The core elements of the rubric are items deemed essential by your peers that must be present in your course in order to pass Quality Review. These core elements cover basic information to include in your course orientation and syllabus as well as required course functions that must be present in the learning environment. Much of the course orientation and syllabus information found in the core elements is typically discussed on the first day in typical face to face learning environments. Therefore, it is essential that you provide at least this same information to your online students. The core elements also include core functions which cover technical aspects of the course such as web links and required web accessibility standards. Remember, we must ensure that our online students are afforded the same opportunities for success as those in our traditional classrooms.
This section must include:
This section must include:
The syllabus must be present in the course as an individual printable document.
Resources:ADA-Compliant Syllabus Template in Word
This D2L widget should be included on all UCO Online, Hybrid, and SPOC courses.
This function is evaluated by reviewers at time of review. It is a good idea to check all of your web links prior to course review and then again every semester.
We do not want students to see this:
HTML templates using CSS with ADA compliant formatting are suggested. CeCE can provide sample HTML templates. The templates may be customized upon request.
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The University of Central Oklahoma seeks to ensure students with disabilities have functionally the same access as nondisabled students. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and a variety of lawsuit rulings have combined to form the legal foundation of web accessibility. This legal foundation outlines the broad requirements that higher education institutions must meet to be in compliance with the ADA.
These requirements include:
Video TutorialsWord Document Accessibility Tutorial
How To GuidesHow To Create Accessible PowerPoints
Additional ResourcesADA Course Design Checklist
Outside ResourcesWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
Submitting Documents and Videos (UCO Faculty Only)Accessibility Document Check Request Form
Fair Use Checklist: The Fair Use Checklist
The Checklist and this introduction is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution License with attribution to the original creators of the checklist Kenneth D. Crews (formerly of Columbia University) and Dwayne K. Butler (University of Louisville).
TEACH Act Checklist: