What is UDOIT?
The Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool, or UDOIT (pronounced, “You Do It”) enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in their Canvas course content. It will scan a course, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues. It was originally created by the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) at the University of Central Florida (CDL), and has received significant contributions from many organizations, especially Cidi Labs.
What does it do?
UDOIT will identify “errors” and provide “suggestions” in the following areas of your course:
- Files (i.e., .html files)
- Module URLs
It will check for many different accessibility issues, including:
- Use of headings in page structure
- Alternative text for images
- Table headers
- Color contrast
- Descriptive link text
- Video captions
Please note: some items cannot be examined by UDOIT. These include external documents and some videos/audio files for captioning/transcripts.
- If your institution is already using UDOIT with Canvas, it can be enabled via your Canvas course settings.
- For more information about UDOIT, visit our UDOIT information page.
Developers/LMS Admins/IT Staff:
If you are interested in downloading and installing UDOIT, visit the GitHub project. If you would like to join the community of other users and developers, please join the UCF Open Source Slack organization.
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