Topic: Create content

Captions and transcripts: accessible practice

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Both transcripts and captions are ways of reproducing audio content as text. Not only are they essential for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but they’re also extremely helpful for other students who benefit from having a text version of the content, such as students who speak...

Links: accessible practice

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A link refers to any section of text that can be clicked on to view other web pages, download documents or access external applications. It’s important that links are added clearly, so students can find them and know what to expect once they select the link. We asked our...

Colour: accessible practice

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Colour needs to be used mindfully in your subject as it can create barriers for some students. If there’s not enough contrast between the text and the background – some students might not be able to see the content. If it’s used as the only means to convey meaning –...

Templates (not tables): accessible practice

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Avoid using tables to structure or format your content, and only use them when presenting data. You should also always aim to create your tables with the platform you’re using, rather than copying and pasting. So if you’re using Canvas, create the table using the Rich Content Editor. If...

Accessibility checkers: accessible practice

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The accessibility checkers like the Canvas Accessibility Checker are great inbuilt tool that will scan your page and produce a report pointing out different types of accessibility problems and prompt you to fix them. Any automated accessibility checker, will not pick up on all issues, it is a useful...

Style guide basics: abbreviations, acronyms and the rest!

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RULE EXAMPLE Use full stops for Latin abbreviations like i.e., e.g. and etc.  Fertilizers can be organic (i.e. carbon based) or inorganic.Please bring your documents, e.g. your photo ID, application form etc. No need to spell out familiar acronyms; don’t use full stops in acronyms  TAFE, ANZAC, NSW, not...

Write a resource page

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Basic structure Each collection of resources has a slightly different structure, depending on the topic. However, many resources include the following basic structures: Introduction and anchor menu (what can the reader expect) Headings (signposting content and linked to anchor menu) Paragraphs, lists and tables (short descriptions of activities or...

Instructional screen shots and videos

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Once the headings and content for your resource are drafted, you may have images or video ready to insert. If you still need to create your videos, take a look at the Collection on Creating and managing videos for a comprehensive guide. Insert images Search and select ‘Image’ from...

Create examples of good practice in Canvas sites (how can I…?)

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Basic structure Each resource in the ‘Creating examples of good practice in Canvas sites’ Collection follows the same structure: Introduction and anchor menu (what can the reader expect) Examples of good practice (short descriptions and visuals) Thanks to academics who contributed Content guidelines Whilst each individual resource is unique,...

Menus, anchors and headings

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Once you know what the main headings in the resource should be, you’re ready to set up the structure and menu. If you’re not sure what the structure should be, take a minute to write it out in note form before you start. Search and select ‘Anchor menu’ from...

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