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Orientation to Ally: Are your course materials accessible?

Build inclusive environments for all student learning styles

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online : Collaborate

During the SP2019 semester, Ally was deployed to courses using Ultra. Ally is available in all courses regardless of course interface starting in SU2019.

Learn about Ally, a new tool to help improve the accessibility of course content in Blackboard. Attend this orientation and demonstration session to see Ally’s powerful file conversion tools for alternative formats. Review the accessibility of your own course materials using the Ally indicator.

Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Review accessibility guidelines.

  • Review key barriers that hinder the accessibility of content.

  • Interpret Ally reports to effectively remediate existing content.

  • Identify and utilize accessibility tools to create more accessible content.

  • Create alternative, more accessible versions of course content.
  • Review Ally's alternative formats available to students.
The webinar will take place in a Blackboard Collaborate virtual conference room. Use the link below to enter the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time:

If this is your first time joining one of our webinars, please review Getting Started Guide. You will also find additional helpful information for using Blackboard Collaborate at our extensive FAQs

For the best viewing experience, we recommend using Chrome or a recent browser update. Webinars are bandwidth intensive, so closing any unnecessary browser tabs will help conserve your bandwidth. After joining the session, please configure your audio

The session will be recorded if two or more people attend and the link will be distributed to everyone who registered.

For more information about Ally at UMBC, please see this announcement and the FAQ collection.