Moodle LMS Accessibility

1. Login and Configuration/Compatibility Testing

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Screenshot of the Moodle User Interface when a user first accesses it to log in.

Screenshot of the Moodle login interface with error message when a user give invalid login information.

Criteria

Login Page Accessibility:

System Compatibility Testing:

2. Personalization and Customization

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Screenshot of the user Profile Editor form in Moodle for setting user preferences. The form lists a series of fields for setting up email delivery options, AJAX and JavaScript options, and Screen Reader options.

Criteria

Layout customization:

Alert type:

Styling:

Session time out:

Saving current state:

Default page:

Selecting Editor:

4. Common Modules/Tools (Student Facing)

Announcements

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Screenshot of the Moodle Announcements forum showing how messages are organized in a table with columns for new threads (Discussion), originator of the new thread (Started by), replies (replies), and last post (last post).

Criteria

Navigation Features:

Announcements Summary:

Accessibility Features:

Accessibility Concerns:

Discussion

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Screenshot of the Moodle Announcements forum showing how messages are organized in a table with columns for new threads (Discussion), originator of the new thread (Started by), group (if using separate groups), replies (replies), unread (unread) and last post (last post).

Criteria

Navigation Features:
Read / Unread Summary:
Message Read Status:
Information Hierarchy:
Posting new messages / replying:
Support for forwarding to external e-mail systems:
RSS Support:
Accessibility Features:
Accessibility Concerns:

E-mail

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Screenshot of the Messages tool's received messages screen. The main content area is organized as a series of links containing online contacts and new incoming contacts.

Criteria

Navigation Features:
Read / Unread Summary:
Email summary page:
Indication of read messages:
Techniques are used to post a new message / reply:
Support for forwarding to external e-mail systems
Accessibility Features:
Accessibility Concerns:

Chat

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Screenshot of the Moodle Chat tool. From top to bottom, it shows the chat participants, the chat text entry field, and the chat history area.

Criteria

Navigation Features:
Text-to-speech (TTS):
Chat thread display options:
Keyboard Functionality:
List of Users in Chat Room:
Message Edit Window:
Notification of New Posts:
Private Chat:
Techniques for submitting a message:
Accessibility Features:
Accessibility Concerns:

Assignments/Activities/Course Content

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Screenshot of a Moodle Assignment page.  It is essentially a web page that can be organized by standard HTML heading structure, use of tables and/or unordered lists where appropriate, etc.

Criteria

Navigation Features:
Organization:
Link Texts:
Bookmark Features:
Downloads:
Uploads / Attachments:
Accessibility Features:
Accessibility Concerns:

Grade Book

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Screenshot of the Moodle Gradebook for a class.  It uses table headings and scope to associate scores with particular assignments.

Criteria

Navigation Features:
Organization:
Statistics:
Accessibility Features:
Accessibility Concerns:

Quiz/Testing component

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Screenshot of a true/false question being displayed in the Moodle Quiz tool.

Criteria

Organization:
Question Labeling:
Saving Quiz Progress/Draft:
Validation / Error Prevention / Error Notification:
Question Types:
Submission Process:
Time Limits:
Accessibility Features:
Accessibility Concerns:

5. Forms

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A Screenshot of an example form in Moodle.  It uses Firebug to show how fields are addressed using an image of an asterisk near the label with an alt tag called 'required.'

Criteria

Required field indication technique:

Labeling Technique:

onChange event:

Form submission:

Consistency across forms:

Submission verification/error reporting method:

6. Authoring Tools and Content Creation

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A Screenshot of the Moodle editor showing fields for the page title (name) and for the body of the page, and the toolbar containing various buttons for tools like the image insertion tool and link creation tool.

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A Screenshot showing the Moodle helper tool for image insertion.

 

Criteria

File uploading:

Helper features:

HTML Authoring tool:

Grade Book (instructor-level):

Multimedia Content Handling (Embedded content, player controls, external content, use of client players, etc):

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A screenshot showing the Moodle embedded audio player. A small player is used when an MP3 file is linked to from within a forum post or another resource or activity using the HTML editor.

7. Help and Documentation

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A Screenshot showing how contextual inline help is provided in Moodle through graphical help links with alt text.

Criteria

Inline help:

Tutorials and Guides:

8. Features Unique to LMS that Affect Accessibility

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