Where do I find Ally in my course?

Posted: August 14, 2020 at 10:12 pm, Last Updated: August 14, 2020 at 11:57 pm

Ally flags all images and/or documents (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, and PDF) that have been uploaded to your Blackboard course with an Accessibility score.

green, orange, and red accessibility score icons show to the left of the image or document

NOTE: Ally has been turned on by default for all Fall 2020 courses. If you do not see Accessibility Score icons to the left of any of your files, it is possible that Ally is not activated in your course.

To make sure Ally is activated in your course, do the following:

  • Open your Blackboard Course.
  • In the Course Management section, click on Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability.
  • In the Tool Availability table, make sure the Available checkboxes next to Accessibility Report and Ally are checked.
  • Click the Submit button.

You should now see the Accessibility Score icons in your course. If you are still having issues, please contact the ATI Office.

Write to Korey Singleton at ksinglet@gmu.edu