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Using Blackboard Ally

What is Blackboard Ally?

Blackboard Ally is a first of its kind software that allows learners to absorb information based on their specific learning style. Blackboard Ally allows learners to listening to course materials, annotate PDFs, and/or read course content on their phone.

Blackboard Ally allows you to download an alternative version in just a few clicks.

Alternate Formats in Blackboard Ally

  1. Log in to Cougar Courses and navigate to a course.
  2. In your course, Alternative Formats next to a PDF, Word, or PowerPoint file and select it.
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  3. Choose your preferred format from the menu to use on your device.
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Blackboard Ally in Use

George & Angelo Use Blackboard Ally

George & Carianne Use Blackboard Ally


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