Making sure your site is structured well will provide a useful foundation that will help ensure that users can easily navigate around and access the content they need. Use the template provided to split your content up into sections such as assessment, reading, announcements and content. A common structure will help students orient themselves within the course sites they are enrolled in. Clear directions and consistency will help students focus and reduce the cognitive load they may experience if they have to navigate a complex site. This should also mean that content is structured logically and can be navigated easily and read by a screen reader. It should also mean that pages will be accessible and easy to move around using only the keyboard.


The standard menu template

When adding content to your pages, make sure text and images are well structured, and different sections are formatted correctly using headings and subheadings. This helps prioritise content correctly for screen readers. 

It is also important to consider how adding additional elements such as folders will complicate the structure of your pages and reduce accessibility. Adding too many folders will make it difficult to traverse between folders and access the content inside. This can be compounded when nesting folders inside other folders:


Poor folder navigation