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Posting on behalf of the Access MOOC Team.

It is with great pride that we announce that the self-paced version of Access MOOC you have been waiting for is now officially open!

You can start learning from this course by visiting the course website on

What is Access MOOC?

Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners is a free self-paced professional development course that will help you gain a better understanding of accessibility as a civil rights issue and develop the knowledge and skills you need to design learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments. We designed this course to be completed in entirety by working approximately 3 hours a week for 6 weeks. However, you are free to move as fast or slow as you like and complete only those portions that you want.

During this six-week course, you’ll learn how to:

1) Recognize and address challenges faced by students with disabilities related to access, success, and completion.
2) Articulate faculty and staff roles in reducing barriers for students with disabilities.
3) Apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in designing accessible learning experiences.
4) Analyze the benefits of Backward Design when developing learning experiences.
5) Use Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 guidelines to create accessible courses.
6) Determine which tools and techniques are appropriate based on course content.

You will have the opportunity to earn badges that recognize your mastery of these competencies.

Audience: Anyone may enroll and participate in the MOOC. It has been designed for faculty and staff in higher education at any type or level of institution.

Why take the Access MOOC? Watch this short video to find out!

What to do next?

1) Visit the course website on  (if you don't have a Canvas Network login yet, you will have to create one), enroll in the course and start learning.
2) Share and follow the conversation on Twitter using #AccessMOOC
3) Follow our Access MOOC Facebook Page

The course is a collaborative effort of faculty and staff from SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Buffalo State College, funded by a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant.

We are looking forward to having you in the course!!


Access MOOC team

The 3rd annual WNYBUG eLearning Day is on Friday, September 30th at Hilbert College.  Please share with your colleagues and let’s make this the best eLearning Day yet! 

Please contact me (, Meghan Pereira (, or Jenna Dulak ( with any questions you may have or if you want to help with the organization of this year’s event. 

Call for Proposals:


WNYBUG eLearning Day at Hilbert College: September 30

The third annual Western New York Blackboard User Group (WNYBUG) eLearning Day will be held on Friday, September 30, at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York. Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn from your peers and interact and collaborate with one another while gaining new ideas and perspectives about course design, OER, gamification, library integration, student mastery and teaching with Blackboard. The WNYBUG is also being supported by many technology sponsors who will be available to showcase and talk about theses amazing technologies. Register online.

MoodlePalooza Conference at SUNY Delhi

On January 10, 2017 SUNY Delhi will be hosting an all-day professional development event event about innovative teaching and learning practices in the 21st Century, including advanced teaching practices that engage, emerging tools that motivate, Moodle use that inspires, and general best practices that redefine new millennium teaching.

There are 24 workshop sessions, 7 of which are remote.  Participants who are attending remote sessions only may do so for free.  Additionally, members of SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskills, SUNY DOODLE, and SUNY Moodle Users group may attend the conference, remote or in-person, at no cost.

For more information, please visit the following website:



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