To support UTA’s ongoing commitment to providing an inclusive and accessible learning environment for all students, a new tool called Ally has been made available in all Canvas courses.
Ally allows users to download Canvas course files in different formats, such 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.
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.
Faculty Training & Resources
See below for instructor resources including training videos, guides, and Ally help.
UTA’s Center for Distance Education hosts monthly Ally training for instructors. Visit the CDE Training website for information about scheduled Ally trainings.
Canvas course for faculty. Accessibility in Your Course
Email the UTA Ally project team, firstname.lastname@example.org.