HTML Document Templates

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Introduction to D2L Document Templates The D2L Document Templates were designed by D2L to make it easier for Instructors to create accessible, professional looking HTML content topic pages. There are currently ten templates to select from, allowing Instructors to create clean looking content topic pages from a variety of page layouts, including two-​​column, image, and […]

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May 14th, 2018

Course Management System (CMS) Accessibility

All D2L courses and course materials should be designed with accessibility requirements in mind to ensure courses are accessible for all students. The following accessibility information, D2L resources, and accessibility tools are available to assist with meeting accessibility requirements.   Was this Helpful ? yes   no

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November 10th, 2017

EdTech | Accessibility Tools in D2L

D2L closely follows web accessibility standards and works with interested clients to test the usability of products and tools. Over the past year or so, D2L has implemented multiple accessibility tools to ensure D2L courses are accessible to all faculty and students. These tools are located in strategic areas that aim to be convenient to […]

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September 15th, 2017

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Editing Alternative Text (Alt Text) for Images

Navigate to the item (Content Page, Assignment Folder, Announcement, Discussion, etc.) containing the image. Select to Edit the item. Select the image to display the image options menu. Select the Image Options icon. Update the alternative text via the Image Description text field. Select Ok. Note: Editing the alternative text in this manner does not […]

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July 12th, 2017

Providing Alternative Text (Alt Text) for Images

When an image is inserted into the HTML Editor, using Insert Image, users will be promoted to provide alternative text. Alternative text, also known as alt text, should provide a clear text alternative of the image for screen reader users. Navigate to the item (Assignment Folder, Announcement, Discussion, etc.) containing the image. On the HTML […]

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July 11th, 2017

Using the Accessibility Checker

Type or copy/​​paste content into the HTML Editor. Select the Check Accessibility icon to review the HTML content for accessibility compliance.  The Accessibility Checker will indicate if any issues are detected. If issues are detected the Accessibility Checker will offer suggestions to fix the identified accessibility issue(s). If no issues are detected a message will appear […]

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May 10th, 2017

Accessibility Checker Overview

The Accessibility Checker is used to review content within the HTML Editor to ensure that the HTML page conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) and Section 508 accessibility standards. The Accessibility Checker will indicate if issues are detected and then offer suggestions to fix the identified accessibility issue(s). The Accessibility Checker is located […]

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May 10th, 2017

Downloading as an MP3

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Ensure your computer has Speakers and the Volume is on. Within Content, select the HTML Page you wish to listen to.NOTE: ReadSpeaker does not read any other document types at this time. Select Play on the ReadSpeaker toolbar. Select the down arrow icon to download the audio. Review the Terms of Use. Select Agree and […]

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ReadSpeaker Settings

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Ensure your computer has Speakers and the Volume is on. Within Content, select the HTML Page you wish to listen to.NOTE: ReadSpeaker does not read any other document types at this time. Select Play on the ReadSpeaker toolbar. Select the Settings Icon (gear). Adjust the Settings, as desired. Select Close. Was this Helpful ? yes  […]

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Listening to HTML Files

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Ensure your computer has Speakers and the Volume is on. Within Content, select the HTML Page you wish to listen to.NOTES: ReadSpeaker does not read any other document types at this time. Select Play on the ReadSpeaker toolbar. ReadSpeaker will begin to read the HTML page. Was this Helpful ? yes   no

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