Valuable resources that help drive student success are just a click away with Blackboard Assist!

Blackboard Assist is a central hub for both online and on-campus resources meant to drive student success. Your students can try out any of the listed service easily and subscribe to the services that best suit their needs.

Assist is available for SaaS deployments only.

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Try out services!

Each service, institutional and featured, allows you to try out the service directly from the Blackboard Assist page in Learn. Institutional services are offered by your institution. Partner services are offered by institution partners or third-party vendors. Featured services are highlighted by your institution and can be institutional or third-party vendors.

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Your institution can highlight two Featured Services. All other services are listed below the featured services. Each service includes the service title, a description of the service, and a service category. Institutional services are highlighted with your institution logo.

Some services require you to create an account to use the service. Select Try it out to preview the service without an account. If you create an account in the service, you can still access it through the Assist page.

Ally File Transformer in Blackboard Assist (North America availability)

The Ally File Transformer helps students to personalize their learning experience. It can convert files into alternative formats that better fit their needs, devices, and learning preferences.

  • Available at no cost with Blackboard Assist enabled. An Ally license is not required.
  • It converts files to alternative, more accessible formats including HTML, ePub, electronic braille, audio, or BeeLine reader. Also, to a PDF that’s undergone optical character recognition (OCR).
  • For institutions licensing Ally, the Ally File Transformer allows students to convert their own files, or files they've found via research or project work.
  • The Ally File Transformer comes automatically with Blackboard Assist. There is an option to turn it off, if preferred, in the Administrator Panel > Partner Cloud Settings.
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