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Ally for Instructors

Ally is now installed in all Canvas courses and available for Canvas users, instructors and students!

Accessible content is better content

Your class is full of diverse students with unique learning abilities. Providing them with more accessible original content means they can choose formats that work best for them: HTML for improved reading on mobile phones, Electronic Braille for the visually impaired, and Audio for learning on the go. Ally automatically scans your original content, and performs a series of steps to make them more accessible.

Alternative Formats

This is the ultimate for student success!

Ally automatically generates “Alternative Formats” for all your course files, and makes them available for download to you and your students. Different types of formats are offered based on the items on the Canvas page. Your original file will not be affected by the alternative formats.

Ally Indicators

Ally integrates with Canvas, and provides feedback within your course workflow. Log-in to your course site, and you will find the Ally indicators next to files or content. If you have no course files yet, upload one, and an indicator will appear next to the file name. Click the indicator to view your accessibility feedback. Follow along step-by-step to improve your original file.

Ally indicators include needs help, a little better, almost there, and perfect

Below is a quick example of how Ally’s feedback helps you to improve your course content.

Shows how one can click on the indicator, read the feedback, improve their file and then increase their score

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