2019 Blackboard Award for Inclusive Education
This award honors those customers whose methods have ensured their pedagogy, content, technology, and educational services are fully inclusive and supportive of all learners with disabilities. They have taken specific steps to rethink how learning is achieved and have provided the means to help students succeed. Examples that demonstrate this achievement include but are not limited to:

- The course goals and learning outcomes are clearly defined, either in the syllabus or in the course units
- The instructor has taken the time to develop differentiated activities when applicable.
- The instructor gives students options for how best to showcase their knowledge and understanding, which
increases engagement and ensures all learning styles and needs can be met without complex accommodations.
- Explicit instruction is provided for all units, assessments, and activities. It's important that students -understand
exactly what's expected of them.
- All Images have alternative text or have been explicitly marked as decorative.
- The instructor does not use images of text in the course content.
- All Word and PowerPoint documents are properly structured.
- All PDFs are tagged for accessibility.
- All Videos are captioned.
- All of the colors being used have proper contrast between the background and foreground.
- The instructor has selected tools and technology for instruction that support students with diverse needs.

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