Learning Management Systems (like Blackboard and Canvas) are being used in more campus and online courses than ever before. Please consider whether the material you add to your LMS site is accessible to all students. If you record lectures or have video content, check to see if captions are included. Please purchase captioned materials whenever possible. If you use a digital textbook, check with the vendor to make sure that it is screen reader compatible.
If you use Blackboard and a student needs extended time for an exam, there are two ways you could do this.
A) If you do not choose Force Completion for your exams, you can simply permit the student to continue taking the exam for the extended time. Please let the student know this and advise that a prompt will still pop-up saying that the time has expired. The student must then hit “Cancel.” The prompt disappears and the student can proceed with their extra time.
B) The other option is to set Adaptive Release settings for the specific student. Here is the new way to set the Adaptive Release settings in Blackboard 9.1 SP 13:
If you use Canvas and a student needs extended time for an exam, follow the instructions below.
Joel Whitesel from iLearn (firstname.lastname@example.org; 765-285-7200) can assist with this if needed.
Additionally, a good practice would be to make sure any announcements posted to your LMS site are also emailed to students. Blackboard and Canvas both have ways to email announcements. Announcements could also be spoken aloud in class if used in an on campus course.
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