Blackboard Ally

Let Ally Create an Accessible Learning Environment for You!
Now Available in All Spring 2018 Blackboard Course Shells

Ally is a Blackboard built-in tool to help instructors enhance the usability and accessibility of their course documents. Ally automatically evaluates documents that are uploaded to Blackboard and provides an accessibility score for each file. For files that don’t align with the accessibility guidelines, Ally provides the steps needed to improve the accessibility of the document. Alternative accessible file formats (HTML, PDF, ePub, Electronic Braille, Audio MP3) are then generates for students to download.

Ally Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday 12:30 – 1:30 PM (C208): 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13
  • Wednesday 12:30 – 1:30 PM (C208): 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21
  • Friday: 12:30 – 1:30 PM (LH308): 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Register for one of the information sessions to learn more about Blackboard Ally and how it will benefits instructors and help make content accessible to more students. If you are unable to attend any of the information sessions, please email

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