Tips for an Accessible Canvas Course
- Place the instructions in the appropriate link folders or as instructed by CTL and hide unused link folders.
- Use the ready-made formats (Styles) found in the menu of the rich content editor to specify heading levels and ordered and unordered lists.
- Uploaded content should be in an accessible format (accessible MS Word, accessible PDF, accessible PowerPoint, etc.)
- Add alternative text (Alt Text) to images, charts, and tables.
- All video files should have captions.
- All Audio files should have transcriptions.
- Use the Accessibility Checker icon found on the menu of the rich content editor to make sure your content is accessible.
- Use the Accessibility Checker (UDOIT) left-side menu links to check the accessibility of your completed course.
Resources for Faculty
University of Washington's DO-IT website: 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course
University of Washington's DO-IT website: The Faculty Room
WebAIM Tutorial for creating accessible Microsoft Word documents
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) teaching guides: Building Inclusive Classrooms