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Totara User's Guide

Text and Color

Information that is important can be emphasized in a variety of ways, without relying solely on color or other font styles for the emphasis.

Improper use of color:

Activities (Required activities are marked red): Introductions, Forum, Assessment, Feedback.

Proper use of color:

Course Activities: Introductions, Forum, Assessment (Required), Feedback (Required).

If you want learners to pay special attention to a particular sentence in a paragraph, use spacing to make that sentence a separate paragraph and set it apart with a word like important, even adding an exclamation point at the end for additional emphasis. The red will still provide a strong visual cue, but all learners, including those learners who are color blind or use assistive technology, will receive equivalent information.


Example:

Important: Seminar will meet in person on March 4th only!