Your class is full of diverse students with unique learning abilities. Providing them with more accessible original content means they can choose formats that work best for them: HTML for improved reading on mobile phones, Electronic Braille for the visually impaired, and Audio for learning on the go. Ally automatically scans your original content, and performs a series of steps to make them more accessible.
During the Spring 2019 semester, Ally was available to all faculty while a selected few took a deeper dive into integrating it into their classroom, along with the modern Learning Management System (LMS). All four faculty participated in a panel discussion where they each described their use of Blackboard Ally and how it changed their courses and their students’ experiences:
- LouAnne Boyd – Fowler School of Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Patricia Brown – Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Physical Therapy
- Kelli Fuery – Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
- Rita Tamer – Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of World Languages and Cultures
Stay tuned for an upcoming panel discussion during the Summer Academy, August 13 and 14.
Craig Williams, Chapman’s Accessible Technology Analyst, is available to help you with all digital accessibility issues. Do you need to learn how to change your Ally indicators from red to green? Two one-hour workshops are available in a classroom setting and both can be presented to a group/department/school to all staff and faculty upon request. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Chapman’s accessibility pages for even more information.