Canvas Tip of the Week (09 September 2019)

Check For Accessibility

Did you know that Canvas has a feature to “Check Accessibility”?

The “Check Accessibility” tool will review content within a Canvas page for readability. This ensures content created is accessible to screen readers.

To check page accessibility:

1. Log into your Canvas course
2. Select “Pages” from Course Navigation.
3. Select “View All Pages.”
4. Select the page you would like to edit.
6. Select “Edit.”
7. Select the “Check Accessibility icon to review accessibility errors identified within the page.
Note: When an issue is detected, a sidebar displays the accessibility attribute and an explanation of the error.
8. To correct an issue, complete the task as noted in the sidebar and select “Apply.”
Note: When all issues have been fixed, the sidebar will close automatically.
9. Select “Save” to save the changes made

Learn more about checking your Canvas course accessibility here.

Also, be sure to enroll in this short, self-paced, asynchronous course on Designing Online Courses for Accessibility.

Please note that all of the Canvas Tips of the Week are archived on the CILT website at

As a reminder, the Canvas team at the Touro College and University Systems level continues to offer webinars on various aspects of Canvas.  Webinars that are coming up this week include:

September 9, 2019, Monday
11:00am – Making your Canvas Course Available and Communicating to Students (to register, click )

September 10, 2019, Tuesday
8:00am – Adding Content to Your Course (to register, click )

September 11, 2019, Wednesday
11:00am – General Canvas Training Session (to register, click )

September 12, 2019, Thursday
8:00am – Setting Up Your Canvas Gradebook (to register, click )

You can access the complete training schedule at

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jim O’Connor or myself.

As a reminder, you can access TUC and TUN specific resources at the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching website at:

Michael K. Barbour, Ph.D.