Ally

Ally

Ally helps institutions build a more inclusive learning environment and improve the student experience by helping them take clear control of course content with usability, accessibility and quality in mind.

York St John is in the process of integrating Ally into Moodle as part of the Moodle upgrade which tool place on 24th April 2019. 

Ally will integrate with Moodle and provide feedback within your course workflow.

Log in to Moodle, and you will find the Ally indicators next to files or content. If you have no course files yet, upload one, and an indicator will appear next to the file name. Click the indicator to view your accessibility feedback. Follow along step-by-step to improve your original file.

Please bear in mind that external content linked to through Moodle cannot be checked or converted by Ally. If you need to access external content in alternative formats, please consult the library's webpages about the SensusAccess service.

For more general information on inclusivity and accessibility, please see our web page on this subject.

Guides

Quick Start

Alternative Formats

Accessibility Scores

Instructor FAQs

What is Ally?

 

Drop-in Sessions

A series of Moodle course creation workshops will be taking place in June on the dates and times listed below. You are welcome to bring along any Ally questions or work through some of the Ally recommendations with members of the TEL team to support if you wish. 

3/6/19 10:00-12:00 FT 112

4/6/19 14:00-16:00 FT 114

5/6/19 10:00-12:00 FT 114

6/6/19 14:00-16:00 FT 112

7/6/19 10:00-12:00 FT 112

10/6/19 14:00-16:00 FT 112

11/6/19 10:00-12:00 FT 112

12/6/19 14:00-16:00 FT 112

13/6/19 10:00-12:00 FT 112

14/6/19 14:00-16:00 FT 112

If you have any questions about Ally, then please get in touch with the Technology Enhanced Learning team: tel@yorksj.ac.uk | https://tel.yorksj.ac.uk/ | @YSJTEL

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative Formats

Ally automatically generates these “Alternative Formats” for all your course files, and makes them available for download to you and your students. Your original file will not be affected by the alternative formats.

Ally Indicators

Ally integrates with your institution’s learning management system, and provides feedback within your course workflow.

Log-in to your course site, and you will find the Ally indicators next to files or content. If you have no course files yet, upload one, and an indicator will appear next to the file name. Click the indicator to view your accessibility feedback. Follow along step-by-step to improve your original file.

 

Accessibility indicators

 

 

 
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