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Blackboard | Add and Install the Digital Accessibility Tool in Original Courses

YuJa Panorama is a digital accessibility platform that is installed in a browser and connected to Blackboard so that instructors are provided with accessibility scores for their course content, and students can choose to see content in different formats for easier access.

About YuJa Panorama

YuJa Panorama is a digital accessibility platform that can be installed in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers and connected to Blackboard to provide accessibility scores and reports for course content to instructors.

Add YuJa Panorama to the Course Menu

To be able to access and install YuJa Panorama in the browsers and courses, instructors must create a Tool Link in the menu of a Blackboard course.

If there is not a current item in the course menu labelled “Accessibility Tool”, instructors will need to add it to the course menu by completing the steps listed below.

  • Navigate to the plus sign in a circle icon at the top of the course menu (1)
  • Select Tool Link (2)
A screenshot of a Blackboard Original course with one blue arrow pointing to the icon of a plus sign in a circle and a second blue arrow pointing to the option in the drop-down menu to add a Tool Link to the course menu.
  • Enter Accessibility Tool as the Tool Link’s Name (3)
  • Open the Type drop-down list
  • From the list, select Panorama (4)
  • Select the “Available to Users” checkbox (5) to display the tool in the course menu
  • Click submit (6)
  • Move the added tool link to the Bb Student Tools content section
A screenshot of the Add Tool Link options box in a Blackboard Original course with blue arrows pointing to the Name of the tool link, the Type of tool link, the checkbox to make the tool link available to course users, and finally an arrow on the submit button to create the tool link.
A screenshot of the course menu of a Blackboard Original course with a blue arrow pointing to the Bb Student Tools section of the course, which is where the Accessibility Tool link should be moved once it is created.

Install the YuJa Panorama Browser Extension

YuJa Panorama recommends only installing the browser extension on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers for best performance.

As an instructor, if YuJa Panorama has not already been installed in the browser, complete the steps listed below to install, activate, and use YuJa Panorama to evaluate the accessibility of course content.

  • Open a Blackboard course
  • In the course menu, click the “Accessibility Tool” link
  • In the new tab that opens, complete the three steps from YuJa Panorama to complete the installation and connection of the tool:
A screenshot of the steps from YuJa Panorama for installing the browser extension to the browser, connecting it to the Blackboard course, and enabling it to begin enhancing the accessibility of the LMS.
  1. Click the provided link to install the Panorama Browser Extension
  2. After installation of the browser extension is complete, click the provided button to connect the Browser Extension
  3. Receive the successfully connected message from Panorama before returning the the Blackboard course
A screenshot of the success screen users receive once the Panorama Browser Extension has been successfully connected to the browser and Blackboard.

Once the success message “Successfully connected to Panorama Browser Extension” appears, YuJa Panorama will be active in the browser, but the tool will need time to evaluate and process the content in the courses before it generates an accessibility assessment and alternative formats view.

Use YuJa Panorama to Improve Course Content

As the accessibility assessment of courses and course content becomes available, an icon of a person inside a circle will appear next to course content that has been analyzed by Panorama.

A screenshot of a module folder in a Blackboard Original course with a blue arrow pointing to the icon of a person inside of a circle next to a content item that indicates that YuJa Panorama is evaluating the accessibility of that content, providing an accessibility report, and options for alternative formats.

Clicking this icon opens the accessibility report and score for the selected content and provides a list of the different formats that Panorama can convert the content into. More information on understanding accessibility reports and improving accessibility scores is available here.

A screenshot of the Alternative Formats Menu from YuJa Panorama of a content item in a Blackboard course.

For assistance with adding the course link or installing the browser extension, contact the CSU Pueblo IT Help Desk https://www.csupueblo.edu/information-technology/index.html

For assistance with using YuJa Panorama to evaluate and improve course content, contact the YuJa Panorama User Support Team https://www.yuja.com/support/

Getting Started with Panorama for Instructors in Blackboard https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/5531165957527-Getting-Started-with-Panorama-for-Instructors-in-Blackboard

Understanding Accessibility Reports https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/5531165957527-Getting-Started-with-Panorama-for-Instructors-in-Blackboard#h_01HHMVWNGGNVQPXHCWYK73K88M

Improving the Accessibility Score https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/5531165957527-Getting-Started-with-Panorama-for-Instructors-in-Blackboard#h_01HHMVWNGG6K83943JAXD8771W

YuJa Panorama Website https://www.yuja.com/panorama/

Updated on March 18, 2024

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