Moodle Accessibility Toolkit for Instructors

About the Accessibility Starter Toolkit

Moodle (beginning with version 3.11) incorporates the Brickfield Accessibility Starter Toolkit to help organizations create accessible course content. The Accessibility Starter Toolkit assesses the accessibility of the course content and identifies existing accessibility issues.

Instructor usage

Add the Accessibility Review Block and click the "Submit for analysis" button. After a few minutes, you’ll see the results of the analysis.

Please Note: If you do not see the “Accessibility Review Block”, please contact the Technology Service Desk for assistance at 336-278-5200.  

The block allows instructors to submit their course for an accessibility analysis and it will then display useful information including:

  • A summary of the accessibility errors for the course categorized by type.
  • A heatmap which highlights the errors for each course element. You can activate or hide the heatmap by clicking on the eye.
  • A link to the accessibility toolkit which includes different reports and the error list with links to edit the mistakes
  • A link to download the accessibility toolkit summary report in a printable pdf format.

Note: Students cannot see this block, as it is only for instructors.

The block includes the automated analysis of the requested Moodle course against a set of common accessibility rules, checking the content inside all of Moodle’s core activities. The Accessibility Toolkit then generates reports of all detected accessibility errors, which can also be broken down by type of content or type of activity. This provides insights to educators on the overall accessibility of their course(s) and the areas that should be improved.

Once a course has been analyzed, any ongoing updates, edits or additions within the course will be automatically analyzed.

Report pages for the course

The Accessibility Toolkit report is accessed via a course's Actions menu. It can also be accessed via the accessibility review block, if this has been added to the course.

The Accessibility Toolkit provides several reports with detected accessibility issues:

  • Error list with direct links, which makes it easy to navigate to their location and fix them.
  • Activity breakdown, showing pass ratios per activity
  • Content types, showing error counts per type of content
  • Summary report, showing a summary of the other reports combined

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To learn more about the Accessibility Toolkit, schedule a consultation with the TLT Department.


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