Why is Accessibility Important in Online Courses?

La Salle University is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access and participation in all of its academic programs, including online programs in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Online courses can greatly benefit students with visual or auditory  impairments and upper body limitations by allowing access to a course from anywhere…

Updates from Our Fall Newsletter

We’re excited to launch our new Instructional Design Team Newsletter! We’ll be reaching out to faculty and staff from time to time with tips, tools, tricks, and opportunities to help enhance instruction. If you don’t get the newsletter –  or just want to revisit it -, we’ll be posting the contents of it here on…

A New Site for All of La Salle’s Training Materials

Have you seen the new La Salle Training Hub that the Instructional Design Team built? It’s a really valuable supplement to the already-established Canvas Faculty Guide. You can find all types of instructional videos, tutorials, and information that will help make you a whiz at navigating La Salle’s tech tools (and more!). There are three main categories on the Hub: Office Productivity These tools can be valuable to a wide array of…

ID Team ready to kick off 2nd round of Teaching Online with La Salle

The Instructional Design team is excited to get started with their second cohort of Teaching Online with La Salle participants. The course is designed to acclimate instructors to the unique demands of an online learning environment. It covers areas such as designing an online course, developing content, using Canvas tools, and building an effective syllabus. Online teaching…

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching Knowledge And Practices Of Online Faculty, Keri L. Heitner, Center for Educational and Instructional Research School of Advanced Studies University of Phoenix “The findings support the need to provide adequate professional development and support for online faculty who teach diverse students. Faculty who teach online who understand and value culturally responsive pedagogy and have the knowledge and skills…