Cobra Learning - Organizing your course accessibly


Organizing your course accessibly

All people learn differently. Organizing your course in a way that supports the learning needs and styles of all users can be a difficult task. Your learning materials need to engage, educate, evaluate and accommodate people effectively.

In this topic we discuss a number of design decisions you can make to help ensure your course is accessible to all users.

  1. Set clear course expectations
  2. Make time limits and deadlines flexible
  3. Provide alternative learning materials

Set clear course expectations

There are some design decisions you can make that will help all learners use your online course effectively:

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Make time limits and deadlines flexible

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Provide alternative learning materials

One of the most effective course design decisions you can make to improve engagement is to offer course materials that appeal to more than one sense. For example, the same material can have an audio, video, and text component. This type of redundancy helps engage learners with different learning types, reinforces important concepts, and helps ensure that users with physical disabilities can access content in a suitable format.

Most of the following tips provided are web content standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and should be considered when creating HTML content:

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