goodenor, UMKC - Missouri Online Yeti cup
- Tony Barbis, MU - Missouri Online Yeti cup
We will be making the rounds in February 2023. We hope to see you then!
IS YOUR ONLINE COURSE OFFERING UP TO DATE?
If your online course was certified in 2016, 2017, or 2018, now is a great time to submit your request for a quality course review before the current certification expires. Our team is accepting requests for course reviews in preparation for the next window and submitting your course for review now will put you ahead of the game. Not sure when your course certification expires? Reach out to TeachingOnline@umsystem.edu, and we’ll happily confirm your course’s certification status. Need help preparing your online course for review? Our instructional designers are ready to help and have put together a Quality Course Review Guide for Instructors.
Missouri Online was created to support digital education and encourage significant enrollment growth in online programs across our four universities. Our team of instructional designers and developers, learning technologists, student services professionals, program coordinators and marketing specialists are here to assist you.