Accessible course content


Follow Style Guide for Accessible Design in Moodle

Use Ally for Moodle that automatically checks accessibility in course materials.

Moodle- giving students extended test time
Instructors modify the test time through Moodle. Students notify their instructors and request testing accommodations. 
View User Overrides (Extensions) for Quizzes  (PDF) (Word)

Moodle - giving students extended deadlines
Instructors modify the deadlines through Moodle. Students notify their instructors and request deadline accommodations.
View User Overrides (Extensions) for Assignments   (PDF) (Word)  

Contact UMOnline Technical Support Team for Moodle: 
Email or call 406-243-4999.

Accessible Videos


To ensure the videos you produce or post at the University of Montana, the media should have accurate captions. 

Captions automatically generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI) may not be accurate. You want to check and edit auto-generated captions before you post the video online. Learn more about bad captions.

Points of Contact for help

  • For any UM faculty and staff. IT Accessible Technology Services (ATS). Submit a service request through UM Solutions Center Service Catalog
  • For instructors whose students with disabilities require captioned media. Office for Disability Equity. Email Denise May, Lead Sign Language Interpreter, at

Prior to the semester, we send an email notice to instructors informing that Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing students have registered for their courses. When you receive the notice, you can use our support to make your media captioned. 

Audio Description

Audio description provides a narrative description of essential visual information. We support instructors whose students require audio description as an accommodation. Email Denise May, Lead Sign Language Interpreter, at

Accessible Documents

When creating content, in HTML, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or another electronic format, incorporate the following essential issues for accessibility:

  • Page structure - use headings
  • Images - use alternate text to images
  • Use lists
  • Use self-describing links  

Explore UM Accessibility Creating Accessible Documents. 

UM OCR Converter
The Information Technology offers the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) document converter service to convert image-based PDFs to text-based Word documents.