10 Ways to Ensure Online Assessment is Accessible and Inclusive

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A resource developed to support the Irish higher education community in the initial weeks of the move to online/remote teaching and learning in March 2020

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Many of those who teach in Irish higher education are now faced with the challenge of creating online assessments for the first time. These tips, developed in partnership with AHEAD, outline some of the ways you can ensure, as far as possible, that the online assessments you plan are accessible to and inclusive of all your students:

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