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Get to know New VoiceThread – Coming May 13th, 2024

Changes are coming to VoiceThread – and Rutgers VoiceThread users will be able to experience this updated version, called “New VoiceThread”, starting on May 13th.  This update includes changes to the user interface and design layout, a suite of new features, and improved accessibility for all users. Please note that the New VoiceThread update will not impact the functionality of any previously created VoiceThreads.

New voicethread logo

Photo Credit: VoiceThread

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Improving accessibility of course materials

On February 29th, 2024, IDT participated in a faculty Lunch & Learn event sponsored by the Office of the Provost, focused on inclusive teaching for students with disabilities. Several resources and strategies for improving course accessibility were discussed, including quick tips on how to:

  • Convert scanned PDFs to machine-readable text
  • Edit Kaltura captions
  • Use Ally to evaluate files in Canvas
  • Use accessibility checker in Word and PowerPoint

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