Sakai 2.8.0 LMS Accessibility

1. Login and Configuration/Compatibility Testing

Screenshots

Screenshot of the Sakai User Interface when a user first accesses it to log in. Sakai's Default Login Screen

Screenshot of the Sakai User Interface when announcing an incorrect login attempt. Sakai's Default Login Failure Screen

Criteria

Login Page Accessibility:

System Compatibility Testing:

2. Personalization and Customization

Screenshot

Screenshot of a form in
 Sakai for setting user preferences. The form lists a series of radio buttons for
 setting up email notices of various events. Example of a form presented in Sakai for the user to set their email notification preferences.

Screenshot of a form in
 Sakai for setting the user's preferences for which courses are
 displayed in the sites navigation. Example of setting which courses are displayed in the course navigation.

Criteria

Layout customization:

Alert type:

Styling:

Session time out:

Saving current state:

Default page:

Selecting Editor:

4. Common Modules/Tools (Student Facing)

Announcements

Screenshot

Screenshot of the Sakai Announcements tool's summary screen. It is presenting a table which lists the subject for each announcement, who posted it, and when. Example of the Announcement tool providing a summary listing of announcements.

Criteria

Navigation Features:
Announcements Summary:
Accessibility Features:
Accessibility Concerns:

Discussion

Screenshot

Screenshot of the main forums tool screen. It lists each forum, the topics, and the statistics for all the new, read, unread messages in each.

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

Screenshot

Screenshot of the Messages tool's received messages screen. It is a table where each row contains the summary information for each email in the inbox. Example of the Messages tool displaying a list of the received messages.

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

Screenshot

Screenshot of the Sakai Chat tool. It shows the chat messages presented in a list with textbox for typing in a new chat message. A submit button is available for sending the new message. A clear button is available for erasing the entire new message to make it easier to start over. Example of the Sakai Chat tool.

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

Screenshot

Screenshot of the Sakai
   Assignments Tool's summary page. It is a table listing each assignment by title,
   when it can be started, when it is due, and the status of your progress on the assignment. Example screenshot from the Sakai Assignment tool displaying a summary of the course's assignments.

Criteria

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

Gradebook

Screenshot

Screenshot of the Sakai Gradebook results screen for a student. It is a table listing the grades, and any instructor's comments.

Criteria

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

Quiz/Testing component

Screenshots

Screenshot of a true/false question being displayed in the Sakai Tests and Quizzes tool. Example screenshot of Sakai's Tests and Quizzes tool displaying the quiz taking instructions before beginning an exam.

Screenshot of a true/false question being displayed in the Sakai Tests and Quizzes tool. Example screenshot of a true/false question in Sakai's Tests and Quizzes 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

Screenshot

A Screenshot of an example form as presented in Sakai. It shows how asterisks are in the form control labels to indicate required fields.

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

Screenshot

A Screenshot of the Sakai Syllabus tool allowing an instructor to type in a section of the course's syllabus in the CKEdit WYSIWYG editor.

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):

7. Help and Documentation

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Screenshot of the Sakai Help System with the Accessibility Information help page open.

Criteria

Inline help:

Tutorials and Guides:

8. Features Unique to LMS that Affect Accessibility

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