CSUN Syllabus Policy
To better inform students about the requirements, content, and methodology of the university’s curricula, all faculty teaching classes will distribute a written syllabus to each student in the class and/or post it online no later than the first class meeting. Visit CSUN Syllabus Policy and Course Accessibility Checklist.
Q: Do you have sample language to include Canvas Ally in a syllabus?
Canvas Ally is a university initiative to help make course materials more accessible to all students. Next to each file in Canvas is a small arrow icon that opens a menu with three options. The third option is Alternative Formats. You will be able to download different formats of the file, which may include a PDF, browser (HTML), reader (ePub) or audio (MP3) files. For more information, please visit www.csun.edu/ally.
Video Presentation in Panopto
Use your CSUN username and password to watch Accessible Syllabus video in the Panopto.
- Creating an Accessible Syllabus (.pdf) (Windows)
- Creating an Accessible Syllabus (.pdf) (Mac)
- Google Docs Accessibility
- Guide for Creating Accessible Tables (.pdf)
- Word Designing with Accessibility
- Document Learning Tools
Video Credit: The University of Alabama, Technology Accessibility - Creating Accessible Word Documents (total length 54:42 mins)
Creating Accessible Word Documents Segmented Videos
- What is Accessibility Checker (start time: 2:42)
- Built-in Styles and Templates (start time: 7:54)
- Easy to Navigate by Section Headings (start time: 10:30)
- Navigation Pane (start time: 13:54)
- Heading Styles (start time: 15:05)
- Update to Match Selection (start time: 18:52)
- Table of Contents (start time: 20:20)
- Bullets and Numbers List (start time: 21:59)
- Hyperlinks (start time: 24:01)
- Images Alternative Text (Alt Text) (start time: 29:26)
- Color Contrast (start time: 37:23)
- Converting to PDFs and Tags (start time: 42:17)
- Avoid Print to PDF (start time: 48:30)
- PDF Accessibility Checker (start time: 49:34)
|Word Document or save as PDF can provide a universal approach to creating an accessible syllabus.|
Canvas Digital Syllabus
Canvas Digital Syllabus
- CSUN, Universal Design Center: Accessible Syllabus Template (Word doc)
- San Diego State University: Accessible Syllabus Template
- San Jose State University: Accessible Syllabus Template
Conducting Accessibility Evaluations
- Course Accessibility Checklist
- Basic Evaluations
- MS Office Evaluations
- Adobe Acrobat Evaluations
- Multimedia Evaluations
- Canvas Ally
- Describing images
- Color contrast
- Colour Contrast Analyzer
- Comprehensive Link Text
- Perspectives Video
"Universal Design" means design for everyone
- How to create accessible web content?
- How to create accessible documents content?
- Online & Self-Paced Accessibility Modules are now available in the Canvas learning management system. Enter your CSUN user ID and password to self-enroll Accessibility Modules with Canvas course.