Technical

Technical 

What can I use?

Make sure all internal and external hyperlinks are linking to current sites and material

All content must meet the accessibility standards

Provide a section that explains where help can be sought – both technical and academic.

Links to guidelines in accessibility standards for student posts are provided

DLT Category

Technical

DLT Element

Links Checked

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Links Checked

Source

LTC

Why was it done

Links to all content in Moodle were checked to ensure the site displayed correctly. It is best practice to ensure links to websites open in a new window or tab rather than directing students away from Moodle.

What was done

After uploading files and creating links in the site creation stage, the Switch role to – Student was used to ensure that all content displayed correctly: 
Links Checked

How was it done

After content has been contributed and links created:

  • Open the Administration block
  • Click Switch role to... and select Student
  • When finished checking the student view, click Return to my normal role:

Links Checked

 

To ensure links to websites open in a new window or tab rather than directing students away from Moodle (when adding a link through Add an activity or resource):

  • In the Appearance section click on the drop down menu next to Display and select New window:
  • Links Checked

Evaluation/Feedback

Not yet evaluated

Moodle 2.7

DLT Category

Technical

DLT Element

Accessibility Standards Met

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Accessibility Standards Met

Source

LTC & https://intranet.uow.edu.au/web/policy/accessibility/index.html

Why was it done

The University recognises the need to ensure equity of access to materials on the web by individuals that may be visually or hearing impaired. In addition, the University has a requirement to ensure accessibility to all web users of core content under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. Web accessibility is covered in the UOW web branding guidelines document, particularly pages 24,28,29

https://intranet.uow.edu.au/pmcd/smcu/brand/webbrandguidelines/index.html

What was done

Adding Alt tags to images to describe what the image is displaying for the visually impaired.
Accessibility Standards Met

The following colours can be used from the UOW colour palette. 
Accessibility Standards Met

Additional information can be found on UOW’s compliance with accessibility standards - https://intranet.uow.edu.au/web/policy/accessibility/index.html

How was it done

Alt tags in Moodle are added in the Image description field when inserting or adding an image.
Colours used in Moodle site reflect UOW web branding guidelines to minimise the impact on those with vision impairments.

Evaluation/Feedback

Not yet assessed

Moodle 2.7 

DLT Category

Technical

DLT Element

Explanation of help options available

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Student access to platform tool support and resources

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LTC

Why was it done

To give students access to support resources to help them pass their subject. Knowledge Base articles in the support tab are not restricted to Moodle, but cover many of the UOW Learning Platform tools.

What was done

Resources for students are available from the Support table located in each Moodle site.

Sample Site

The Support tab directs students to the Learning Platform Support website where students can access support from Knowledge Base articles regarding various platform tools:

Learning Platform support 

How was it done

Students were advised to search for articles which pertain to their particular technical or “how to” issue by clicking on the Support tab, prior to contacting their subject coordinator or tutor.

Evaluation/Feedback

Not yet evaluated

Moodle 2.7

Last reviewed: 6 October, 2017