UVM Library Resources
Organizations Researching Best Practices in Online Teaching
Educause Learning Initiatives
This site offers many useful resources on teaching with technology. Access to some resources requires membership login. UVM is a member institution, but to log in, you must first create a profile (see top right of page).
The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education.
Originating from a FIPSE grant, Quality Matters is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.
Educational Perspectives of Emergent Media Technologies
New Media Consortium
The New Media Consortium is an international community of experts in educational technology.
MIT New Media Literacies
Project New Media Literacies (NML), a research initiative based within MIT's Comparative Media Studies program, explores how we might best equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies required to become full participants in an emergent media landscape and raise public understanding about what it means to be literate in a globally interconnected, multicultural world.
UVM Academic Support Programs: The Technical Connection
WebAIM (Accessibility In Mind)
Creating Accessible Images
WebAIM is an organization that "empowers organizations to make their own content accessible to people with disabilities."
Creating Accessible PDFs
Outlines the steps to converting documents to accessible PDF files.
Creating Accessible Word Documents
Outlines the steps to converting documents to accessible Word files.
The use of images in an online course can enhance the student experience. Here are some considerations in making your images accessible to all of your students.
Creating Accessible Powerpoints
Outlines the steps to converting documents to accessible Powerpoint files.
Resources for Online Content
The following events are regularly hosted by the CTL.
See our Events Calendar to learn what's coming up, read more, and register.
» Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course
» Blackboard: Communicating and Collaborating
» Blackboard: Assessing Learning
» Teaching with Streaming Media
» Designing Assignments
» Blogging with Wordpress
» Constructing a Meaningful Syllabus
» Refresh Your Online Course: re(Organize) and Enrich Your Course
» Refresh Your Online Course: Exercise More of Blackboard's Muscle in Your Teaching
» Refresh Your Online Course: Faculty-to-Faculty Conversations