View alternative file formats

Your institution controls which tools are available.

Each student has unique learning abilities and preferences. When your instructor provides more accessible content, each individual can choose formats that work best for them. If your institution uses Blackboard Ally, instructors can use the tool to help ensure course content is accessible to every student.

After your instructor attaches files to a course, Ally creates alternative formats of the file based on the original. For example, if the original file is a PDF, Ally creates audio, electronic braille, and ePub formats of the same content. These formats are made available with the original file so everything is in one convenient location.

The alternative formats created depend on the original file type. If you don't see an option to download alternative formats, Ally isn’t enabled for that course or the file isn't a supported content type.

Find a file in your course. Select the Alternative Formats download icon. Choose the version that is best for your needs! Select Download to save the alternative format to your device.

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