Moving from Red to Green: Ally in bCourses (7/28)

July 28, 2021, 10:00am to 11:30am
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Student Instructors, Instructors

Ever wonder about the red indicators next to your bCourses files? The Ally tool provides instructors with visual indicators (students do not see the indicators) gauging the accessibility of files and assigns an accessibility score. Attend this workshop to learn how to improve the accessibility of your bCourses files so students using assistive technologies can better access content. For an overview of this tool visit “Ally tutorial for instructors using bCourses” available at

In addition to providing accessibility indicators, the Ally tool also converts files to HTML, EPUB, electronic braille, MP3 (audio), and over 70 translated languages. This supports students with disabilities, English language learners, and students who prefer to engage with learning materials on mobile devices.

If you cannot attend this workshop but have further questions, please contact


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on July 27, 2021 - 5:00pm.


Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)

Series description

Digital Learning Services (DLS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are offering summer workshops for instructors and GSIs preparing to teach remote courses and sections in the Fall semester. These virtual workshops will focus on considering how to (re)design your course or section to increase student learning, create engaging audio and video materials, and use campus tools to record those materials. 

Please note: All workshops are scheduled from 10-11:30am. The workshop segment will be from 10-11:15am followed by 15 minutes for Q&A. Even if you are not able to attend the entire workshop, please feel free to attend and leave at your convenience. A recording will be made available to all participants.