Annual EIT Training

The University of Cincinnati’s annual EIT Accessibility training must be completed by October 1, 2020

The university’s EIT Accessibility Policy states that all agents of the university, including faculty and staff, who create or contribute to the creation or procurement of websites, software, applications, electronic course content, or the content provided in any of these, must complete annual EIT Accessibility training. Completing this training not only fulfills a compliance requirement but also provides the UC community with the necessary baseline understanding of creating accessible course materials, websites and other electronic content and systems for persons with disabilities, an act which is critical in the university’s ability to fulfill the mandate of the Americans with Disabilities Act that no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefit of services, programs, or activities of the university.

About the Course

The annual accessibility compliance training is delivered in Canvas and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. In order to complete the training, you must pass three knowledge checks embedded in the course, however, it does not have to be completed in one setting.

To access the course, log into Canvas through the Canopy portal, and select Courses on the left navigation.  Select the 2020 EIT Accessibility Annual Training to begin the course. If you do not see the course listed, select the "All Courses" option at the bottom of the drop down menu, and a list of all of the Canvas courses you are enrolled in will appear. Employees are enrolled in the course based on eligibility of course requirements; if you are not enrolled and would like to be, or believe you should be, please contact the Office of Institutional Accessibility. For technical assistance with the course, start a Canopy support chat.

Who Should Take the Course?

As stated in the EIT Accessibility Policy, all agents of the university, including faculty and staff, who create or contribute to the creation or procurement of websites, software, applications, electronic course content, or the content provided in any of these, must complete the annual EIT Accessibility training course. These agents include:

  • Faculty members who use Canvas or any online systems or materials for teaching and learning 
  • Staff members who create any content or resources for or in Canvas to support faculty 
  • All faculty, staff or students who are web authors, and/or content contributors to a UC or UC-affiliated website, mobile app, or the UC intranet Bearcats Landing
  • Faculty and staff who distribute UC-affiliated communications using systems such as Success Factors or Catalyst or through email distribution methods, like listservs or newsletter software
  • All faculty and staff who create or utilize multi-media content presented through channels like YouTube, or used for university events or in trainings
  • Faculty and staff who are involved in the selection, purchasing, and/or management of third party software or systems, either centrally or within units
  • IT Staff (central and distributed) who support implementation of third party systems or who develop or create apps or other software for use at UC

If you have questions about the requirements for this course, please contact the university’s EIT Accessibility Coordinator.

Verifying Your Course Completion

If you want to check to see if you have completed the training, , log into Canvas through the Canopy portal, and select the 2020 EIT Accessibility Annual Training course. Select Grades on the left navigation menu.  If you have completed the course you will have earned 50 points on all three Knowledge Checks for a total of 150 points.  If you do not have a total of 150 points in the Grades section of Canvas, you have not completed the course, and need to return to the Modules tab in the navigation to complete the Knowledge Checks.  The course completion deadline is October 1, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Accessibility.