Accessible courses help students learn.
And we have a variety of tools to help you meet accessibility standards in Canvas.
Documents and Images in Canvas
When uploading documents into Canvas, a software called Blackboard Ally will automatically rate your documents to determine how well they meet accessibility standards.
You also have access to a Course Accessibility Report that shows you how accessible your course is overall. This quick guide explains how to find it and use it in your Canvas courses.
You can learn more about improving accessibility using Ally with our Blackboard Ally Training or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for additional info.
When creating content in Canvas Pages and Assignments using the Rich Content Editor, you can use the built-in accessibility checker to identify ways to improve accessibility.
For general accessibility suggestions, download this handy accessibility checklist from the University of North Carolina Wilmington that covers web links, text, images, audio, and video.
WSU Online, the SSD Office, and the Library have coordinated to make remediation services available to the faculty of Weber State University to be more inclusive of our diverse student population, including students with disabilities. Submit documents via Box.
Email LMSsupport@weber.edu for more information.
Quizzes and Assignments
If you have received an accommodation request from a student to receive extended time on assignments or quizzes, the following links will walk you through the process of providing those in Canvas:
- Classic Quizzes
- New Quizzes
Disability Services can provide additional one-on-one consultation about accommodations in Canvas.
When using videos in your Canvas course from online sources, choose videos with accurate closed captioning. If you create your own videos, there are multiple options to add closed captioning.
Free options (not 100% accurate but can self-correct)
- Kaltura auto-captioning
- YouTube auto-captioning
- In Canvas - use a typed video transcript when recording and add it to the page below your video
- WSU Disability Services (contact if you need a video captioned quickly for a student requiring an accommodation)
- WSU Creative Academic Technology Solutions (CATS) team
If you need help or have questions about accessibility in your Canvas course, contact WSU Online at 801-626-6188 or email email@example.com