Monitor and improve course accessibility at your institution with Blackboard Ally.

Blackboard Ally is a tool that seamlessly integrates with your Learning Management System (LMS) to provide insight into your institution's accessibility. With Blackboard Ally, you can:

  • Gain an understanding of your institution's accessibility performance
  • Proactively tackle accessibility and target both instructors and content
  • View accessibility trends and detailed graphs to monitor improvement

What's New in Ally?

Accessibility in Ally


Set up Ally in Blackboard Learn

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Ally institutional report

Blackboard Ally provides administrators with an institution-wide course content accessibility report that allows for deep insight and understanding into how the institution is performing and evolving from a course content accessibility point of view. This report helps track progress and can help highlight problem areas and identify initiatives that can further help improve accessibility at the institution.

You can find the Ally institution report on the administrator panel. Under Tools and Utilities, select Ally Report.

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Accessibility scores

Ally provides scores to measure the accessibility of content. Accessibility scores are determined by the severity of issues in each digital file. 

Once instructors locate the accessibility score for a piece of content, they can begin to explore accessibility issues and improve the content to raise the score. Accessible content is important for all audiences, and Ally gives your institution the tools to understand common issues and improve content.

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Improve accessibility scores

Ally provides you detailed feedback and support to help you become an accessibility pro. Learn about accessibility issues, why they matter, and how to fix them. Green is the goal!

Go to the institutional report in the Administrator Panel. From the Accessibility issues table, find a specific content item in a course with an accessibility issue. Select the content item's accessibility score indicator to open the feedback panel.

This feature is disabled by default. Submit a request on Behind The Blackboard to have it turned on. This feature is only available when accessing the institutional report from the LMS and not when using the direct access URL.

Ally-ikoner for tilgjengelighetsresultater

Resultatene går fra Dårlig til Perfekt. Jo høyere resultatet er, desto færre problemer er funnet.

  • Dårlig (0–33 %): Trenger hjelp! Det finnes alvorlige tilgjengelighetsproblemer.
  • Middels (34–66 %): Litt bedre. Filen er til en viss grad tilgjengelig, men bør forbedres.
  • God (67–99 %): Nesten. Filen er tilgjengelig, men det er fortsatt mulig å gjøre forbedringer.
  • Perfekt (100 %): Perfekt! Ally fant ingen tilgjengelighetsproblemer, men det kan fortsatt hende det er mulig å gjøre forbedringer.

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Alternative formats

Ally creates alternative formats of course files based on the original. These formats are made available with the original file so students can find everything in one convenient location.

You don’t need to do anything. The alternative formats are created for you. If you want, you can disable alternative formats for any individual content item for whatever reason.

Go to a course and open the menu beside a file. Select Alternative formats to see the different formats available and to disable them.

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FAQs

Vanlige spørsmål fra administratorer om Ally og Bb Learn

Hvilke Blackboard Learn-versjoner har støtte for Ally?

Blackboard Ally støttes i Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 CU3 og nyere. Den er også tilgjengelig for Learn SaaS i både Original- og Ultra-emnevisningen.

Solaris som er lagret på egne servere, støttes ikke.

Kan du gi vurdering til innhold i Mitt innhold i Blackboard Learn før innholdet brukes i et emne?

Ally vurderer bare innhold som brukes i emner. Ubrukt innhold kan forvrenge institusjonsrapporten og inkluderes ikke.

Du kan laste opp innhold til en skjult mappe i et emne hvis underviserne vil komme med tilgjengelighetsoppdateringer før de gjør innholdet tilgjengelig.

Skanner Ally alt innhold i Mitt innhold?

For øyeblikket skanner Ally bare elementer som er lagt ved i selve emnet. Det betyr at rapporteringen bare inkluderer elementer studenten har tilgang til. Ubrukt innhold inkluderes ikke.