Ally and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
WhenMonday, Nov 4, 2019, 2 – 4 p.m.
Campus locationOdegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG)
Campus roomThe Odegaard Learning Studio, OUGL 102
Event typesAcademics, Information Sessions, Special Events, Workshops
Event sponsorsUW Learning Technologies and UW-IT
Target AudienceFaculty and Staff who use the Canvas LMS

John Scott, Product Manager for Blackboard Ally, will be guiding participants through Ally, a tool that is now integrated into all Canvas courses at the UW. Ally automatically converts uploaded course files into a variety of alternative formats and provides support to content creators to help them understand how to create and use more accessible course materials. The workshop will begin with a presentation on the learning benefits of alternative formats and universal design for learning (UDL). From there, participants will move into a hands-on component, where they will work in teams through a series of challenges using Ally's Instructor Feedback feature, focusing on how to improve the original document and thereby the alternative formats.

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