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Blackboard Ally Being Activated for All Courses in Fall 2019

In an article in the April 2019 SHSU Online newsletter, we mentioned that SHSU Online would have Blackboard Ally turned on for all courses in the Fall 2019 semester. SHSU Online will be activating Ally for all Fall 2019 courses on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Watch the following video for a primer on Blackboard Ally’s capabilities.


How will this impact my students?

The only difference your students will perceive is that they will have the ability to interact with course content in the manner and method that works best for them. 

How will this impact me as an instructor?

Blackboard instructors will have the added benefit of accessibility helpers that illuminate accessibility issues that might be taking place in a course.  

Where can I learn how to use Ally? 

  1. The Blackboard Help pages have great information on how to use Ally.  Specifically, take a look at the Ally Quick Start for Instructors.
  2. Sign up for SHSU Online’s self-paced Blackboard course on how to use Blackboard Ally.
  3. Contact Jacob Spradlin directly at