Ally

About ALLY

To support UTA’s ongoing commitment to providing an inclusive and accessible learning environment for all students, a tool called Ally has been made available in all Canvas courses.

Students

Ally allows users to download Canvas course files in different formats, such as audio or html, allowing users to choose a version of the file most appropriate for their device and need. Simply click the download icon next to course files in Canvas and select “Alternative Formats."

Watch this video for a quick demonstration. For a complete description of the Alternative Formats available, refer to this guide. For help with Ally, visit “Ally Help for Students.”

Instructors

Ally will scan a course in Canvas and provide guidance to instructors on how to improve and correct accessibility issues with their digital course content. Ally will also automatically generate “alternative formats” of course files and make them available to instructors and students. This allows all users to choose a version of the file most appropriate for their device and need.

Guides and Resources

ALLY Basics

ALLY Help for Instructors

Accessibility Checklist

Accessibility Indicators