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checking alt text for image in New Quizzes

If this question has been answered somewhere, please tell me where!

I am accessibility checking content created by others.  I am looking at a quiz created in New Quizzes. There is an image embedded in the stimulus content.  How do I find out what (if any) alt text is provided for that image?

I have tried selecting the image and clicking the upload media button in the toolbar, but that only gives me the option of uploading new media. It does not provide information about the image that is already there.

The Canvas instructor's guide only shows how to add alt text when you embed the image, not how to check it or edit it once the image is already embedded.

Thank you,


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@akhuebel I could not find a way in Canvas to get to the image options in New Quizzes like you can in the other areas of Canvas.  Normally, you can click on the image and "Image Options" will appear which opens up the pane to edit the alt text.  I know the Rich Content Editor is being worked on right now in New Quizzes, so maybe this will get added at part of that.

If you are just checking for accessibility, you might be interested in turning on the developer tools if you use Chrome.  Once the tools open, click the little arrow in the top left corner of the tools 

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This will pull up information about whatever your curser is hovering over.  This is a great little tool that will tell you the accessibility of elements.  You can hover over the image in a stimulus and the "Name" field (you will see a little window appear at the curser) is what is in the alt text.  Will not help you edit it but will at least tell you was entered.  It is also great at checking contrast ratios for accessibility.

Hope this helps!


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Thank you!  That's better than nothing!  I'm really vexed with Instructure about this.  At least I'll be able to see if there's a problem, but leaving me with no way to fix something I'm legally required to fix is really unacceptable, especially when they tout the accessibility of Canvas.


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Command: Hello, @akhuebel

@akhuebel, we are delighted to connect with you. We can assist you if you are looking for a checking alt text for images in New Quizzes.

Loree is an excellent canvas design tool editor that enables us to create a course within a minute without any coding knowledge.

Loree includes an accessibility checker that allows you to easily add images and alt text to your learning materials, as well as check and edit the embedded text.

Please see our discussion about your product: for more information.

Please get in touch with our team if you require any additional assistance.