Blackboard Ally focuses on making digital course content more accessible and building a more inclusive learning environment. This improves the student experience by helping them take clear control of course content with usability, accessibility, and quality in mind.
In order to reduce load on the Blackboard servers, it is a good practice not to upload videos directly to Blackboard. Instead, all EKU users have an account on stream.microsoft.com where they can upload and share videos to other EKU users. This tutorial illustrates how to use this feature to embed video content in to your Blackboard course without hosting the videos on the Blackboard server.
First, go to stream.microsoft.com and click on the sign in button in the top right:
The score indicators are only shown to the instructor as a way to help them improve their accessibility score for their course documents.
Ally checks accessibility for your new and existing course content. To measure accessibility, Ally assigns your content an accessibility score. Each score is composed of both a numerical number and a colored gauge that reflects the number.
When you receive a grade on an assignment in Google Course Kit, you will receive an email and you will see it on your Blackboard Stream. If you click the gray 'View my grade' button you will see your grade.
Google Course Kit integration with Blackboard allows instructors to take up assignments into their Google Drive and send grades to the LMS. The initial setup steps below would need to be completed in each course to create the Google Drive folders.