Academic Technology

iLearn - Accessibility

Course Materials Provided In iLearn

Review the Instructional Materials section of SF State’s Access site for accessibility guides, checklists and resources. San Francisco State must make its instructional materials, including online course materials, accessible to persons with disabilities in order to provide all students with a barrier-free education, and to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, and with California Government Code 11135.

iLearn Course Layout

  • Use appropriate formatting when creating content within iLearn using the tools provided by the HTML Editor. If you do not see the HTML editor, use the appropriate HTML for the content. Make certain all information conveyed through the use of color is also conveyed without the use of color.
  • Use label headings (e.g., heading 1) for course titles, topic titles and subtitles.

Format Section/Subsection Titles as Headings

Editing tools with the paragraph format pull-down menu displaying heading options

Label Heading Examples

  • Simplify your course environment by working with iLearn blocks. Delete any iLearn blocks that are not necessary, and organize your course's blocks for ease of information access.
  • Provide links to plugins, applications (e.g., downloadable file readers), and any specialized software necessary to use course files. The technical requirements page has a few recommended download links you may want to include.
  • When providing digital images use alternamtive text to describe the content and function of each visual element.

Naming Conventions in iLearn

  • Use text that makes sense when read out of context
    Example: Avoid "click here"
  • Inform users if the link will open in new window or pop-up
    Example: Add "- New Window" to end of the link text
  • Resource file names and link to the files should match any reference to them in the syllabus, calendars, activities, and course announcements.
  • Avoid abbreviations
  • The file name should include the file type or three letter extension to identify the type of software required to view and use the file
    Example: Biology333syllabus.rtf
  • Avoid redundancies when naming activities or resource links
    Example: Use the name "Journal Week 1" instead of the more generic "Weekly Journal"

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