Canvas Accessibility Program
Canvas Accessibility Faculty Advocate Program
Dates: May 2 - June 17, 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 22, by 5pm
Stipend: $350 (disbursed Spring 2022)
Program Description: Faculty advocates will be selected by ATS to participate in the Canvas Accessibility Faculty Advocate Program. The purpose of this program is to improve accessibility awareness on campus and in the classroom and to promote student success. In doing so, the accessibility faculty advocates will be equipped with professional development, tools, resources, and best practices to improve and implement accessibility so that they can be a knowledgeable resource to colleagues, colleges, and departments.
Training will take place in the Canvas learning management system and therefore, faculty who are familiar with technical and pedagogical features in Canvas and know how to navigate Canvas fully are encouraged to apply.
As early adopters of Canvas accessibility, we encourage faculty to spread awareness and speak at department meetings about their work in the accessibility advocate program.
Faculty who have experience and knowledge of using the Canvas LMS are preferred candidates for this program.
Program participants who fall under one of the following categories may not qualify for the stipend (you are still able to participate in the program fully and work closely with the Instructional Design team) :
- College of Professional and International Education (CPIE) Instructor for self-supported (non-academic) programs or courses.
- Academic Advisors, Teaching Assistants, and Student Assistants.
- CSULB Staff and Students
If you have any questions about your eligibility for the stipend, contact your College/Department’s Administrative Services Manager (ASM).
The application for this program is now closed. Selected candidates will be notified by the end of April.
Application Review Schedule
- Application deadline: April 22, 2022
- Committee reviews applications: April 25-April 28
- Stipend disbursed: Spring 2022
- Complete the Faculty Accessibility Champion Canvas course:
This fully online asynchronous self-paced course is designed to introduce you to accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and CSULB’s commitment to implementing accessible information for all faculty and students. You will learn how you can utilize the accessible features in Canvas to make your course accessible and explore the proactive steps you as an instructor can take so that you eliminate feeling overwhelmed and instead are prepared.
- Attend two mandatory training workshops:
- Friday, May 6 @2pm: Accessibility best practices, guidelines, and Universal Desing for Learning.
- Friday, May 27 @2pm: Learn how to create accessible instructional materials in Canvas using Pages.
- Attend a Canvas Blackboard Ally demo workshop and complete the evaluation form.
A recording will be available for faculty who cannot attend in person.
- June 10 @2pm: Canvas Blackboard Ally workshop
- Blackboard Ally Evaluation
- Complete the program evaluation survey: Program Evaluation