Students Taking Action for Access

Click the thumbnail to watch our intro video!

The purpose of this student-led project is for instructors to gain an understanding of what students are looking for in their classes and to familiarize you with some tools you can use to implement new practices in the classroom.

A few of the topics we’re going to cover in these videos include Readspeaker, Zoom live captioning, and online group projects.

Real Meredith Student Voices

"I have been asked to present to display the skills I gathered from a class over a semester. I enjoy this method of grading because it allows me to spend time on a project and practice to show my skills at their best and most refined moment."

Duplicate this in your course

Consider using some of the many alternative assessment options like the project mentioned above!  There are many benefits to moving beyond standard testing.

See more about alternative assessments ->

"I think a community calendar that combined all the course deadlines and was synced with a Meredith academic calendar for when we have days off and whatnot would be super beneficial."

Make it Easier for Students with Due Dates

Adding dates to your online course content makes it easy for students to see everything at a glance.  They can also sync the Brightspace calendar with their personal calendar just like this student was wishing.

Learn how to add Brightspace dates & sync your calendar ->

students talking
"I like the feature where your grade automatically calculates but I don’t think some professors know about it"
"It is difficult when a professor fails to post grades and assignments in Brightspace"

Brush Up on Gradebook

Brightspace allows you to post grades and feedback for students to view over the semester and adjust their work as needed.

Learn more about using Brightspace Gradebook ->

Get tips for cleaning up Gradebook for a new semester ->

"One of my professors used the platform FlipGrid to hold discussions about textbook materials for the class. I appreciated this platform and found it very engaging."

Try Flipgrid for More Engagment

Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video.  It now also takes audio and text. 

Learn more about Flipgrid ->

More Resources

Faculty and staff at Meredith College have access to our Library of Accessibility Resources course in Brightspace covering:

  • Understanding accessibility
  • Design concepts
  • Universal design
  • Word documents
  • PowerPoint
  • PDFs
  • ALLY
  • Screen readers

If you don’t have access to the course, please contact the IDAT team.

Disability Services collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable living and working environments on campus.

IDAT can help with  general accessibly related to our supported software but for comprehensive accessibility and disability needs please contact Meredith College’s Disability Services.

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