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UDOIT - Getting Started [UW-Madison]

This document is intended for new users of UDOIT, a course accessibility checker

Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool or UDOIT (pronounced, “You Do It”), is a course accessibility checker that allows instructors to scan an entire Canvas course to identify  and help resolve accessibility issues, referred to as “barriers.”


Instructor Considerations Before Use

Best Practices

  • UDOIT presents barriers based on a few criteria. Instructors should start with the “Easiest to Fix” barriers in order to get used to the tool and its functionality.
  • The barriers will be presented in two categories: errors and suggestions. Errors should be the first ones to be addressed.
    • Although the tool does provide a way to fix some barriers directly inside the tool, there are some barriers that may require some direct editing of the HTML of the area in the course. 
  • If the tool cannot fix the issue natively, it will give you a link to the page for you to correct.
  • If you are unsure how to edit HTML, please work with your local support or a knowledgeable colleague. 
  • UDOIT is available to all credit and noncredit courses within Canvas. 

General Considerations

  • UDOIT also checks course files. These files will require knowledge of how to make the changes in the software or programs that created the files.  

Information to share with Students

  • Tell students the best way to report accessibility issues in your course. If they report them to you, you can check for the issue using a UDOIT scan.


SeeUDOIT Canvas Accessibility Checker - Accessibility & Usability Information for:

  • information regarding UDOIT accessibility and usability
  • to report an accessibility barrier
  • to request accessibility assistance
  • learn about disability-related accommodations

Steps to Get Started with UDOIT

In order to get up and running with using UDOIT:

  1. Log into Canvas
  2. Enable UDOIT in your Canvas course 
  3. See UDOIT - Scan Your Course with UDOIT [UW-Madison] to begin.

Questions & Support

For help with UDOIT, please contact the DoIT Help Desk: Get Help from DoIT

Keywordsu doit accessibility access scan canvas course scanner design course compliance u do it   Doc ID118427
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Created2022-05-09 11:23:12Updated2023-12-15 17:31:39
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