Technology Overview

The Anthology Ally tool within myCourses automatically reviews course materials against accessibility standards and provides just-in-time training for instructors. Students also get access to automatically-generated alternative file formats for many course materials. Ally is a proactive approach to accessibility and is intended to complement existing services provided by the Disability Services Office (DSO) and the Department of Access Services (DAS).

Use Case and Benefits

  • Provides assessment regarding overall course accessibility in one easy to use dashboard
  • Ability to check content uploaded to myCourses against current accessibility standards
  • Provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on recommended content remediation
  • Provides students with the ability to download download alternative formats of course materials

Accessing the Technology

Browser-based tool accessed through myCourses. Review instructor and student information below on how to access the various features.

Learn More & Get Help

To start learning about Ally, review the following curated resources:



Additional resources are available in the CTL knowledge base.

  1. Access the CTL Knowledge Base and log in with your RIT account.
  2. Use the search box at the top of the page to find resources by keywords.
  3. Use the Categories in the left side navigation to find resources by topic area.

Instructors may also attend a group training or request a consultation for training.

For technical issues and other support, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning.