Headings are used to create an outline, or table of contents, that helps users to navigate the content more efficiently. You can apply the concept of headings in almost every kind of electronic content, including Word documents, on the web, and in Canvas courses.
- Use headings to provide a page structure or outline
- Nest appropriately - do not skip levels
- Use headings to indicate sections of content. Avoid over-using them, especially for links.
Further resources on appropriate use of headings:
- Heading Tags (H1, H2, H3, P) in HTML - Accessibility at Penn State