Using Blackboard Ally's File Transformer Website to Generate Alternate Format Files


Blackboard Ally is a powerful tool that allows files in a Blackboard course to be downloaded as alternate formats, allowing greater accessibility for students. Ally has developed a stand-alone website which allows individuals to perform this task outside of a course. Anyone at Saint Peter's University can use this tool. This article demonstrates the steps to generate alternative file formats using the Ally File Transformer Website. 






1. First, access the tool by visiting the Ally File Transformer Website. 

2. On this page, you can drag-and-drop a PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX or HTML file to the white dotted line box, or click the "Browse" button to select a file from your device. 

3. Once you have selected your file, you will be asked to enter your Institution. Put in "Saint Peter's University" and then tick the box for "I'm not a robot". Then click "Transform my file". 

4. Your file will be uploaded. After it uploads, a window will pop up and let you pick which type of file you would like to convert this to. 

5. Once you have picked a file type, click "Download" and the file will download to your computer (usually, to your "Downloads" folder), and you can access it from there. 

For more information on which alternative formats are available, what they are, and which ones would be best to use in which situations (along with a helpful video), please visit this resource guide on alternative formats. 



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