How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

What is Cheating in the Digital Age?

Tech Helpful

For instance, at our school, we use the LMS Canvas but it doesn't inherently lock a student into a quiz tab while taking a quiz so we have bought the "hack" known as Respondus Lockdown Browser as an add-on to do this. There is a little bit of irony that the hack is to prevent cheating but in this case, Respondus is what is known as a non-malicious hack that adds value to a product and the product readily accepts it. Access to information makes some tests seem irrelevant at best.

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Thwart Tech-Savvy Quiz Takers with Locked Mode

EdTech Magazine

Unfortunately, these technologies also come with their own challenges. Many schools have resorted to expensive and clunky classroom management software to help monitor behavior while students engage with technology. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how technology can help teachers mitigate bad behavior in the classroom. This locks down the Chromebook so that the quiz takers can access only the current tab containing the quiz. . Can’t Access Locked Mode?

The Great Learning Management System Debate: Featuring Canvas, Schoology and Google Classroom

TeacherCast

Teachers can also implement elements of gamification rather easily as Schoology provides access to “student completion settings”, hidden folders or assignments, and a badge creation tool. All of this can be used to truly differentiate how and what, students access. These include, but aren’t limited to: Google Drive, Turnitin, Respondus, Quizlet, Playposit and more! The simple “feed” lists all assignments on one page making it simple to locate and access class materials.

Digital Testing Safeguards

Tech Helpful

In 2013 I wrote my first blog post on managing technology usage in the classroom. The fear of off task behavior still seems to be one of the main reasons teachers are hesitant to use technology five years later. It starts with intentional boundaries being placed on students anytime technology is in their hands from pre-K forward. Access Codes - Codes serve as a safeguard that students cannot access exams when you are not ready for them to access it.