How to Use Ally (For Students)

Your instructor probably has many different pieces of content in your course. Ally creates alternative formats for those content items. You can download the alternative formats anywhere you see Ally's alternative formats download icon, which is a button at the top of a Canvas page that says Alternative Formats with a capital A and a downward pointing arrow. Just choose the version of the original that is best for your needs!

Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to a document or other content in your Canvas course
  2. Click on the name of the document 
  3. Find and select the Alternative Formats button at the top of the page
  4. Select the relevant version you'd like to use and select Download 
  5. Ally will download the file(s) to your computer 
  6. Having problems or questions? Email with as much detail as possible

The list of possible alternative files are:

  • HTML
    • For viewing in the browser and on mobile devices
  • ePub
    • For reading as an e-book on an e-book reader
  • Electronic braille
    • BRF version for use on electronic braille displays
  • Audio
    • MP3 version for listening
  • BeeLine Reader
    • Enhanced version for easier and faster on-screen reading

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