Author: Betsy Guala

Effective Communication in Online Courses

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Overview

Asynchronous communication in online courses takes place via a variety of tools; announcements, rubrics, email, discussion forums, audio feedback, video feedback, etc. The learning benefits of regular communication with students in an online course are often overlooked by faculty. Effective and regular messaging is essential for an inclusive, motivated and engaged learning community. In this brief article, we’ll review guidelines for communicating with your students online.

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How to Add Alternative Text (Alt. Text) to Images in HuskyCT

Last Reviewed: 2/14/2019 by cah

Overview

Adding alternative text to images in HuskyCT provides learners with low vision and those using screen readers with important information about the meaning of the image. This article provides information about why alternative text descriptions are important, as well as step-by-step instructions for completing this relatively easy task.

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