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Report formats and types

Download or email these reports to others from the Reports page. When creating a report, you’ll select the report format and then type. In this article, you’ll see what each report format and type look like. 

Tip: HTML and PDF reports have the same information. The only difference is that HTML reports are open as an HTML webpage and PDF reports are PDF files.

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Format: Email overview, Type: Page summary 

The default report is the Email Overview Page summary. It is an email-only report that gives a quick view into an account or course’s accessibility with the following: 

  • Error per content block: Divides the total amount of errors by how many content blocks are included in the report to give you an average of how many errors there are per every content block.
  • Content blocks: Content blocks include pages, syllabi, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and announcements, so this is how many content blocks are included in the report.
  • Total errors: The total number of errors in the course or in the account.
  • Total alerts: The total number of alerts in the course or in the account.
  • Two most common errors: The two errors that happen the most in the course or account.

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Format: Email overview, Type: Result summary (customizable) 

The Email overview Result summary is a customizable, email-only report. When it isn’t configured, or customized, it lists the top 10 accessibility errors and alerts that are found across the course or account. 

Jump to Customize Email overview result summary and HTML or PDF result detail reports to learn how to configure this report.

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Format: HTML or PDF, Type: Summary 

The HTML or PDF Summary report gives an overview of how many content blocks, errors, alerts, and contrast errors there are. It also lists the most common errors.

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Format: HTML or PDF, Type: Page Detail 

The HTML or PDF Page Detail report starts with an overview of how many content blocks, errors, alerts, and contrast errors there are. It then lists the most common errors.

After the most common errors, it lists every content block and its accessibility results.

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Format: HTML or PDF, Type: Result Detail (customizable) 

The HTML of PDF Result Detail report starts with an overview of how many content blocks, errors, alerts, and contrast errors there are.

Next, it lists all the included results in the report. Then, every result detail, which includes what the result means and how to fix it, is listed with the content blocks it’s on.

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Format: CSV, Type: Summary, Page detail, or Result detail Customize 

There are three types of CSV reports:

  • Summary – creates three separate .csv files for Most Common Errors, Overview, and Course or Account Summary. 
  • Course Detail – creates at least three separate .csv files for Most Common Errors, Overview, Courses Summary, and a Content Block Summary.
  • Result Detail – creates several .csv files. They are Included Results, Included Courses, and a .csv file for each accessibility result. If the accessibility result occurs in a content block, the content block and HTML will show.

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Customize email overview result summary and HTML or PDF result detail reports

You can customize email overview result summary, HTML result detail, or PDF result detail reports by selecting Configure Results.

In the Configure results widget, select pre-configured presets. When you’re in the widget, you’ll see exactly which results are automatically selected for each preset in the result type list below the search. The presets include:

  • Errors and Alerts – this default preset includes all results within the Errors, Contrast Errors, and Alerts categories.
  • Images – includes all image-related results from all categories.
  • Headings – includes all headings-related results from all categories
  • WCAG level A Errors and Alerts – includes all errors and alerts that need to be fixed under WCAG level A.
  • WCAG level AA Errors and Alerts –  includes all errors and alerts that need to be fixed under WCAG level AA.
  • All – includes all results from all categories
  • Custom – This option lets you pick any results from the list. For example, if you wanted a summary of only contrast errors, use this preset and then use the filter to search for and select contrast errors.

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