For Faculty

Goal: Increase accessibility in MSU Courses as evidenced by Bb Ally scores

How can Blackboard Ally help?

Ally works seamlessly with Blackboard Learn. 
  • integrates seamlessly with Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Open LMS, Instructure Canvas, and Self-hosted Moodle
  • Automatically checks course materials against WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
  • Provides students with accessible alternative formats such as audio and electronic braille
  • Delivers guidance to instructors to improve the accessibility of their course content

In addition, Ally automatically creates alternative versions of your files. This allows students to choose the type of file that best fits their needs. 


Getting Started in Ally

Ally Communication Kit 

This "Communication Kit" is designed to facilitate the addition of Ally to your courses. It includes the following:

  1. An example email message/Announcement that you can tweak and send to your students
  2. An optional statement to include in your syllabi about Ally
  3. Suggestions on how to support student use of Ally
  4. Bb Course Menu suggestions
  5. Communication Kit (entire kit in one download)

Training Links and Videos

Other Ways to Support Accessibility in Your Courses