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NILE & Other Technology Guides

Information for Students

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally is a product which integrates into the NILE platform to enable module tutors to make their digital content more accessible to you. Blackboard Ally provides you with the choice and flexibility to access online content in a format which suits you. 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. Accessible content is essential for your learning journey so make sure you access the content in a way which supports you.

Click the document description to download it in its original format or select the Ally icon beside the document name to choose an alternative format.

The Ally icon beside a NILE content item

Select an alternative format from the available options in the pop-out menu and select the Download button.

The screen to select an alternative format

If this format you've chosen has not been previously selected by another student the new format may take a few minutes to be generated.

Screenshot confirming a new format may take a few minutes to generate.

The alternative format will be downloaded to the Downloads folder of your computer.

If the document is not as accessible as you need then contact your module tutor and explain what you need.

Should you require urgent assistance with NILE, please contact the LearnTech Support Helpdesk via the online contact form