In our instance of Canvas we include all of the course modules as buttons on the course homepage. We wanted to make this buttons a little bit more accessible so I wrote some JS which scrolls to the module when they click the button and collapses all of the other modules. This makes navigating to the specific module just that little bit easier for the user. See the gif below for an example:
To use this, include the JS file in your current JS (you may need to remove the first and last lines of code).
Important: For this to work, you need to set up the button in a specific way:
And you're all done! Feel free to drop any bugs or edits below in the comments
When I first started using Canvas I surprised about the lack of accessibility features available to users, so i decided to create my own and to share them with the wonderful community.
Below I have attached some JS and some CSS too which I highly recommend that you implement into your version of the LMS. (I will happily write up a guide on how to implement it as well as how it works if anyone would like).
The accessibility tools below allow learners to change the text size of each custom page that you create. (Nothing native to Canvas, simply any pages, quizzes, assignments, etc that you have created).
It also allows the user to change the background colour of pages too (I may be implementing a text colour option soon too).
Clicking 'Accessibility' on the global navigation toggles the menu that you can see in the bottom left:
I hope this helps your instance of Canvas become more accessible and that you all find it useful
This guide will help you setup searching shortcuts in Chrome and Firefox for finding Canvas users and courses or going directly to them using the canvas ID. Both browsers allow you to use a keyword entered into the address bar followed by what you want to search by or an ID to go directly to the resource. String placeholders (%s) represent what you type in the address bar.
To activate the search engine enter the search engine keyword in the address bar, and then press the Tab key, and then type your search string or ID, then press Enter.
To activate the search engine enter the search engine keyword in the address bar, and press the Spacebar, and then type your search string or ID, then press Enter.
Canvas course search:
ccs Sp19 BIOL-1010
Canvas people search:
cps Abe Froman
You can also search by
Go directly to a Canvas course:
Go directly to a Canvas user: