Blackboard Ally

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Blackboard Ally (or simply just ‘Ally’) is a tool which allows you to download alternative formats for common documents to make learning resources more accessible. Files uploaded to Blackboard* are automatically given an Ally icon (looks like an ‘A‘ with an arrow next to it) to the right of the file name, clicking on this opens the alternative format download options.

* currently available in 2021-22, 2020-21 and 2019-20 Blackboard courses, for items created using the in-built text editor and for files uploaded as PDF, Word, PowerPoint, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, and HTML.

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