Pilot HTML Editor Overview

HTML pages, or just “Web pages,” have the potential to be the most accessible content format…if they are made well.

Why Use Pilot’s HTML Editor

Documents you create within Pilot have a number of advantages over documents you create in other formats, such as Microsoft Word.

  1. The editor has an accessibility checker built in.
  2. HTML documents load into the browser quickly.
  3. They support more accessibility options than most other formats.
  4. You can link directly to course quizzes, dropbox folders, discussions, and other tools.
  5. Those links get updated when you import the content into a new course.
  6. You can use a style sheet that gives all your pages a consistent, professional look.
  7. If you change that style sheet, all your pages will change their appearance at once.

Limitations of Pilot’s HTML Editor

In Pilot, you can create and edit straight-forward documents with ease. With the right style sheet, your pages can look attractive and sophisticated.

But if you use a page layout that depends on hidden tags, such as DIVs and semantics, you may need to use a separate HTML editor, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Unfortunately, most content templates you find on the web will be less than ideal for making content in Pilot. You can use them in Pilot, but you will want to edit them outside of Pilot, as you would a Word document.

Pilot Friendly Templates

If you are Wright State faculty and would like a Pilot-friendly template for your course, please contact Jeff Hiles in the Center for Teaching and Learning. He has templates he can customize for your needs.

Video Overview of Pilot’s HTML Editor

Using the HTML Editor for Accessible Document