Digital Course Content Checklist

Quick Checklist for Digital Course Content

File Setup


  • Does the document utilize recommended fonts (i.e., Times New Roman, Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, or Calibri)?
  • Are heading styles organized in a hierarchal and logical fashion, with consecutive headings (i.e., no missing heading levels)?
  • Is the list style being used, as opposed to manually typed characters (e.g. Hyphens, numbers, or graphics)?
  • Is content clear and concise?
  • Is all document text logical in Outline View?
  • Do all URLs contain descriptive hyperlinks (i.e., avoid generic phrases like "click here"; instead, use phrases that let users know about the content of the linked page prior to selecting it)?
  • Is the color contrast ratio between foreground text and background color sufficient?
  • Is a table of contents (TOC) present in documents and/or course pages, are the links correct, and do they function correctly?



  • Do all data tables in the document have designated row and/or column headers in table properties?
  • Does the table have a summary or description?


  • If a video—Does the video or animation contain synchronized captioning?
  • If a sound file—Does the sound file have a matching transcript file?
  • If an animation—Does the animation have a text equivalent?

Accessibility Check