Creating, understanding, and addressing your UDOIT report

Creating your UDOIT report

  1. Select UDOIT 3 in your Canvas Navigation Menu (See Fig. 1). If you do not see UDOIT 3 in your navigation menu, make sure that you have enabled UDOIT in the Canvas Navigation Menu.
    UDOIT 3 in the Course Navigation Menu
    Figure 1: UDOIT 3 in the Canvas Navigation Menu
    Note: If this is the first time you are accessing UDOIT, you will be asked to authenticate your account
  2. UDOIT will automatically begin scanning your course for accessibility issues, and will generate a report upon completion (See Fig. 2).
    UDOIT banner indicating that a scan is in progressFigure 2: Status bar visible when UDOIT is accessed.
  3. When the report is complete, select Continue

Understanding your UDOIT Report

  1. The report generated will show the errors and suggestions that were found for your course (See Fig. 3). Errors require immediate attention, while suggestions should be reviewed further. See a description of all possible errors and suggestions.
    List of Common Errors and Suggestions in a UDOIT 3 report
    Figure 3: Example of an error report generated by UDOIT
    Errors you are likely to encounter include the following
    • Headings - must contain text and cannot skip levels
    • Color - insufficient contrast between text and background
    • Links - must contain text; for example, do not just make an image a link to another resource unless you have also provided alternative text for the image.
    • Alternative text - should not be empty and should not be just the image filename (which is the Canvas default), but should not contain more than 150 characters.
    • Tables - must have headers and must define row and column scope for header
      Suggestions can include these:
    • Headings - Should be used in longer documents to provide structure (to achieve this, you can create an outline of your document and use that to determine appropriate heading levels).
    • Links - Should be descriptive, not a file name, URL, or “click here.” For example, state “University of Missouri System,” not “” or “click here to visit the University of Missouri System website.”
    • Color - Do not use color alone for emphasis; add bold, italics, or an icon to call attention to your content.
    • Content length - Consider splitting content longer than 3,000 words onto multiple pages.
  2. View the errors and suggestions by selecting a sorting method, and select Get Started (See Fig. 4).
    Options for Ways to Get Started in reviewing your UDOIT errors
    Figure 4: UDOIT sorting methods
  3. A list will appear showing all of the issues that are present within your course. The following icons will appear, indicating the status of those issues.
    image15.png Error
    image5.png Suggestion
    image1.png Needs Review (Files)
    image14.png Fixed / Resolved / Reviewed
    The report will show the Status, Issue Title, the Type of media with the issue, and a description of the issue (See Fig. 5).
    Example of a UDOIT report, showing title, type of content, and error present with a button to review
    Figure 5: The report indicating the errors and suggestions identified by UDOIT

Addressing issues in your UDOIT report

  1. Select Review to address an issue. From the window that appears, you will be able to see details about the error or suggestion and where it occurs in the course. In many cases, you can fix the issue within the issue detail directly in the window and select Save (see Fig 6.)Interface for fixing a link with nondescript text in UDOIT
    Figure 6: This error can be fixed directly in the window by adding a new, descriptive link text.
  2. In some cases, an issue cannot be fixed within UDOIT, but you can mark the issue as Resolved once you have addressed it outside of UDOIT and/or determined it is no longer an issue (See Fig. 7).Display to mark a manual resolution in UDOIT
    Figure 7: Area to mark a resolution for a manually fixed issue in UDOIT
  3. Select Next Issue to address another accessibility issue in your course.

Modified on: Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 2:56 PM

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