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Using Blackboard Ally to Convert Files to Accessible Format

Using Blackboard Ally to Convert Files to Accessible Format

  1. Access the Blackboard Ally File Transformer. The accessible file formats they offer are: OCRed PDF, Tagged PDF, Audio, HTML, Electronic braille, ePub, and Beeline Reader.
  2. On the main page, drag or upload a file to convert to a different, accessible format. Note: Supported file formats to upload are: PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, and HTML.
    • Blackboard Ally File Converter
  3. In this example, we will Browse for a file. Choose the desired file, and click Open.
    • Blackboard Ally Choose File
  4. Type in your Institution, in this case "Colorado Community College System," and check the "I'm not a robot" CAPTCHA. Click Transform my file.
    • Blackboard Ally Institution and CAPTCHA
  5. Choose which alternative file format you would like to convert to. Select the file type and click Download.
    • Blackboard Ally Choose New File Type
  6. After your file has downloaded, open it to see it in the new format. In this case I converted a PDF to an HTML file.
    • Blackboard Ally New File Format

 

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