OFTC Snags Top Spot in 2021 Blackboard Accessibility Competition

OFTC Snags Top Spot in 2021 Blackboard Accessibility Competition  

OFTC – Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) recently garnered fourth place in the 2021 Blackboard Ally Global Accessibility Awareness Day’s annual Fix your Content Day

Blackboard is an application for online teaching, learning, community building, and knowledge sharing used by OFTC and many other colleges. Blackboard Ally is an application that focuses on making digital course content more accessible. 

OFTC competed amongst 114 other colleges and universities around the world, including other Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) colleges.  

“I continue to be amazed at the dedication that our academic affairs division puts into each endeavor,” shared Michele Strickland, OFTC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

For 24 hours, the faculty and the Distance Education Office worked diligently to make course documents more accessible for all students. 

OFTC fixed over 3,348 documents across their Blackboard courses, equating to 1.5 fixes per student. Seven faculty members made 100 or more "fixes" to their courses: Susan McGill – 348; Jeff Frady – 218; Jennifer Eiland – 162; Anna Reese – 118; Tiffanie Wright – 115; Angie Yarbrough – 111; and Kevin Corbin – 100. 

OFTC’s participation in this event demonstrates our dedication to provide students the best possible online courses across all college disciplines, Strickland added. “I am so proud of the OFTC Distance Education Office as well as faculty. Aside from enjoying a little friendly competition, we also made a huge difference in the quality of our courses for our students.”  

TCSG colleges snagged the top six spots in the competition. 

For more info on OFTC, visit the Colleges website, OFTC.edu