As the university transitions from the Blackboard learning management system (LMS) to Canvas, many faculty members are having difficulty setting up academic accommodations for students in Canvas. Below are answers to some of the most common questions we've received.

Extended Time Accommodations

If a student is eligible for alternative testing extended time accommodations, it is the faculty member's responsibility to provide that extra time for any exams or quizzes in Canvas.

To provide extended time accommodations in Canvas, the faculty member can create an exception for the individual student's exams or quizzes using the moderate quiz process. This Ecampus tutorial demonstrates how to provide extended time accommodations in Canvas.

Interpreting or Transcribing Accommodations

If a student is eligible for interpreting or transcribing accommodations, it is the faculty member's responsibility to provide the interpreter or transcriber access to course materials in Canvas. This access is necessary to provide accurate interpreting or transcribing services.

Interpreters and Transcribers will need access to the course Canvas site as early as possible. This allows them to download handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and other course materials in advance. That way, transcribers can input names or vocabulary that will be used often in a lecture into the dictionary that is part of the transcribing software they use, and interpreters and the Deaf/hard of hearing student that is receiving accommodations can discuss and select vocabulary/name sign choices prior to class.

An interpreter or transcriber can be added to any Canvas course the same way a T.A. is added.

This process is demonstrated in the How Do I Add Observers and TAs To My Course guide.