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Safety and Accommodations for All Remote Experiential Learning

Whether your experiential learning activity involves an industry or community partner or is a simulation, below are considerations for all remote EL.

  • When designing your EL activity, did you consider discrimination and accommodation issues? Academic institutions must not discriminate who can participate in the program or placements and must provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are not required to disclose disabilities unless they request accommodation, but activities should be created with Universal Design and accessibility in mind so as not to discourage students from participating in the course/activity. For questions about accessibility and accommodation, visit http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea/ or contact ohrea@uwindsor.ca. 
  • Will students be provided thorough safety instructions for working at home just as if they were completing the activity face-to-face? Will all safety instructions be documented?
  • Have you incorporated ways to encourage students to set up an ergonomic workspace and to take planned breaks to stretch and move about?

CTL has created sample syllabus wording addressing various aspects of learning online that may prove useful.

Before starting any new activity, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Insurance, Risk Management & FIPPA Officer.