Ally Resources for Instructors
Ally is a tool integrated in Canvas that helps instructors enhance the usability and accessibility of their course content. It provides feedback and guidelines for improving accessibility of course materials and generates alternative formats of course content for students. For a brief introduction, see:
- Ally Quick Start for Instructors (4 min read)
- Ally Overview for Instructors (1.5 min)
Ally Tutorial Videos for Instructors:
Introducing Ally and its Benefits for All Students (7.5 min)
Easy Fixes - ALT Text and Headings (7 min)
Fixing Scanned PDFs (8.5 min)
Updating Canvas Pages (4.5 min)
Color Contrast (8.5 min)
Interested in diving deeper? Consider enrolling in the self-paced Accessibility with Ally: A Self-Directed Course for faculty and staff! Here's an overview:
Module 1 introduces Ally, a new accessibility tool in Canvas.
Module 2 outlines common accessibility considerations in higher-education.
Module 3 provides a solid background in accessible design concepts.
Modules 4-8 provide step-by-step guidance on using Media, Canvas, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat DC to create accessible and inclusive learning experiences.
Looking for more resources?
Please see Instructor FAQs for Ally for more answers to more common questions.
Please use the On-Demand Video Request Form to request an Ally Tutorial Video. Some of the the topics include: Introduction to Ally, Updating Canvas Pages and Fixing Scanned PDFs. Feel free to reach out to eCampus@sjsu.edu with any questions after viewing the on-demand videos.
You might consider joining the Ally User Group which provides community for those using Ally. You'll find common questions addressed there and you can post your own questions for support from the Ally community.