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June 7, 2018

Setting Up Meetings with Room Availability in Outlook

Purpose

This article is designed to guide users through the process of creating meetings in Outlook Calendar that incorporates room availability.

If you would like to have room calendars enabled for your department, please contact CASIT by our Request Intake Form or by phone at x6-2388.

Creating a meeting

Go into the Outlook Calendar and create a new meeting.

Outlook Calendar, meeting button highlighted

Add all of the people you would like to invite and invite the room number in which you wish to have the meeting in the To: field.

Room location highlighted in the To: field

Proceed to add details of the meeting in the appropriate fields. The Location field will auto-populate based on which room was invited.

Click Send to create the meeting invitation.

The meeting request will be sent to all invitees to accept or decline and also to the department or building administrator for approval of the use of the room.

Management

If you are the department or building administrator or have been given proxy access to a calendar, you will receive notification via email to approve or decline the meeting request.

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November 14, 2017

Resources for Content Accessibility

Purpose

This post is a compilation of University resources regarding content accessibility specifically focused on Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.

Creating accessible Word Documents and PDFs

The Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) conducted a training session on how to create accessible files using a Windows-based machine. Links to their documentation can be found in the Tutorials section below.

Additionally, Microsoft Office Support has documentation on how to ensure that your Word documents are accessible. Tips include how to add alt text to images, tables, charts, SmartArt graphics, color-coding text, and more.

Tutorials

Creating accessible Excel spreadsheets

Microsoft Office Support has documentation on how to ensure that your Excel spreadsheets are accessible. Tips include how to add alt text to images, tables, charts, SmartArt, and more.

Tutorial

Creating accessibility PowerPoint presentations

Microsoft Office Support has documentation on how to ensure that your PowerPoint presentations are accessible. Tips include how to add alt text to images, tables, charts, SmartArt graphics, determining slide order, and more.

Tutorial

Universal Design in College Instruction

The Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP) has created a resource on how to plan and implement tenets of universal design for college instruction.

Universal Design or Inclusive Design is the formation of a classroom experience that is accessible to the diverse learning communities we encounter in higher education. Course design following these guidelines is accomplished through thoughtful planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction.

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