Upcoming events

In our Winter 2020 programming for faculty and graduate students, we’re offering different themes of workshops:
  • making courses more accessible
  • transcribing audio and video as part of digital humanities research

Accessibility

Workshop: Accommodating Common Accommodations
In this first session of a series on accessibility, we cover some of the most common affordances requested of Northwestern faculty (extra time, extended due dates, note-taking, and redundant learning materials. With these considerations in mind, we show you how to use and customize Canvas to address these specific needs.

(offered in conjunction with Northwestern IT Teaching and Learning Technologies)

Workshop: Making Course Content Accessible (Word and PDF docs)

This workshop dives deeper into the some of the most frequently distributed types of course documents Microsoft Word files, PDFs, and electronic course packets. We demonstrate the steps necessary to improve the accessibility of these materials so that they are searchable, navigable, and have improved compatibility with screen readers.

(offered in conjunction with Northwestern IT Teaching and Learning Technologies)

Workshop: Making Powerpoint Accessible

PowerPoint presentations are often at the heart of many lectures and talks. In this workshop we share and model various ways of making PowerPoint presentations that are both compelling and accessible across a variety of learner types, including those with reduced vision, dyslexia or specific learning needs.

(offered in conjunction with Northwestern IT Teaching and Learning Technologies)

Digital Humanities Research

Workshop: Audio and Video Interviewing and Transcribing

When conducting Humanities research in the field, interview recordings are no longer piles of notes in legal pads, but actual recordings. Once transcribed, these recordings open up many opportunities – searchable data and publication in media archives among them. In this workshop, you will learn tips to record distribution-quality audio and video of interviews, interviewing techniques, and the tools available to aid in transcribing these interviews.