Blackboard Ally (Faculty): Overview

This document provides an overview of Blackboard Ally.

Blackboard Ally is a tool that helps improve the overall accessibility of online course material.  

On the student end, Blackboard Ally provides alternative formats for faculty-uploaded content. For example, students can download a text document as an audio file, a scanned PDF as a text file, or a Word document as an HTML page. 

On the faculty end, Blackboard Ally uses a stoplight indicator approach to point out where document formatting can be modified to improve accessibility. For example, if a red indicator appears next to an uploaded file, faculty can click the indicator to learn more about the warning and how to fix it. 

For additional information, please watch the overview video, visit the links below, or download the Blackboard Ally guide:  


Blackboard Ally website

Student Experience Video (:45 s)  

Instructor Experience Video (1:28 m)

WCAG 2.0 Web Accessibility Guidelines

See Also:

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Owner:Center I.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2018-03-29 08:51 CSTUpdated:2020-11-09 09:33 CST
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