Course Syllabus

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Accessibility CCC Technology Center Visit CCC Tech Center, Accessibility
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Canvas provides authors a foundation and a wealth of built-in tools to create inclusive experiences for all students. Learn how to leverage all of Canvas’ tools to build an accessible and usable learning environment.




By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Determine the best format/strategy for delivering content, whether it should remain as a PDF, in a Word Doc, or a Canvas page
  • Explain how formatting impacts assistive technologies’ ability to access and interpret information.
  • Utilize the Rich Content Editor to properly format content pages
  • Run the Canvas’ Accessibility Checker and interpret its results to determine if a Canvas page is accessible

Frequently Asked Questions


How long is this self-paced course available?

The content will be available indefinitely. 

How long will it take to go through the course material?

This micro-course is self-paced and includes reading, videos, quizzes, and hands-on activities. There will be no facilitators. Plan to commit at least an hour for each module. Each module may vary considerably in length and complexity. Participants who are familiar with Canvas may progress faster. Unfortunately, it is difficult to predict individual time commitment.

What background do I need?

This course assumes prior knowledge of basic accessibility principles; however, there are opportunities for review. It is helpful to be familiar with Canvas. If you need additional Canvas support, please see the various Canvas Guides.

Do I need to buy a textbook/course materials?

Canvas Accessibility ActivityNo. All lectures are published in this Canvas micro-course. However, you will need to download the Canvas Accessibility Activity Set for the hands-on activities in a separate Canvas shell where you have the Teacher role. 

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