UDL series — Engagement: Recruiting Interest

7 July 2022

Providing multiple means of engagement in a course — by optimizing individual choice and autonomy, by optimizing relevance, value and authenticity, and by minimizing threats and distractions — is another fundamental principle of UDL. Implementing options for engagement can increase the inclusiveness of the classroom.

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UDL series — Representation: Comprehension

30 June 2022

Transforming accessible information into usable knowledge is not a passive process but an active one. Designing how information is presented can lead to increased comprehension.

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UDL series — Representation: Languages and Symbols

24 June 2022

Multiple means of representation includes vocabulary, symbols, syntax, and structure. Students might encounter difficulties when information is presented in only one form, and providing clarity of language and symbol can help.

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UDL series — Representation: Perception

21 June 2022

Providing the same information in multiple modalities (both text and images, for example) creates flexibility on how content is perceived and can reduce barriers to learning.

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Useful Gmail Features for New Students

14 June 2022

Every new student at Carleton receives a Gmail email to use for the rest of their academic career at Carleton. Here are some of the features of Gmail I have recently learned which have helped me be more productive.

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How you can implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in small steps

9 June 2022

UDL can create an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all students in the classroom. As instructors at Carleton, you can help increase student success by applying UDL principles to your curriculum.

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A New Campus Map is Coming to Carleton!

8 June 2022

Web Services is working with Concept3D for Carleton’s new campus map. Among the features will be the ability to interact with the map on mobile devices.

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Zoom updates, May 2022

26 May 2022

Zoom regularly rolls out new features and security updates. Here are instructions for updating Zoom, as well as a quick show-&-tell of some of its newest capabilities.

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End of Academic Year Support and Summer Changes

17 May 2022

As our academic year and spring term are ending, please note these reminders and opportunities for end-of-term use of academic technologies, summer updates, and getting ready for the next academic year.

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