Classroom accessibility webinar, peer review tool workshop part of November offerings

Did you know that Purdue’s accessibility standard has implications for course and classroom materials?

A webinar on Nov. 12, hosted by educational technologists from Purdue Innovative Learning, is designed to help faculty, staff and grad students become aware of best practices for ensuring classroom accessibility. Topics covered include document formatting, video captioning, creating alt-text and responding to student accommodation requests. 

The webinar will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. via WebEx and registration is required. Click here to learn more and to register.

Innovative Learning is also offering other workshops in November. Click the links below to register:

Peer Review with Circuit
12:30-1:30 p.m. Nov. 12

Learn how to use Circuit, the Purdue-made tool that allows instructors to facilitate calibrated peer evaluation and review, which improves student performance as both writers and reviewers. This workshop will cover how to create and schedule an assignment, the difference between calibrated and standard peer review, and how to create a rubric for student use.

Accessible Website Basics
9:30-10:30 a.m., Nov. 14

Learn about the university's accessibility standard and international guidelines, and gain hands-on experience in creating and testing a website for accessibility in a WYSIWYG environment. Attendees should have some experience creating and managing their own websites before attending.

Creating accessible presentations with PowerPoint
1:30-2:30 p.m., Nov. 18

Learn how to make PowerPoint presentations more inclusive for students with disabilities, including how to use template fields, add alt-text, change the reading order and do accessibility checks.

Creating accessible Word and PDF documents
2:45-3:45 p.m., Nov. 18

Learn how to make accessible documents using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro, including how to use headings, add alt-text to images and graphs, and save documents in a way that improves accessibility.

Student Software Trainers
Did you know there’s a campus team that helps students, staff and faculty learn how to use software like MATLAB, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator? This team of skilled students regularly hosts workshops open to the entire Purdue community, and can serve as a resource for learning new skills or investigating various technologies. Workshops scheduled for August and September include:

Teaching at Purdue? Visit to learn more about resources available on campus that can help you succeed.

Writer: Dave Stephens, technology writer, Information Technology at Purdue, 765-496-7998,

Last updated: October 31, 2019