About Alternative Formats

Alternative formats for course materials uploaded to D2L Brightspace are available through a platform integration called Ally. Ally automatically generates multiple alternative formats for every file that students can download on demand depending on their learning needs. 

Alternative formats aren't just for a select group of students. Alternative formats benefit everyone. For example, maybe you have a lot of course material to read and get eye strain, or maybe you’re an auditory learner. Listen to an audio format of the learning materials instead. Don’t stick to just one format! Use as many formats as you want. For example, if the content isn’t in your first language, you could follow along in the ePub as you listen to the audio file.


How to download content in an alternative format

Anytime you see the Ally icon in Brightspace, you can click it to download an alternative format for the content it is linked to. The icon looks like a capital letter A with an arrow pointing down. 

Available alternative formats

Learn more about each available alternative format: