Moving from Red to Green: Ally in bCourses (8/16)

August 16, 2021, 10:00am to 11:30am
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Student Instructors, Researchers, Staff, Student Services Staff

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.

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Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on August 15, 2021 - 5:00pm.


Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)

Series description

Digital Learning Services (DLS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are hosting this workshop series that highlights how to transition back to campus while integrating the best aspects of remote instruction into your in-person courses or continuing to teach remotely. The series includes workshops on how to: 

  • Write an effective syllabus

  • Design your course with intention

  • Develop an organized bCourses site

  • Create engaging audio and video course materials

  • Use advanced features in Zoom

  • Integrate active learning into your class, and

  • Meet accessibility standards with Ally