Claire Gardener recently shared some details on the Ally usergroup. You can join via http://tinyurl.com/blackboard-ally-user-group
"The Ally User Group will share useful information and updates about Ally. It will also provide an opportunity to shape the direction of Ally through participation in user experience research, usability testing, beta testing, etc.
To kick off the Ally User Group, we will be hosting a set of webinars to introduce Ally and provide a demo."