February 2021: OCI – Academic Technology

Blackboard Ally
Blackboard Ally is a Canvas integration that provides resources for digital accessibility assessment and content remediation. Ally’s fully-automated dashboard renders easy-to-understand accessibility insights on course content within Canvas—including documents, images, pages, discussions, assignments, and syllabi. Its remediation tools can be used to correct accessibility errors, and helps faculty and administrators to enhance the equity of the SPS learning experience, regardless of a student’s ability.

Columbia University now has an enterprise license for Ally, and the Online Support and Academic Technology team welcomes the opportunity to discuss its deployment on either a course-by-course basis or at a program-account level. Please submit a ticket at CUSPS Helpdesk with “Blackboard Ally” in the subject.