Pope Tech LMS integration

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Accessibility testing and interactive guide inside of your LMS

Want to perform WAVE accessibility scans inside of your institution's LMS?

Our Learning Management System (LMS) integration consists of two parts. First, there is the Instructor Accessibility Guide, available now in the Canvas LMS. The interactive guide provides instructors with one-page-at-a-time scanning and helps them create accessible content.

Second, we will be releasing our Accessibility Dashboards LTI in Canvas for institutions to purchase summer of 2020.

Additional LMS integrations will be coming, if you are interested in other LMS integrations please let us know. User feedback will set our priority.

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Instructor Guide in Canvas

Instructor Accessibility Guide

Help instructors get feedback and create accessible content within their workflow.

Our interactive Instructor Accessibility Guide integrates WAVE accessibility tests right into instructors’ Learning Management System (LMS). This provides instructors with accessible, fast, and accurate web accessibility testing for their courses as they create and edit them.

Our easy-to-use interface gives instructors instant feedback on detected accessibility issues on any page. Integrated documentation and examples are also provided to help guide instructors through creating more accessible content. It makes creating accessible content easier for novice and expert accessibility users alike.

Instructor Guide Video Demo

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How it works

The instructor guide is added to your Canvas instance by JavaScript in the custom theme editor. Once added on any view with the WYSIWYG editor (Page, Syllabus, Quiz description, Discussion Topics, Assignment, and Announcement) an Accessibility Guide button is added next to the Save button right in the instructors workflow.

The instructor guide is powered by WAVE engine, and is organized by categories of content that are easy to understand. Some results are accessibility errors or alerts but it also includes tools to improve contrast and heading structure. Each result provides tools to help fix the issue. Once edited in the instructor guide it updates the Canvas course content as if it was edited directly in Canvas. Users can go back and forth between the Canvas editor and the Accessibility Guide.

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Examples and Documentation in guide

Documentation and examples

Each result has inline documentation on What a result means, Why it matters, How to fix it, the Algorithm for the test and the related Standards and Guidelines. Results have common examples of correctly applying the accessibility principle. Additionally there is an overall help button that gives an outline on how to use the guide and has a form that emails directly to whatever email you set up. Instructors can email specific accessibility help questions to an accessibility coordinator. The coordinator will receive their message along with the exact url they were on when they had the question.

Pricing

The Instructor Guide launched in May of 2020 in the Canvas LMS and is available to purchase for $750/yr for institutions/schools under 2,000 FTE (student count for k12) and $1,500/yr for all other institution and school sizes; including the largest Universities. This price is meant to cover our support and maintenance costs but allow this to be a tool to improve as much course content as possible.

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Accessibility Dashboards LTI

Want accessibility reporting on all LMS content?

Our Accessibility Dashboards LTI provide institution-wide scanning and dashboard reporting of all LMS HTML content across all courses. The dashboard is integrated right into your LMS and the Instructor Accessibility Guide and provides each user with the level of reporting required for their role. For example:

  • Instructors have a summary dashboard of all their courses, individual views of each course, and can drill into the Instructor Guide to view and fix page results.
  • Sub account owners have access to dashboard reports of their sub account, as well as individual courses and pages.
  • Admins will be able to see summary dashboards of the entire account as well as sub account dashboards and individual course and page results.

This is currently in development and will be launching soon for the Canvas LMS. If interested, schedule a demo, to review our ingration plans, screenshots, and your institution's needs. We are looking for feedback. Additional LMS integrations will be coming, if you are interested in other LMS integrations please let us know. User feedback will set our priority.

Pricing will be based on student FTE (student count for k12) and published on our website once finalized.

Accessibility dashboards LTI in canvas

FAQs

Does the Instructor guide work in the new Canvas editor?

Yes, it works the same. The Instructor guide button is added next to the save button. All functionality is the same.

What types of content do you test?

All HTML content in the LMS is tested, additionally images are tested for common issues like long, repetitive, suspicious or no alternative text. We identify all links to Excel files, Word Documents, PDFs, and other non-html documents. We don't currently test them but identify them to be tested. We will be launching PDF testing at the end of 2020.

What about videos?

We identify common video types and will be adding testing for Youtube Video (human) captions summer of 2020. Additional video caption detecting is being explored.

Do you provide alternate file types of content?

No, currently we don't support this feature. What features we add is determined by our users and community feedback.

Will changes made with the Instructor Guide stay if service is canceled?

Yes, all changes made with the Pope Tech LMS integrations are updated directly in the Canvas content. Nothing is stored on our servers. Although some of the changes can't easily be made directly in Canvas they are the same as if you manually edited them directly in the HTML inside of the Canvas editor.

What assistance do you offer with onboarding?

Our Onboarding and Training Team is here to assist in getting your account set up and your users trained on using Pope Tech products.There is no additional cost for onboarding or training you how to use our platform (Why should there be?).

The instructor guide is easy to use, with inline documentation and help and a growing library of support documents and videos.

We would be happy to answer any other questions you might have. Contact Us or review our FAQ for Higher Ed purchasing.

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