Accessibility

Navigating Connect using a keyboard

Connect is a learning management system that enables you to access online unit material. Users who navigate the system using a keyboard or assistive technologies that emulate a keyboard can use keyboard shortcuts and other navigation tips to more easily use the learning management system.

Using keyboard navigation

Certain keyboard keys have specific actions you can use to navigate the system

  • Use the Tab key on your keyboard to navigate through the options on a page. Use Shift+Tab to return to a previous option. Connect highlights page elements that you can interact with (such as links, fields, and buttons) as you tab through them, which makes it easier for you to complete tasks and select options.
  • Press Enter or Return to select a link or button.
  • Use the Down Arrow and Up Arrow keys to navigate drop-down lists that have an Apply or Go button to select the option.
  • Use Alt+Down Arrow keys (Windows and Linux) or Options+Down Arrow keys (Mac) to open drop-down lists that do not have an Apply or Go button, and then use Up Arrow, Down Arrow, and Enter keys to select an item from the drop-down list.
  • Use the Enter or Return key to open a menu (such as a context menu, an alert, or the unit selector list). Then, use the Tab or Enter key to select a link.
  • Use the Space Bar to select a check box or radio button option.
  • Use the Down Arrow and Up Arrow keys to change a radio button option.
  • Do not use Alt+F4 to close pop-up windows or pages. This action closes your browser window.

Using browser access keys

Different browsers use different keystroke combinations to activate access key shortcuts:

  • For Internet Explorer 10 or higher: Use Alt + [accesskey] (Windows/Linux), or Control + [Accesskey] (Mac).
  • For Firefox: Use Alt + Shift + [accesskey] (Windows/Linux) or Control + [Accesskey] (Mac).
  • For Chrome: Use Alt + [accesskey] (Windows/Linux), or Control + Option + [Accesskey] (Mac).
  • For Safari: Use Alt + [accesskey] (Windows/Linux), or Control + Option + [Accesskey] (Mac).

Navigating the HTML Editor with a keyboard

There are different keyboard shortcuts that perform different navigation tasks in the HTML Editor:

  • Use the Tab key and Shift + Tab to navigate through the options in the HTML editor.
  • Use the Shift + Arrow keys to highlight content in the main area of the editor.
  • Use the Shift + Alt + Q keys to jump to the top tool menu of the editor.
  • Use the Shift + Alt + Z keys to jump to the main content area of the editor.
  • Use the Shift + Alt + X keys to jump to the element path for the editor.