Applied Checklist: Interactive Module

Findings & Rationale

I created the “Multiple Means of Representation” training in Articulate Rise 360. Although the images it contains are fully accessible with alt-text, I would need to add a transcript of the voiceovers to make the asset as a whole as accessible as it can be. In addition, Rise modules don’t work in older versions of some browsers, so there might need to be an alternate version of this for learners without access to cutting-edge tech. Despite these shortcomings, this module makes use of interactive features such as an image carousel and a quiz, and it is a stable resource hosted in a directory of my web domain.

This training is intended for other instructional designers, college-level instructors, or anyone using the Canvas learning management system. The goal is to be able to apply the UDL principle of Multiple Means of Representation to a Canvas course’s structure and content. The objectives to reach this goal are:

  • Reproduce a digital version of a course syllabus in Canvas.
  • Use the Canvas Pages tool to build a page with text, an image, and a video.
  • Populate the Canvas calendar by adding an assignment with a due-date.

The training supports the objectives above by modeling workflows that are essential to composing a course according to UDL principles. It chunks information into tiny lessons of three slides at most. I decided to go with only one of the UDL principles this time to keep it at a manageable cognitive load, but I may create two additional trainings—one for each of the two remaining principles—to go in their respective Canvas modules.

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