• Tuesday, 20 April 2021
    11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Zoom – further details provided upon registration

Alternative text or “alt text” is a way of describing images for people who are unable to see them.

It’s critical for students who use assistive technologies like screen readers, but it could be helpful for students with slow internet connections!

What we’ll cover:

In this tool time session, we’ll cover:

  • Why alt text matters
  • Good practices for writing alt text
  • Alt text in Microsoft Office
  • Alt text in Canvas

What is Tooltime?

Tooltime is a series of short informal showcases, where staff from all areas are given the opportunity to share a gadget, tool, app, workflow or technique. The technologies showcased can range from anything that could engage learners, streamline teaching or are simply time savers. Sessions do not have to formally address teaching and learning concepts in-depth, but rather recognise the technology’s potential capabilities in this area. Each session in the series will run for 30 minutes and are intended for either academic or professional staff.


The Tooltime hosts make no claims on the utility of tools and do not necessarily provide support for the gadgets, widgets or workflows presented.


Register for this event

Your video, audio and the meeting chat transcript may be recorded at this event. Please advise the facilitator if you do not wish to be recorded.

Bookings are closed for this event.

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