Exam Accommodations

Updated April 30, 2021

To support physical distancing benefits with regard to the spread of COVID-19, the Academic Success Centre is working remotely with instructors to coordinate students' academic accommodations. Accommodations will be managed by our office 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 Delivery 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. 
  • The Academic Success Centre is not proctoring exams until further notice. All remote delivery exams will be proctored remotely/online via eClass or other online exam systems managed by instructors.
  • No exams will be conducted in person on U of A campuses unless they are part of a pre-approved in-person course section. If exam accommodations are required for pre-approved in-person exams, proctoring will be managed by Faculties, and our office will coordinate approved accommodation needs with instructors. 
  • 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