Meet Blackboard Ally

Accessible Content Is Better Content

Blackboard Ally allows students to download alternative formats of your course content and makes it easier for you to see what elements of your course need modifications to improve accessibility. Learn more about what Ally can do below!

What Does Ally Do?

Learn about the features of Ally that can help you improve your course accessbility.

Remediate Course Content

Ally can help you make changes to your course content that will improve its overall accessibility.

Alternative Formats

Students in your courses can download alternative formats of course content, including audio recordings and accessible PDFs.  

Accessibility Meter

Ally will give your course content an accessibility score, letting you see how accessible or inaccessible elements of your course are for students.

How Are Students and Faculty Using Ally?

While Ally was operational in Summer of 2019, most students and faculty weren’t really aware of it and usage was low. As such, the Fall term was our first full term of use, and we were able to pull a lot of really interesting data from that experience.

The good news? Our Ally usage was great! Students downloaded thousands of files and faculty made hundreds of course materials more accessible.

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