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Information for Staff

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally is a product which integrates into the NILE platform to enable module tutors to make their digital content more accessible. Blackboard Ally provides students with the choice and flexibility to access online content in a format which suits them. Blackboard Ally is easy to use, it is available in every module site and provides module tutors with quick fixes, inline guidance on how to make content more accessible and a full report on the overall accessibility of a module.

The Ally tool provides simple introductions on how it can support more accessible content, so we would encourage staff to explore its features, as well as seek support and advice from the Learning Technology team.

Module-Level Ally report

Blackboard Ally also provides Instructors with module-level accessibility reports which provide an overview of the module as well as the ability to drill down into specific content items.

Select the Books and Tools menu to access your module report.

Choose if you want to look at an overall summary of your module accessibility, or select Content with the easiest issues to fix to begin improving the accessibility of your content.

If you require assistance with NILE, please contact LearnTech Support using the NILE Enquiry Form

If you require assistance with PebblePad, please contact PebblePad Support using the PebblePad Contact Form