More and more assignments, exams, and courses at SUNY Cortland are hosted online in the Cortland eLearning System. eLearning could pose you with unique opportunities and challenges, depending on your learning style, disabilities, and strengths. Here are some helpful hints for eLearning.
- Are there timed exams? Make sure your professor knows that you require extended time. Professors can easily grant individual students extended time on exams in eLearning.
- Do you receive note-taking as an accommodation? In most cases, professors provide notes or slides to all students in any lecture given online. Talk about this with your professor to ensure you will receive these.
- Do you receive E-text (electronic textbooks that your computer reads aloud) as an accommodation? If so, find out if your professor will be assigning readings that are available only in eLearning. Some such readings, especially if they are image-based PDFs, may not be accessible.
- Do you have a sight disability? Before the semester starts, log in to the course and experiment. Are you able to use your assistive technology to access everything? Is there video content that is inaccessible? Be sure to discuss your disability with the instructor so you can ensure you will be able to access any content added throughout the semester.
- Do you have a hearing disability? Ask your professor if there is any audio content in the course and discuss how it can be made accessible to you.
- In all cases, let your instructor know that Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman can serve as a resource to assist in making the course fully accessible.