Download Alternative Files

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    Improved quality of your course files.

    Ally creates files that are accessible and easier to use by all students. Ally works within your online course so it's available right where you need it.

    Accessible files include readable text for screen readers, pictures with captions, and easy-to-navigate content. Ally creates multiple alternatives from the original documents in your course. You can download these alternative formats anywhere that files are used.


    Blackboard Learn

    After finding your course file, select the file menu and select Alternative formats. View a list alternative file options. Alternative formats may vary depending on the file type.

    Choose a version and select Download.

    If this is your first download of a specific file type, a Preparing download notification appears. The download may take multiple minutes to complete.

    After your file downloads, you can open or save the alternative version. You can also return to the original file to get different versions. The instructor's original file always remains in your course, regardless of which alternatives you select.

    Watch a video on downloading alternative formats

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    Video: Ally for Students explains how to download alternative formats in Blackboard Learn.


    Instructure Canvas

    After you found the course file you want to download, select the file menu and select Alternative formats. View a list of file options. Alternative versions may vary depending on the file type.

    Choose a version and select Download.

    If this is your first download of a specific file type, a Preparing download notification appears. The download may take multiple minutes to complete.

    After your file downloads, you can open or save the alternative version. You can also return to the original file to get different versions. The instructor's original file always remains in your course, regardless of which alternatives you select.

    Watch a video on downloading alternative formats

    Video: Download alternative formats in Instructure Canvas


    Moodlerooms and Moodle

    After you found your course file, select the file menu and select Alternative formats. View a list of file options. Alternative formats may vary depending on the file type.

    Choose a version and select Download.

    If this is your first download of a specific file type, a Preparing download notification appears. The download may take multiple minutes to complete.

    After your file downloads, you can open or save the alternative version. You can also return to the original file to get different versions. The instructor's original file always remains in your course, regardless of which alternatives you select.

    Watch a video on downloading alternative formats

    Video: Download alternative formats in Moodlerooms