About This Resource

Funding

This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. Learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy.

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Partners

Thank you to our partners from Seneca College, Durham College, Algonquin College, and the University of Ottawa for their support of this VLS initiative.partner logos

  • Amy Lin, Director, The Teaching and Learning Centre, Seneca College
  • Jean Choi, Dean, Teaching, Learning & Program Quality, Durham College
  • Farbod Karimi, Chair, Learning and Teaching Services, Algonquin College
  • Hubert Gagnon, Director, Innovative Pedagogies and Digital Learning, University of Ottawa
  • Marc Villeneuve, Teaching and Learning Support Services, University of Ottawa

Development Team

We acknowledge the talents of our designers and developers:

  • Natalie Oldfield (Instructional Designer), Seneca College
  • Katia Iassinovskaia (Media Production), Seneca College
  • Logan Joudrey (Media Production), Durham College
  • Anh Lam (Web Developer), Seneca College
  • Filiz Ozek-Gunyel (WIL Student), Seneca College

We are grateful for the support and services of the Seneca Teaching and Learning Centre, Durham College Centre for Teaching and Learning, Algonquin College Learning and Teaching Services, and the University of Ottawa Teaching and Learning Support Service.


Accessibility Statement

Seneca and its partners are committed to providing an accessible teaching, learning, living and working community that is barrier-free and inclusive for all individuals. Seneca’s Accessibility Statement Policy is in place to ensure practices and procedures are consistent with the accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Accessibility Standards

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

Rethinking Assessment Strategies for Online Learning: a short course for post-secondary educators has been designed to conform with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA, as required by the AODA.

Accessible Features of this Resource

The course content has been optimized for accessibility:

  • All content is navigable by keyboard.
  • Hyperlinks are visually distinct and are formatted with meaningful text.
  • Proper heading structures were implemented to optimize screen reader navigation.
  • All images have alternative text, and when appropriate, a long description.
  • The colour contrast of text complies with accessibility guidelines.
  • Colour is not used alone to convey information.
  • All videos have closed captioning.
  • Video transcripts have been created for videos created in-house and for some externally sourced videos.

Known Accessibility Issues and Feedback

We have made every attempt to ensure that this resource is as accessible and usable as possible. We welcome your feedback on any accessibility issues you may find with this resource. Please contact us and let us know if you encounter any accessibility barriers. We try to respond to feedback within two business days.

This resource contains original documents from third-party sources. We cannot guarantee the accessibility of any third-party resources.

If you find any issues, please provide the following information:

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Currently, there are no known accessibility issues in this resource.

Any accessibility issues that have been identified will be listed below.

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This statement was last updated on 23 February 2022.


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