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Accessibility: How to Make Digital Assets Accessible: LMS


There are a few guidelines you should follow when creating your course in *Information*:

  • Organize your course consistently section to section. Use consistent headers, labels and reference to materials in each section, topic or week.
  • Consider putting documents in at least two (2) formats. Giving several versions (Word, HTML, PDF and plain text) can cover most needs.
  • Name links to files (e.g. Word, PPT or Excel) and videos the same as the title of the file. 
  • Consider use of a course design rubric, refer to the PALNI Course Design Guide and rubric
  • Refer to the Enhancing Student Learning: Seven Principles for Good Practice as you create your course.

Accessibility Block

How to turn on Accessibility Block

  1. Log in to Moodle
  2. From the main page, scroll down through your blocks on the left-side of the screen
  3. At the bottom, click on "Add a block"
  4. Select "Accessibility" and wait a few moments for the page to refresh

Accessibility Block

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There are 8 buttons on the block itself. The 3 buttons on the top row displaying an A control text size:

  • Clicking Accessibility A-.png will decrease the text size.
  • Clicking Accessibility A+.png will increase the text size.
  • Clicking Accessibility A.png will reset the text size. If you had a saved setting for the text size, this will be cleared.

The final button on the top row saves styles changed by the block. Once you have altered the text size or colour scheme, the button will become active, shown by the blue arrow. When it's active, click Accessibility save.png to save settings. Once saved, they will persist between pages even when you log out.

The bottom row contains 4 buttons, each displaying a different colour scheme. Clicking any of these buttons Accessibility colours.png will apply that colour scheme to the page. Clicking the button on the far left will reset the scheme to default and clear any saved colour settings.