Exam Accommodations for Online Course Delivery
Accessibility Services is committed to providing academic accommodations, including exam accommodations, to students during this period of online course delivery. The implementation of exam accommodations will, however, look a little bit different for online testing compared to what students are used to. Students are now responsible for some accommodations, such as a creating a reduced distraction test environment and access to ergonomic furniture. Some students may or may not have access to these resources at home, which may or may not interfere with their ability to complete course requirements.
It is important to note that removing all access barriers for online course delivery may not be possible, even with accommodations. If a student believes they cannot complete course requirements because of accessibility reasons, the student is encouraged to contact both their instructor and their Accessibility Services counsellor to determine if additional academic adjustments are possible.
Process to Receive Exam Accommodations
Exam Accommodations for Alternate (Online) Delivery Methods Definitions and Responsibilities
Table of common exam accommodations
One Exam Per Day/24 Hours Between Exams
Reduced Distraction Setting
Physical Space Requirements
Accessible/Ergonomic Furniture and Equipment
Health Related Accommodations
Monitoring a Medical Condition
Assistive Technology/Adaptive Software
Access to Instructor for Clarification
Exam Accommodations – Student FAQ
What is the process to request exam accommodations?
What if I have questions about my accommodations for online courses?
How can I prepare for online quizzes, tests and exams?
We encourage students to continually monitor their college email for updates, and regularly check RRC Student News and the RRC COVID-19 webpage for up-to-date information.
Additional Information for Instructors Regarding Exam Accommodations
Consider alternatives to online testing
When online testing is required, consider giving students options in regards to when they write the test
Refrain from using Respondus Lockdown Browser
Additional Resources for Students and Instructors