Blackboard Ally for D2L


What is Blackboard Ally for D2L?


  • Desire2Learn
  • Blackboard Ally
  • Digital Accessibility


Blackboard Ally for D2L will launch Jan. 4, 2021 and will be on by default in D2L


  1. All course shells in D2L will have Ally available
  2. Features visible to faculty and students in D2L for making course content more accessible and more inclusive
  3. Provides students more choices for how to access content


What is Ally for D2L?


  • Automatically check for common accessibility issues in course documents
  • Provide course reporting on the accessibility level of uploaded course content

Faculty Ally Resources



  • Helps build a more inclusive learning environment
  • Improves the student experience by
    • Helping them gain more personal control over course content with usability, accessibility and quality in mind
    • Downloadable alternative formats for course content that provide students with the choice and added flexibility for what best fits their needs
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