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Coming in August…VSU Online Orientation

by Kathy Sundin on June 2, 2014 in Accessibility, BlazeVIEW D2L, eCore, eMajor, GoVIEW, Online Programs, The Center for eLearning

The Center for eLearning had an exciting week last week. We worked with Fugo Studios out of Atlanta to complete video segments of a new Online Orientation that is set to launch in August, 2014.

The new orientation program will be geared toward new VSU online students and will be integrated into the current VSU Student Portal. The primary goals are to get an online student from admission through enrollment, ensure online students have the information they need to navigate the university system/structure successfully and provide an ongoing reference for students after they initially complete the orientation. Segments of the first phase of this exciting project include:

  • Orientation Video
  • Embedded Quiz Features
  • Registration
  • Advising
  • Learning Management System Intro
  • Financial Aid
  • Paying Tuition and Fees
  • Bookstore
  • Adult and Military Programs
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Student Policy Resources
  • Academic Calendars

Additional key stakeholders in this project are the Orientation Office, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Registrar, Centralized Advising Center, Access Office, Financial Aid, Bursary, Information Technology and Enrollment Management.

Below are some “behind the scenes” photos taken during the video shooting.

Dr.-McKinney-1  Dr.-McKinney-Shoot  Meg 1

Military 1  West-Hall-2  Studying

Family   Ronald  Firehouse

Stay tuned for additional information on this project!


by Kathy Sundin on April 22, 2014 in Accessibility, Website

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What is GAAD?

GAAD is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 you are invited to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about website accessibility and people with disabilities.

For an hour we invite you to experience web accessibility firsthand. How?

  • Turn off your computer speakers and try to access web-based video;
  • Turn off your monitor and try to access websites by hearing rather than sight;
  • Unplug your mouse and try to navigate websites with only your keyboard;
  • Remove semantic structure and try to understand website content.

Did you need help?

If you are unable to complete these tasks, your websites or web-based content may not be accessible for all audiences. To learn more about how to create accessible web content, please visit the Web Accessibility Group (WAG) website at wag.uga.edu.

For more information please contact the Access Office at PH: 229-245-2498, TTY: 229-219-1348, VP: 229-375-5871

Thank you for participating in Global Accessibility Awareness Day!