- Review PDFs and identify the ones that the information could be presented in an alternative way (such as HTML, webform, or OERs).
- Create a to-do list and timeline for conversion
- If PDFs could be converted into a web page or a web form contact Alasha Brito to schedule a time to coordinate the conversion.
- If OERs might be an alternative to a PDF check out this quick start guide and check out the Engaged Learning Discussion from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Feb. 17 via Zoom.
- Attend Open Lab Times
Alternatives to PDFs
One PDF alternative is HTML. Can the information in your PDF live on a webpage or directly in a Blackboard shell instead of a PDF? If your pdf is informational this might be a good way to go. If your PDF is a form a more accessible alternative might be a web-based form. We have several web-based options.
Faculty, if you’re using PDFs as supplemental material, you might consider taking
a look to see what Open Educational Resources might be available that are already
in an accessible format. UAA’s consortium library now has a full time OER Coordinator
on staff who can help you explore options. We’re also having an Engaged Learning Discussion
on Monday at 11:30 where we’ll share some resources that you might find helpful.
If you are not sure that your PDFs fit into any of the categories that we mentioned above don’t worry we are here to help. Email your questions to the firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by one of our open labs.