Ally is a tool in the VLE that lets you use course materials in the best way for you by converting them to alternative formats.
You can use different file formats that are more accessible for you or to help you study effectively in different situations. For example, you could convert a PDF into an audio file so you can listen to it if your eyes are tired or you're walking, or you could convert it to an e-reader file that's easier to read on a tablet or to read online.
Ally can generate these alternative formats:
You can use Ally to convert these file types uploaded by your instructor:
You can also convert text written directly on the VLE.
To convert your own files, use the Ally file transformer.
If the Ally 'A' icon does not appear next to the document you want to convert, you can generate alternative document formats on the Ally file converter site instead. You can also use this site to convert other documents you have to a more useful format.