OIT Announces New Addition to Digital Accessibility Badging Program

University of Minnesota's Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently announced that its new course, Digital Accessibility: Create Accessible Canvas Course Sites, is open for enrollment. In this course, participants will learn how to apply accessibility concepts to content, interactions, and assessments in an online course site.


  • Understanding the difference between accessibility and accommodation within the educational landscape

  • Using the Rich Content Editor to make content accessible

  • Ensuring additional course content/resources are accessible

  • Creating accessible student-to-student and instructor-to-student interactions

  • Giving accessible assessments

  • Using UDOIT to scan for accessibility issues in a Canvas course site

Who should attend

This workshop is intended for instructors and staff members who provide any kind of online instructions through Canvas.

Digital Accessibility Badging Program

The Digital Accessibility Foundations course is the prerequisite for this course and the Digital Accessibility Badging Program. This program contains self-paced online workshops focusing on how to create digital content (slide presentations, websites, PDFs, etc.) in an accessible way. You may choose to take as many workshops as you like.

In each workshop, you will learn specific skills and apply them to your everyday work. Successful completion of each course will help you earn a badge for the topic of that course.