What is Ally?
Ally is a tool in Blackboard to help instructors make their content more accessible. Your class is full of diverse students with unique learning abilities, needs and devices. Course content created with this in mind can benefit not only students with disclosed disabilities such as visual impairments and dyslexia, but improve the learning experience for all of students.
Ally for All Courses in Blackboard July 1, 2022
Concordia supports course content accessibility with Ally, a tool inside Blackboard. Ally automatically creates alternative formats of documents (such as an audio file of a document) and informs instructors how to improve course content to make it more accessible. This tool benefits not only students with documented accessibility needs receiving accommodations through the ARC, but benefits all students. CELT and Blackboard Support are planning to activate Ally for all courses July 1, 2022.
Resources for Students
- Video introduction of Ally
- Choosing the alternative format that works best for you (video)
- More about alternative formats in Ally (web page)
- Student FAQs about Ally (web page)
How to Get Help
For help with using Ally contact the IT Help Desk at 262-243-4357 or email@example.com.