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Check and fix before publishing in Canvas

Before publishing content in Canvas, it is important to run a check and fix to ensure that your content is accessible and meets the University’s baseline practices.

Canvas baseline practices

The University of Auckland has updated its Canvas baseline practices, which are aimed at providing students with a more consistent and inclusive online learning experience across their programs. The practices are based on Universal Design for Learning and accessibility requirements, and are informed by student feedback, international research, and good practices from peer institutions. The aim is to improve consistency, accessibility, and mobile-friendliness in the Canvas experience, while also supporting flexibility and innovation for teachers who wish to extend beyond the minimum baseline practices.

Canvas accessibility check

Create a barrier-free experience for all students

Canvas meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to an AA level. WCAG 2.0 are the World Wide Web Consortium’s current official guidelines for web accessibility.


Guides on accessibility

Related Canvas Guides


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Page updated: 18/04/2023

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