Lists are handled differently by screen readers and can be confusing to read if used improperly. Properly designed lists can be copied to other software while maintaining the structure, which might assist students in responding to prompts. If you have a list of items – put them in an actual list!
- Bulleted lists are for lists where order is unimportant
- Numbered lists are for lists where order is important
Using dashes as list items seems to be the number one culprit of a failed list.
– When we use dashes, we are not using a true structural element.
To fix the above, simply use a bullet instead.
- When we use bullets, we are providing structure to our content.
Using numbers or a step system is the 2nd most common issue ive seen.
Step 1 and some directions
Step 2 and some directions
Step 3 and some directions
To fix the above, put into a numbered list: This numbered list uses the built in structure and is recognized as a numbered list.
- Some directions
- Some more directions
- The last direction
To apply lists in Canvas, follow these steps: