See how digital course content at your institution is performing by course and by term. This table shows you all courses at your institution with accessibility issues.

Deleted courses are not included.

For each course, you see the course ID and name, the number of students enrolled and impacted by issues in the course, the number of items in the course with an issue, and the accessibility score for the course.

You can search for a specific course or select the term menu to see course performance in a different term.

Export the courses report or select a course for more details.


Individual course report

From the individual course report, you can see the number of students enrolled in the course, total content created, the overall accessibility score, and accessibility issues in the course.

Select Export course to download the individual course report. Select an item to see the item in question. Select Go to course to visit the course homepage and use Ally instructor feedback to improve the accessibility of the item.

More on how instructors can improve file accessibility


Total content created

In the Total content created report, color represents different content types. Point to a content type to see the total number created and an accessibility score for that type.

Screen reader users can press Tab to move through the hidden Total content created table.


Overall accessibility score

See a comparison of the overall accessibility score before and after improvements are made to items in the course. All items receive an initial accessibility score before anything is done by or in Ally to improve it. This is “Without Ally”. As improvements are made, the accessibility score of content updates. This updated score is “With Ally”.

The higher the score the better your content is performing.


Accessibility issues

See a list of accessibility issues found in the course. Issues are listed in order of priority from severe to minor. Those at the top of the list should be addressed first. Ally looks at the number of students impacted, how often the issue occurs, and the accessibility score to determine the priority. Select Severe, Major, or Minor to sort the issues by severity.

  • Severe. These issues are the greatest risk to accessibility and require the most attention.
  • Major. These issues impact accessibility, and while not severe, require attention.
  • Minor. These issues should be considered for a better accessibility score.

At-a-glance you can determine basic information for each issue.

  • Content type
  • Accessibility issue
  • Severity
  • Total number of content with the issue

Select an issue to see a full description of the issue and the items impacted. See the number of students enrolled in the course and a list of items with the accessibility issue.

Select Back to course to return to the course report. Select an item to see the item in question. Select Go to course to visit the course homepage and use Ally instructor feedback to improve the accessibility of the item.

More on how instructors can improve file accessibility


Improve an item's accessibility

Go to the institutional report in your LMS. 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.

More on the scores and improving item accessibility