Ally for Students
Ally provides alternative formats to your online course content so you can engage with your classes in the way you learn. These formats are made available with the original file, so everything is in one convenient location. For more information, watch the Alternative Formats for Students video or reference the Alternative Formats table below to figure out which format will work for you.
Do I need accommodations to use Blackboards alternative formats?
No, Alternative Formats in Blackboard are on demand and available to all users in all courses.
How much time will it take to download an alternative format?
Alternative versions take 1-2 minutes to generate when first requested and are immediately available after that, so you can access them on demand, any time.
How do people use each of the alternate format options?
Options are helpful for most people. Ally provides options to consume your content in a variety of alternative formats. If you would like to learn more about how each format can support your learning need, please look over the "Which Format Should I Use" table below or visit Blackboards Alternative Formats webpage.
Does Ally produce quality alternate formats? What do I do if Ally produces a low-quality alternate format?
Ally produces high quality alternate versions. However, the quality of the conversion is dependent upon the quality of the source file. If the source file is low-quality (is crooked, has handwriting, has highlights, has text cut off, has poor contrast, etc.), Ally will produce a lower-quality alternate format. If you encounter this, please contact your instructor to let them know.
Where do I find additional resources, guidance, and support?
We anticipate you may have questions, or want more support. Please first choose the HELP link in the Alternate Formats panel, as that will direct you to the website specifically created for students. Or refer to Ally for LMS Help for Students for assistance. If you have specific questions, please submit a ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*You might not see every alternative format in your list of choices to download. The formats generated depend on the original file uploaded. The speed of the download depends on a number of factors including file size and internet speed. It should take approximately 30 seconds to 2 minutes to download.
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