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Converting Word Tests to D2L Quizzes

Introduction This Knowledge Base article will show you how to convert any exams/test/quizzes that you have in Word documents, into D2L Quizzes that students can take online through PPCC Online (D2L) Outline of the Process Algonquin College has created an online tool that can help you convert your Word Tests into D2L Quizzes. Here is … Continue reading Converting Word Tests to D2L Quizzes

Word Accessibility Overview

General Accessibility Concepts Creating accessible Word files follows many of the same principles as techniques as creating accessible PowerPoint or Excel files: Descriptive Hyperlinks Adding ALT Text to Images/Charts Creating Accessible Tables Not using color alone to convey meaning or emphasis Headings Use the built-in Accessibility Checker Word Specific Concepts Due to Word being unique … Continue reading Word Accessibility Overview

The Accessibility Checker (Microsoft Office)

What is the Accessibility Checker? The accessibility checker is a built-in tool in Microsoft Office for Windows (versions 2010 or newer), and also Microsoft Office for Mac 2016, that can check your documents for common accessibility errors. In addition it will provide information on how to fix the error, works in real-time, and can even … Continue reading The Accessibility Checker (Microsoft Office)

Accessible Images in Microsoft Office

How to make Images Accessible? Images are a really great instructional resource, but what if the student can’t see the image? Luckily we have a couple tricks we can do to make images accessible. The minimum requirement is that all images have alt text (or alternative text), which is a piece of code that provides … Continue reading Accessible Images in Microsoft Office

Accessible Links in Microsoft Office

What are accessible links? Links in documents can be made accessible by: Not Using “Click Here” or “Click for” – This confuses students who utilize a screen reader or are visually impaired. The best practice is instead to do something like, “Please see the following link for more information about WebAIM’s Platform on Accessibility”. Make … Continue reading Accessible Links in Microsoft Office

Accessible Headings in Word

What are Headings? Headings can be thought as descriptions of various parts or sections of content, they also help to outline the content. For example, you will notice that during this course I have used headings, such as the one on this page titled, “What are Headings”. The reason they are so useful, is that they … Continue reading Accessible Headings in Word

Accessible Tables in Word/PowerPoint

How to make Tables Accessible? Making tables accessible requires a couple things: Keep it simple! Complex tables are a pain to make accessible, so if your table is starting to look like a table inside a table, consider making it into smaller separate tables. Tables are for data, not layout! Tables should only be for … Continue reading Accessible Tables in Word/PowerPoint