Following a yearlong pilot, Blackboard Ally for Canvas is
now available in all Canvas courses.
On Aug. 16, Ally for Canvas was enabled for all past and
current courses in Canvas. Ally improves and enhances awareness of digital
accessibility in Case Western Reserve University’s Canvas courses.
As an accessibility tool, Ally has multiple functions.
First, it provides an accessibility checker for faculty by scanning Canvas
course site files and rating them with an accessibility score. The score, only
visible to faculty, is a small gauge next to the file name that opens to reveal
specific accessibility issues and how to address them.