Undergraduate students in front of Ballou Hall on the Medford/Somerville Campus. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

Building inclusive learning environments

Creating an inclusive learning environment benefits all students, particularly those who have experienced marginalization. Teaching that prioritizes inclusion is an essential foundation of our jobs as instructors. Visit CELT’s Inclusive and Equitable Teaching website to find a comprehensive collection of recommendations and curated resources to guide you in creating an inclusive and equitable student experience.


Making your course and content accessible to students is also fundamental to providing access to all students. Here are some resources to help you get started with this –

Captioning Tools for Faculty (Tufts)

Build Connections with Meaningful Links (Tufts)

Five things you can start doing right now to make your content more accessible (Tufts)

For support captioning in Canvas, Kaltura, Echo360, Microsoft Apps, Google Docs and YouTube, visit:
Technology User Guides > Digital Accessibility > Captioning

For support captioning with educational technology tools including Zoom, VoiceThread, Bongo, and others, visit:
Captioning Tools for Faculty

See Also


Accessible Course and Content Design