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Year-end Reflection

Written by Sasha White, Instructional Designer  Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? I munch on chicken fingers at the table as I try to admire my Christmas tree and strategize on how best to put gifts under it without my dogs Pumpkin and Donut causing an elephant stampede (95% of the presents are theirs – and they know it, too).   Under normal circumstances (normal…

Accessibility and Usability in Online Course Design

Written by Sasha White, Instructional Designer Edited by: Debra Sinkarsin The Manitoba Flexible Learning HUB hosted an Accessibility and Usability webinar on December 1, 2021. From the 14 of 29 registered attendees that participated, valuable input was gleaned specifically with the focus on key principles in accessibility and usability as well as frameworks that support…

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Virtual Class Etiquette for Students

Written by  Iwona Gniadek, Instructional Designer The following tips are meant to be shared with students. They can be shared as part of the course syllabus to set clear expectations for synchronous class netiquette, or they could be shared before each class. You might consider sharing the list on the discussion forum and have a conversation…