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Schoolology

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

Question for the academics among us - Is anyone familiar with the Schoolology website:  https://www.schoology.com/  and if so, a) does one browser work better than another with it? and b) Are there any other tips or tricks to use with it please?

Regards

Quentin. 

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Nimer Jaber
 

Hello,

I worked with a student on that site probably a couple of years ago. I found it relatively accessible with Firefox and Chrome, but a lot depends on the content the teacher decides to use. What specific issues are being encountered?

Thanks.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 4:35 AM Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
Hi everyone,

Question for the academics among us - Is anyone familiar with the Schoolology website:  https://www.schoology.com/  and if so, a) does one browser work better than another with it? and b) Are there any other tips or tricks to use with it please?

Regards

Quentin. 

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Quentin Christensen
 

Thanks Nimer,

I got the question from someone who was going to be using it later this year, so I don't think they've tried it yet and were just looking to see if there were any tips from the outset.

Regards
Quentin.

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 10:10 AM Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...> wrote:
Hello,

I worked with a student on that site probably a couple of years ago. I found it relatively accessible with Firefox and Chrome, but a lot depends on the content the teacher decides to use. What specific issues are being encountered?

Thanks.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 4:35 AM Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
Hi everyone,

Question for the academics among us - Is anyone familiar with the Schoolology website:  https://www.schoology.com/  and if so, a) does one browser work better than another with it? and b) Are there any other tips or tricks to use with it please?

Regards

Quentin. 

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager



--
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Nimer Jaber

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On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 07:10 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
but a lot depends on the content the teacher decides to use.
When I was working with graduate students this was the biggest issue, not the specific course management system (web-based) being used.

The number of scanned PDFs that predate the era when OCR was "automatically done" is huge, and a great many (including some who are the so-called disability services specialists) have no idea about this.  It's not that it's not easy to post-process these to OCR them, but when students encounter ones that have never been done that should be done, promptly, for the documents that are used in the central repository, otherwise it remains something that students have to do themselves over and over and over again when it could have been done by "the powers that be" once, and be there ever after.
 
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Jay Pellis
 

Hello all

Wondering the same.  Teaching a foreign exchange student next week but her assignments won't be up until end of month.  Hopefully I can at least explore the site with her.  Her school laptop does have some kind of security protection but hope I can at least change default voice for her as well as use Edge if firefox or chrome are not installed.

Thanks

Jay

 

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Anyone working in academia, particularly colleges/universities, virtually all of which are using web-based course management software, should make a point of telling the powers that be that a "sandbox system" that allows for accessibility training for individual students needs to exist.

How difficult can it be to create a couple of faux classes, with faux assignments, documents, and the like to allow for practice with the system with screen readers?  Yet many are shocked when the idea is suggested.
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Cordelia Scharpf
 

Hi, Quentin:

I had a look at this website using Firefox 74and NVDA 2019.3.1. It feels very accessible but I would need to look at specific teaching/learning materials to know if those would be accessible.

 

Cordelia

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 4:06 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Schoolology

 

Thanks Nimer,

 

I got the question from someone who was going to be using it later this year, so I don't think they've tried it yet and were just looking to see if there were any tips from the outset.

 

Regards

Quentin.

 

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 10:10 AM Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...> wrote:

Hello,

 

I worked with a student on that site probably a couple of years ago. I found it relatively accessible with Firefox and Chrome, but a lot depends on the content the teacher decides to use. What specific issues are being encountered?

 

Thanks.

 

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 4:35 AM Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

Question for the academics among us - Is anyone familiar with the Schoolology website:  https://www.schoology.com/  and if so, a) does one browser work better than another with it? and b) Are there any other tips or tricks to use with it please?

 

Regards

 

Quentin. 

 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


 

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Nimer Jaber

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you, and have a great day!


 

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Mallard
 

Same thing here, exactly.

It looked very accessible to me, at least at a superficial glance.


Ciao,

Ollie

On 20/03/2020 10:08, Cordelia Scharpf wrote:

Hi, Quentin:

I had a look at this website using Firefox 74and NVDA 2019.3.1. It feels very accessible but I would need to look at specific teaching/learning materials to know if those would be accessible.

Cordelia

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Quentin Christensen
*Sent:* Friday, March 20, 2020 4:06 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Schoolology

Thanks Nimer,

I got the question from someone who was going to be using it later this year, so I don't think they've tried it yet and were just looking to see if there were any tips from the outset.

Regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 10:10 AM Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@... <mailto:nimerjaber1@...>> wrote:

Hello,

I worked with a student on that site probably a couple of years
ago. I found it relatively accessible with Firefox and Chrome, but
a lot depends on the content the teacher decides to use. What
specific issues are being encountered?

Thanks.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 4:35 AM Quentin Christensen
<quentin@... <mailto:quentin@...>> wrote:

Hi everyone,

Question for the academics among us - Is anyone familiar with
the Schoolology website: https://www.schoology.com/ and if so,
a) does one browser work better than another with it? and b)
Are there any other tips or tricks to use with it please?

Regards

Quentin.

--

Quentin Christensen
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Best,

Nimer Jaber

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To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
and above, please click here:
http://www.nvda-project.org

You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

To contact me, you can reply to this email or you may call me at
(970) (393-4481) and I will do my best to respond to you promptly.
Thank
you, and have a great day!


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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>

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Quentin Christensen
 

Thank you!  I'll check with the person who asked and I'll let you know (or get them in here to ask) if they do have any specific questions or concerns.

Thanks again!

Quentin.

On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 3:22 AM Mallard <mallard@...> wrote:
Same thing here, exactly.

It looked very accessible to me, at least at a superficial glance.


Ciao,

Ollie




On 20/03/2020 10:08, Cordelia Scharpf wrote:
>
> Hi, Quentin:
>
> I had a look at this website using Firefox 74and NVDA 2019.3.1. It
> feels very accessible but I would need to look at specific
> teaching/learning materials to know if those would be accessible.
>
> Cordelia
>
> *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of
> *Quentin Christensen
> *Sent:* Friday, March 20, 2020 4:06 AM
> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Schoolology
>
> Thanks Nimer,
>
> I got the question from someone who was going to be using it later
> this year, so I don't think they've tried it yet and were just looking
> to see if there were any tips from the outset.
>
> Regards
>
> Quentin.
>
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 10:10 AM Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...
> <mailto:nimerjaber1@...>> wrote:
>
>     Hello,
>
>     I worked with a student on that site probably a couple of years
>     ago. I found it relatively accessible with Firefox and Chrome, but
>     a lot depends on the content the teacher decides to use. What
>     specific issues are being encountered?
>
>     Thanks.
>
>     On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 4:35 AM Quentin Christensen
>     <quentin@... <mailto:quentin@...>> wrote:
>
>         Hi everyone,
>
>         Question for the academics among us - Is anyone familiar with
>         the Schoolology website: https://www.schoology.com/ and if so,
>         a) does one browser work better than another with it? and b)
>         Are there any other tips or tricks to use with it please?
>
>         Regards
>
>         Quentin.
>
>         --
>
>         Quentin Christensen
>         Training and Support Manager
>
>         Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>
>
>         Training: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
>
>         Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/
>
>         User group: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda
>
>         Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
>         Twitter: @NVAccess <https://twitter.com/NVAccess>
>
>
>     --
>
>     Best,
>
>     Nimer Jaber
>
>     The message above is intended for the recipient to whom it was
>     addressed. If you believe that you are not the intended recipient,
>     please notify me via reply email and destroy all copies of this
>     correspondence. Action taken as a result of this email or its contents
>     by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) may result in civil or
>     criminal charges. I have checked this email and all corresponding
>     attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine is
>     up to you. Thanks.
>
>     Registered Linux User 529141.
>     http://counter.li.org/
>
>     To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
>     and above, please click here:
>     http://www.nvda-project.org
>
>     You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.
>
>     To contact me, you can reply to this email or you may call me at
>     (970) (393-4481) and I will do my best to respond to you promptly.
>     Thank
>     you, and have a great day!
>
>
> --
>
> Quentin Christensen
> Training and Support Manager
>
> Web: www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>
>
> Training: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
>
> Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/
>
> User group: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda
>
> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
> Twitter: @NVAccess <https://twitter.com/NVAccess>
>
>





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