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
Reaching all Learners with Ally, a 5-week crash course to help faculty and instructors become familiar with Ally, begins Monday, February 10th, 2020. Register here for Ally crash course!
CDE Ally webinars and on-campus training. Register here for on-campus training!
Canvas course for faculty. Accessibility in Your Course
Specialized College and/or Departmental Ally training is available by request. Email requests to email@example.com.
Email the UTA Ally project team, firstname.lastname@example.org.