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Free Online Web Accessibility Auditing Module

There is an increasing demand within many businesses for web accessibility auditing expertise, but there is a shortage of necessary knowledge and skills. Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy – a new module developed by Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, in partnership with the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change Program – will help you or your staff quickly develop the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to effectively manage your organization’s web accessibility compliance efforts.

The module will provide an opportunity to create a custom toolkit that will assist with auditing or assessing your website’s accessibility, and to develop business processes that ensure accessibility is maintained in the long-term as a natural part of everyday business activities.

This intensive three-week, free, open online module will be offered through the Canvas Network beginning in January 2016. Visit Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy for more information and to register.


The Chang School’s Back-to-School SLC Tour

Welcome to the Fall 2015 term, new and returning Chang School learners!

The Chang School invites you join us on a fun and interactive tour of Ryerson’s new Student Learning Centre (SLC). Friends are welcome!

SHARE ideas in the Launch Zone
INNOVATE in the Digital Media Experience Lab
LEARN about Ryerson Student Learning Support
EXPLORE library resources designed for your success
ENJOY free ice cream

Tours will be just over one hour in length.

As a Chang School learner, you have full access to this cutting-edge building with eight floors of dedicated student space for you to study, collaborate, learn outside of class, and network.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015
4:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
4:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
4:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m.


5th floor, Student Learning Centre (SLC)
341 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON


By Thursday, September 10, 2015
Visit the RSVP page for more information and to register


D2L Brightspace Launches in the Fall 2015 Term

D2L Brightspace is Ryerson’s new learning management system (LMS), replacing Blackboard effective September 1, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. Many of the features of D2L Brightspace are similar to Blackboard, with some improved functionality and changes to terminology and navigational features. If you are taking a course in the Fall 2015 term, online components will be delivered through this new learning management system.

Here’s how to access D2L Brightspace after 8:00 a.m. on September 1, 2015:

  • Log in to
  • Click on the “Online Courses & Organizations” tab to be taken directly to D2L Brightspace.
  • Find your courses on D2L Brightspace. (Visit Finding Your Courses for more information.)

For more information about D2L Brightspace, visit Courses @ Ryerson: LMS Support.


Free Law and Business Clinic

The Ryerson University Law and Business Clinic is returning this September to provide free legal services in a variety of business law matters to entrepreneurs and small businesses. If you are a current Chang School learner and plan to start a business, or have started a small business, you may be eligible for this service.

Legal services will be provided to selected applicants on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year (September 2015–April 2016) by Ryerson Law and Business students who will work under the close supervision of qualified lawyers from various Bay Street firms.

Limited spots are available. For more information and an application form, please email or call 416.979.5000, ext. 7813.


2015–2016 Courses and Programs

View the 2015–2016 website for information on courses, scheduling, and programs being offered in the 2015–2016 academic year.

You can also check out a list of new programs or new courses and workshops.


The Chang School Offers Open Admission

The Chang School provides access to university-level and degree-credit courses for all adult learners, regardless of previous experience. Enrollment for most degree-credit courses is on an open admissions basis, providing convenient access to university classes no matter where you live or work – without any formal entrance requirements.

The Chang School extends Ryerson University’s academic resources to adults interested in building their careers, advancing their careers, changing careers, taking courses for professional development or general interest, or applying to a degree program.

If you plan to transfer credits back to your home institution, use your credits to gain entry to a Ryerson degree program (subject to space availability and competition), or if you require more information, please contact us or come to one of our Open House sessions.