Canvas Accessibility Checklist

While Disability Services Program (DSP) approves academic and non-academic accommodations associated with a student’s disability, medical and mental health condition, faculty are legally responsible for administering many accommodations within the classroom. The OTL and DSP are here to help support faculty and facilitate this process. Throughout this article, you can find our accessibility checklist for designing, building and […]

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How do I set up an alternative test time for Canvas quizzes?

An alternative test time is a time that has a different start or end time than the rest of the class. This can be a helpful strategy when working through student accommodations with exam time and/or if specific students need to take the exam on a different date/time then the rest of the class. You […]

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How do I allow extra time for student accommodations on Canvas quizzes?

These directions will allow you to comply with the additional time requirements that students may need as part of their academic accommodations determined by the Disability Services Program. Step 1. Click into your Canvas course. Step 2. Select Quizzes from the left-side navigation menu. Step 3. Open the Quiz whose time you want to adjust […]

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ZOOM Closed captioning and live transcription

Our DU community ZOOM enterprise license now allows for real-time closed captions and live transcription (see below). Tech Prerequisites Closed captioningZoom desktop client (enter or view captions)Windows: version 3.5 or highermacOS: version 3.5. or higherZoom mobile app (view captions only)Android: version 4.0 or higheriOS: version 4.0 or higherLive transcriptionZoom desktop client for Windows, macOS: version […]

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ZOOM Accessibility Checklist

Our ZOOM enterprise license at the University of Denver now provides computer generated real-time closed captions and transcripts. This is a “beta” service.  This improves the accessibility and user experience for all ZOOM meeting/webinar participants.  Here are a few tips for the various people participating in ZOOM events. As the ZOOM host Here are a […]

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How to produce videos that are accessible and improve learning

Here are some tips on how to produce videos that are accessible and improve learning via good design and implementation. The video below illustrates various techniques to reach both objectives. Why is this so important? 1 out of 5 students at DU has self-reported as a person with a disability. 15% of DU student population […]

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Kaltura – Editing Closed Captions

All video and audio files uploaded to Kaltura My Media within Canvas or DU MediaSpace will have an auto-generated closed caption file. As the video owner or editor, you can edit the auto-generated closed captions to improve accuracy. Captions should be 95% accurate to meet ADA accessibility standards. This article describes how to edit captions. […]

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Making Video and Audio Content Accessible

This document was created to help faculty and staff members create closed captions or text transcripts for video or audio files.  By law, we must accommodate students that have officially requested course materials to be accessible. In general, designing all course materials to be accessible by all people is best practice. Does DU have a […]

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