UDOIT Accessibility Check: Use Accessibility Check in Canvas

The UDOIT Accessibility Check is a tool for faculty to quickly identify and fix common accessibility issues in their Canvas course content.  This tool is not visible to students in Canvas.

Here are just a few of the accessibility issues that the tool will detect:

  • missing alternative text for images
  • poor color contrast
  • missing descriptive link text

To enable UDOIT Accessibility Check in your course menu:

  1. Click on Settings in your course menu
  2. Select the Navigation tab
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the UDOIT Accessibility Check tool
  4. Click on the Gear icon for the tool and select Enable
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page again and click Save
  6. You should now see UDOIT Accessibility Check in your course menu

To use UDOIT Accessibility Check:

  1. Click on UDOIT Accessibility Check in your course menu and authorize the tool.
  2. Wait for the tool to complete a scan of your Canvas course. A blue bar near the top of the page indicates the scan is in progress.
  3. Click the Home or UFIXIT tab at the top of the page to get started.
    • The Home tab provides recommendations for getting started, selecting an option will take the user to a filtered list on the UFIXIT tab
    • The UFIXIT tab displays a filterable list of all issues in the course
  4. Once on the UFIXIT tab, click Review for any issue to review information and options for resolving the issue
  5. Review the issue message, the source of the issue, and select an action to resolve the issue, mark it manually resolved, or move on to another issue.

Watch a quick video demonstration or get more information about the UDOIT Accessibility Check tool from the University of Central Florida.

Still have questions?

If you questions about this topic or related topics, please use one of the following methods to contact the Canvas team at Oregon State:

  • Add a comment/question to this article using the tools below the article
  • Send an email to Canvas@oregonstate.edu


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