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Follow logical hierarchy with only 1 H1
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Comment from ISU:
Heading structure on any given page should only contain one H1 (first heading of page - main idea of page/site)
Other headings should follow in logical hierarchy, not skipping levels. This is also true of hidden headings.
Globally at least three H1s exist on every page typically used to denote the Sites List, Tools List, and the Content Area. As mentioned above best practice suggests that each page should have only one H1 to cover the main idea or content of the page. The Sites list and the tools list are separate navigation areas and used as such.
According to WEBAIM there is an "Exception for fixed page sections
In fixed sections of the page, for example in sidebars, the heading ranks should not change depending on the ranks in the content area. In those cases, consistency across pages is more important." So because the multiple H1s are consistant across Sakai's naviagtion sections, we could choose to leave those as is. This being said, in the content areas, we should improve, add, or maintain the proper nested heading structure to assist in search and navigation of page content. Maintaining a consistant experience is important across the Sakai Platform.