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We will be co-presenting on the community contributions to UCF's UDOIT, an open source, accessibility self-auditing tool for Canvas. Karen and Jacob will provide a brief history of the UDOIT tool, and Michelle will describe how she got involved and developed the UDOIT User Guide which is available through Canvas Commons.
At UCF, approximately 40% of all courses offered each semester have at least one student requiring an accommodation, and one of the tasks of the Center for Distributed Learning department at UCF is to evaluate the online courses for possible accessibility issues for students.
As many of you already know, manually evaluating course content is time-consuming, so we set out to either find or create a tool that would fulfill the following goals:
In the end, we decided to take an existing tool we developed internally (built using the Quail PHP library) and integrate it into Canvas using the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard.
In 2013, we won a $10,000 “Canvas Grant” from Instructure to kickstart the project. While not a condition of the grant, we decided that whatever we created would be released under an open source license so that it could benefit the community.
In June of 2015, we released UDOIT under the GPL V3 open source license on GitHub.
In 2017, Michelle, from Clemson University, developed a guide for UDOIT which is available from Canvas Commons under the Creative Commons license Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike. Be sure to come to our presentation to learn more about how she got involved and how she developed this resource.
In May 2018, the latest version of UDOIT (2.3.2) was released.
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