Testing Accommodations for Remote Courses

Testing accommodations are available to eligible students who experience barriers related to timed assessments or other aspects of evaluations. After the student has established testing accommodations with an AEC advisor, they should request their notification letters through AEC Connect. Please note: when requesting your notification letters, testing accommodations are grouped under the category titled "Alternative Testing". To view your established accommodations, log in to AEC Connect and click "My Eligibility" on the left toolbar.

Instructors are responsible for facilitating testing accommodations outlined on each notification letter for timed online assessments. AEC will not be proctoring any exams for university classes conducted remotely. If a student has already sent their notification letter and notices that extended time has not been applied to an online exam, the student should contact their instructor immediately.

Online Assessment Options

The more choices presented to students to demonstrate learning, the less need there will be to address numerous individual accommodation needs. Traditional exams may not always allow students to demonstrate what they know, so we encourage instructors to consider alternatives for ensuring valid and accessible assessments. When online assessments are utilized, instructors are encouraged to consider the various options available for promoting academic integrity as setting restrictive time limits or only displaying one question at a time may not result in an accurate assessment of student learning and can create significant barriers. The UO Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) has compiled resources on alternative assessments for remote teaching as well as recommendations for preventing online academic misconduct

Extending Time for Canvas Exams

AEC will not be proctoring any exams for classes conducted remotely, so instructors are responsible for adding extended time in Canvas appropriately to facilitate testing accommodations. Instructors can view their students’ notification letters in one place by accessing AEC’s Instructor Portal.  For more information related to setting up Canvas exams, we encourage instructors to consult with UO Online.

Questions regarding testing accommodations? Contact aectesting@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-1074.

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