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LTSE Online Teaching Tools Fix Your Content Day

Fix Your Content Day (FYCD)

Thursday 19th May 2022 marks the annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The aim of GAAD is to promote digital access and inclusion. As part JCU’s commitment to inclusive education, we are participating for the second time in the global Blackboard Ally “Fix your Content Day”.

Do you accept the challenge?

The objective of the ‘Fix your content day’ challenge is for staff to fix as many digital LearnJCU files as possible in a 24 hour period using Blackboard (Bb) Ally.

Starting at: 12am on Thursday 19th May 2022 (AEST)

For 24-hours, we’ll be on a mission to fix as many accessibility issues with files in this year's (2022) subjects. At the end of the event, Blackboard will be awarding a prize to the institution with the most files fixed. The competition is based on the number of files improved per the Bb Ally accessibility score.

Learn more and register
(make sure you include James Cook University as your institution when prompted)

At JCU, we will also be awarding the top three subjects with the most fixes undertaken.  The subject winners will receive a gift voucher to the values outlined below:

  • 1st prize:  $250
  • 2nd prize:  $150
  • 3rd prize:  $100

What you can do on the day:

  1. Click on those red and orange Bb Ally indicator icons next to uploaded files in LearnJCU.
    (or go to the ‘easiest content to fix’ section in your Accessibility Report in the 'Books & Tools' menu)
  2. Follow the guidance in the feedback panel and start improving the accessibility score of your files.
  3. To start, focus on:
    1. Images that need descriptions
    2. Headings' structure
    3. Data tables

    These are easy to fix and can make dramatic improvements to the accessibility score.

  4. Drop into the live Collaborate room on the day, for help with fixing your files (8am – 4pm AEST).

Should you have any questions about ‘Fix your content day’, please contact Frances Cochrane (frances.cochrane1@jcu.edu.au).

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FAQs

Q. How do I register?
A. You can register to participate at (make sure you include James Cook University as your institution when prompted): go.blackboard.com/fix-your-content-day

Q. Who can I contact at JCU to find out more?
A. Should you have any questions about ‘Fix your content day’, please contact LTSE Educational Designer, Frances Cochrane (frances.cochrane1@jcu.edu.au).

Q. What are the start and finish times?
A. ‘Fix your content day’ will start at 12am local time (for the user) on Thursday 19th May 2022.

Q. Can I see a live leader board?
A. Yes. You will be able to see a live leader board reporting on the results throughout the day. The leader board will display institution names, not the individual names.

Q. What counts as a “fix”?
A. A “fix” is when the accessibility score of a file is improved through Bb Ally. For example, this would include adding a description to an image directly through Bb Ally, or uploading a fixed file through the Bb Ally Instructor Feedback panel that results in an improved score. A file does not have to reach 100% accessibility to be counted as a ‘fix.’ Each fix is recorded in the Ally database and will be reported in a live leader board.

Q. Do I need to use Bb Ally to upload improved files?
A. Yes. Fixes can only be tracked if they happen through Bb Ally directly. Simply, replacing a file on LearnJCU can’t be reliably tracked and therefore won’t count in your total fixes.

Q. How will fixes to content be tracked?
A. The Bb Ally Team will track fixes in real-time and you can track your fixes via the subject accessibility report. Remember, fixes can only be tracked if they happen through Bb Ally directly. Replacing a file on LearnJCU can’t be reliably tracked and therefore won’t count in your total fixes.

Q. How can I get help to fix files on the day?
A. LTSE staff will be available in a live Collaborate room to help you with fixing your files (8am – 4pm AEST).