Administration tool ::: tool_ally
Maintained by Anthology Ally
Ally webservices plugin

Ally 3.6.4

Moodle 3.6
Released: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 4:25 AM

Ally admin tool

The Ally admin tool (tool_ally) provides a web service facilitating communication between Moodle and Ally. It also contains all the main settings required for Ally to function. Ally is an accessibility tool providing analysis / remedy of accessibility issues for files hosted within moodle. It can provide a detailed course level report illustrating the level of accessibility for files throughtout the course.


You can download the admin tool plugin from:

This plugin should be located and named as: [yourmoodledir]/admin/tool/ally

Configuring the Ally admin tool

Open the settings for the Ally admin tool:

Site Administration > Plugins > Admin Tools > Ally

The Secret, Key, Launch URL, File updates URL and Client id fields should be populated with values provided to you by an Ally representative.

You will also need to make the Moodle Ally web service available to Ally. The easiest way to do this is to click the link entitled "Auto configure Ally web service" at the bottom of the settings page and then by clicking continue. You will be able to test that the Ally web service is working by following the link at the bottom of the page. Please note, this URL must be accessible from the internet for Ally to function. Following this link should open a new page starting with the following text: {"tool_ally":{"version":... If successful, you will need to copy this link and provide it to your Ally representative. They will contact you once everything is set up at their end.

Additional plugins

The Ally admin tool isn't useful on its own. The main functionality of Ally is provided by two other plugins which you should download and install:

Ally filter

The Ally filter can be downloaded from:

The filter should be located and named as: [yourmoodledir]/filter/ally

Ally accessibility report

The Ally accessibility report can be downloaded from:

The report should be located and named as: [yourmoodledir]/report/allylti

License for Ally admin tool

© Blackboard Inc 2017

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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Moodle 3.6

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    Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Administration tool

    1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
    2. Download and unpack the module.
    3. Place the folder (eg "mytool") in the "admin/tool" subdirectory.
    4. Visit to finish the installation