Exam Accommodations

Updated October 6, 2021

This semester, where possible and appropriate, we are asking instructors to continue to administer accommodated exams remotely. Instructors who have questions about exam accommodation can contact dosproctoring@ualberta.ca for assistance.

The Academic Success Centre will work with instructors to coordinate students' academic accommodations. Accommodations will be managed by the Academic Success Centre in collaboration with course instructors and students. 

Learn more about roles and responsibilities for remote, in-person, and blended accommodation contexts on our Accommodation Processes and Responsibilities page.

Important Accommodation Reminders
  • Accommodations apply to all exams (including quizzes, tests, midterms, and finals).
  • Students must book accommodated exams in ClockWork in order to ensure that their accommodations are appropriately assessed and coordinated. 
  • Unless students' approved accommodations require captioning (e.g., CART/real-time live transcription), the Academic Success Centre does not create or provide closed captioning for synchronous or asynchronous remote/online course materials. Please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning for assistance with the creation of inclusive/accessible course materials.
  • Learn more about roles and responsibilities for remote, in-person, and blended accommodation contexts on our Accommodation Processes and Delivery page. 
Exam Accommodation Overview

Exam accommodations remove barriers to exam participation for University of Alberta students with documented permanent disabilities and ensure that they are able to demonstrate their knowledge of the material tested by an exam in an equivalent manner to their peers without accommodations. Examples of exam accommodations include:

  • extended/additional exam writing time.
  • exam breaks. 
  • use of adaptive technology or software.
  • alternate formats of print or digital exam materials.
  • use of special equipment or ergonomic furniture.
  • scribe or reader assistance.
Course Design & Technical Assistance

For assistance with course design, exam settings, and technical issues, instructors may