OFTC Snags Top Spot in Blackboard Accessibility Competition

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) recently garnered second place for the North America region in the Blackboard Ally Global Accessibility Awareness Day’s first-ever ‘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 59 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’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 three spots in the competition with Coastal Pines Technical College finishing first, OFTC second, and Lanier Technical College third. 

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