Created by: Katie Ostdiek and Janel Heitz
This asynchronous training is intended for all faculty, adjuncts, and staff that teach in Blackboard or make documents for student use. It consists of two parts. The first part provides a brief overview of Ally, its purpose and functionality in Blackboard, and how to recognize and interpret alerts. The second part focuses on practical steps you can take to respond to Ally alerts and make your course content more accessible (e.g., alt text, headings, tables, etc.). Upon completion of this training, you should be able to improve your ally course accessibility score to meet the 90% goal.
The tool used for this project is best for asynchronous trainings separate from Bb, as it has integration limitations.
The Ally course accessibility report is available in all courses, and instructors can view their accessibility report by selecting course tools on the left navigation. The accessibility report provides an accessibility score for each course and identifies course items with accessibility issues. Each issue that is flagged includes an explanation of what the issue is, why it is important, and step-by-step directions on how to fix the issue.
Training Link: Ally Training: Getting to Green