Coastal Pines Technical College Named Winner of Blackboard’s Inaugural Fix Your Content Day Challenge
Team recognized for advancing the accessibility of digital course content
Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) has been named the North American winner, as well as the Global Winner of Blackboard’s inaugural Fix Your Content Day Challenge, a day of action and impact that brought together institutions from across the globe to dedicate 24 hours to improving the accessibility of as many digital course files as possible through Blackboard Ally.
The Fix Your Content Day Challenge was held on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, celebrated each year on the third Thursday of May, to help make an immediate and tangible impact on the accessibility of students’ online learning experience. Coastal Pines Technical College was one of 59 participating higher education institutions and contributed to improving the accessibility of over 57,000 course files through Blackboard Ally throughout the challenge. Institutions who do not have Blackboard Ally were also invited to participate by submitting innovative “Accessibility Impact Plans,” demonstrating how they’re actively taking steps to make their campuses more inclusive. The challenge underscores Blackboard and the global education community’s shared commitment to creating a culture of accessibility and inclusion for all learners.
“We are very proud of the work that our faculty and staff at Coastal Pines Technical College have done to convert many of our traditional courses to an online format”, stated Dr. Glenn Deibert, President of Coastal Pines Technical College. “In doing so, our employees take pride in not just converting the materials to an online format but making them interactive and accessible to create a more enjoyable learning experience."
"We're thrilled to honor the inaugural Fix Your Content Day Challenge winners for the tremendous impact they’ve made on improving the accessibility of their institutions’ course content during the challenge,” said Nicolaas Matthijs, Product Manager at Blackboard. "This achievement is indicative of their broader commitment to ensuring learners have access to course content that meets their diverse needs. We’re proud to partner with institutions who share our commitment to driving student success by fostering a culture of accessibility and inclusion for all learners.”
For more information on the Fix Your Content Day Challenge and this year’s winners, please visit: https://go.blackboard.com/gaad-fix-your-content
About Coastal Pines Technical College
CPTC provides over 140 programs of study, eleven career paths that are tuition free, seven instructional sites, nineteen adult education sites, and dual enrollment opportunities with sixteen high schools. The College serves a thirteen county area encompassing 7,433 square miles. Coastal Pines Technical College is recognized for having a 99% job placement rate. For more information on Coastal Pines Technical College, visit www.coastalpines.edu.
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Lauralee Beauregard, CPTC Public Relations
Hillary Marder, Blackboard