Extra time on tests, quizzes and exams (timed, graded evaluations where a student is in a closed environment where they cannot leave) is a common academic accommodation. Additional time gives students with barriers to speed and fluency in reading or writing or with affects on stamina or concentration, the extra time they need to demonstrate what they know.
Who Receives this Accommodation?
Extra time can be used to address a number of barriers that students with disabilities experience, including:
Online tests or exams through D2L or other digital platforms are administered directly by instructors. Instructors are the only ones who have access to set the length of exams for their students, even though some students may write these exams with CAL.
If your students are writing D2L tests and need extended time to complete, please follow these instructions to extend their time: Setting up Special Access in a Quiz - D2L Tutorial
For further information contact CETL's eLearning support.