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Alternative file formats

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You can download files from Moodle in a variety of alternative formats, wherever you see the alternative formats icon.

This capability is brought to you by a digital accessibility tool called Blackboard Ally.

How can alternative formats help me?

Alternative formats let you take control of your learning by offering you flexibility, choice, and a more personalised user experience.

They also help to build a more inclusive digital learning environment for all students at Warwick, regardless of ability or disability.

Video introduction to alternative formats

Which alternative file formats are available?

Depending on the original file format, Ally can generate the following alternatives:

  • OCR’d version (for scanned documents)

  • Tagged PDF (currently for Word, PowerPoint and OpenOffice/LibreOffice files)
  • Mobile-friendly HTML
  • Audio
  • ePub
  • Electronic Braille
  • BeeLine Reader
  • Translated Version

If you need help identifying which alternative formats might be right for you, see Ally's guidance on alternative formats.

What next?

More information is available for students at the Blackboard Ally website. If you have any queries, please speak to your tutor in the first instance.

Please also review our other Moodle student guides which cover a range of topics.