Ally Implementation at Brunel University (Instructors)

Accessibility, 3rd Party Tools, Students, Start of Term, Support, University Process, Instructors

Campaign Description

The following campaign example shows how Brunel University, London, approached a phased implementation of Blackboard Ally, using EesySoft to support users along the way. With time pressure to implement Ally by their semester start date in September 2019, Brunel contacted the EesySquad, and our CSM Ladan helped them to create Campaigns and EesySoft’s out-of-the-box messages to achieve their goals! Check out the full use-case here: https://bit.ly/2YJR4EZ

Success Criteria

Blackboard Ally is implemented before the semester start date with targeted, data-driven EesyCampaigns and Eesy- Support to handle incoming queries from students regarding the new tool
Uploading Accessible Content
Campaign message to inform university faculty on the approved file formats they can use when uploading files to Blackboard. The goal was to ensure that Blackboard Ally could effectively process these files and check them for accessibility. This message was part of the Ally Implementation for Staff campaign – which included even more monitors and messages than the student campaign.

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Hey ,

To make sure your content will be available to users with Ally Alternative Formats, please use the following file formats:

– PDF files
– Microsoft**® **Word files** **
– Microsoft® PowerPoint® files
– OpenOffice/LibreOffice files
– Image files (JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BPM, TIFF)

Click here for additional help items on file Accessibility

Ally Accessibility Indicators
Campaign message to help instructors understand the Ally accessibility gauge indicators located next to their uploaded content. The message explains what each indicator means through an image, making it easy for instructors and staff to understand which content items they need to improve for accessibility.

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Hi ,

Have you these indicators on your course files?

We are now able to support the accessibility of your course with a simple and effective accessibility tool called Ally.

Don’t worry, only staff can see these indicators. Students just see the links to download alternative versions of your files.

Learn more about accessibility with Ally

Ally Course Report
This message let instructors know where they can access the Ally Accessibility Report in order to get a full overview of the accessibility of the files on their Blackboard module.

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Hey ,

Click on ‘Accessibility Report’ under Course Tools to see a full overview of the accessibility of the files on your Blackboard module.

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