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Creating accessible course materials can ensure that students are able to fully engage with your course. In this session, you will learn how to leverage Ally, an integrated accessibility tool in bCourses, to make your bCourses content more accessible.

Ally is an integrated accessibility tool in bCourses that provides:

  • Alternative formats of instructor-uploaded digital course content, that optimizes compatibility with mobile devices, screen readers, and other assistive technologies.
  • Interactive guidance on how instructors can make course content more accessible

Benefits for Students: Using Ally, students can convert files and course content into alternative formats such as BeeLine Reader, EPUB, Electronic Braille, Immersive Reader, PDF, HTML, MP3 (audio), and foreign language translations.

Benefits for Instructors: The Ally tool assigns visual indicators next to course materials, so instructors can see accessibility scores (students do not see these indicators).  Guidance is also provided on how to create more accessible course content.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Download alternative formats provided by Ally
  • Interact with Ally scores and review suggested fixes
  • Enable the Ally Course Accessibility Report
  • Use the WYSIWYG Instructor Feedback tool
  • Identify where to receive assistance to improve scores

This session will run for 30 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes reserved for questions. This session will be held via Zoom. Please register to get the Zoom link.

➡️ Register for this event here!⬅️

***Registration for this session will close one hour before the session***

Date & Time

Date:
January 29, 2024
Time:
1:15pm - 2:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

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Event Details

Organizer

Research, Teaching & Learning

Event Category

Event Categories:
Professional Development Events