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Blackboard Ally - Fix Your Content Day

Fix Your Content Day - Challenge Accepted

Fix Your Content Day 2021 is complete!

Accessibility champions near and far will once again unite for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) to shine a light on the importance of digital access and inclusion for all. CSUSM faculty and the Ally Team are encouraged to contribute to the spirit and mission of the day by fixing Cougar Course content. 

Due to timezones, we will have ~36 hours to fix as many accessibility issues with course files as we can.  Anything improved in Cougar Courses during this time counts for our score! 🏆 At the end of the event, the campus with the most files fixed is recognized and awarded a prize!

How to Fix Your Content

  1. Open the Ally Accessibility Report on your courses in Cougar Course(s) and start fixing identified issues in the report. Remember, fixes can only be tracked if they happen through Ally directly. Replacing a file through the LMS can’t be reliably tracked and therefore won’t count in your total fixes.

  2. Start clicking those Ally logo for low accessibility score and Ally logo for medium accessibility score indicators in your courses and fix as many files as you can.
    • Tips:
      • Focus on images that need a description and Word documents to start. They're easy to fix and can make a dramatic change on your accessibility score.
      • Aim for 100% but improvement is what counts!

The Ally Team will track fixes in real-time, and you can check your fixes through the usage report in your Ally Institutional Report. 

Need some help?

Check out our accessibility guides.

Ally file upload process

Annual Stats

Blackboard Ally has a leaderboard of all participating schools listed online.

Year # of Files Fixed # of Students Enrolled % of Changes per Student
2020 3,181 13,848 0.22971
2021 8,609 13,848 0.62168
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