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UP targets ‘inclusive’ digital learning with Blackboard software

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Staff Writer, ITWeb

Johannesburg, 26 Aug 2021

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The University of Pretoria (UP) has selected global edtech firm Blackboard’s Ally software to make its digital courses more accessible to all students.

Tertiary institutions have been ramping up their digital transformation initiatives to accommodate the increase in online learning, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, UP says Ally is being piloted among a small group of students and academics for the next few months.

It adds that academic staff will use the software to improve the accessibility of their digital learning content, noting it will boost digital accessibility across devices, in line with the university’s hybrid learning environment and strategies to improve student success.

“The adoption of Ally is to foster [...]

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