In order to comply with W&L’s Web Accessibility policy, we are currently in the process of making our WordPress sites more web accessible for individuals with disabilities.
As part of that process, we would like your assistance with educational course sites created in WordPress, in particular, course sites that are public-facing.
No action is necessary during the term, but after the end of the current term, we will request your permission to change the visibility settings on created course sites from public to private. This will allow you and your enrolled students access to the site after the term, but will restrict access beyond your class.
If you would prefer your site to remain public, then it will be your responsibility to ensure the site meets the web accessibility guidelines mandated by the University for public-facing websites (guidelines and site evaluation tools available at https://www.wlu.edu/disability-accommodations/web-accessibility).
We have worked to ensure that all themes and settings are accessibility-ready in our WordPress service, and we will be happy to work with you at that point to ensure your added content meets these guidelines as well.
Whew! We did it! We made it! What a great fall! We wish everyone a safe and happy, relaxing, restful winter break, and we look forward to seeing you in January 2019!
(For any of you overachievers, here’s a great, curated Lynda.com playlist created especially for students: Skills and Tools for Student Success.
If you want to prepare yourself for academic success by exploring the top tools and skills students need to effectively organize their work, present their knowledge, and prepare to transition to their careers, then this playlist is for you. Annnnnnnndddddd if you need to focus on getting some R&R, we totally understand!)
In this weekly series on being productive with technology, Lynda.com authors Jess Stratton, Garrick Chow, and Nick Brazzi introduce tools and tips to help make today’s software and devices work more efficiently and powerfully for you. With everything from pointers on using Microsoft Office and Google platforms to learning social networking skills and discovering the most useful apps for your iPhone or Android device, there’s something for everyone.
This week’s pointers:
Safely clearing drive space in macOS
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