Students with testing accommodations should work with their instructors to ensure their exams are accessible. It is important that students with disabilities are able to access their accommodations online so they do not have to remain on campus. Instructors are responsible for ensuring accommodations are met in classes, assignments, and exams. Fortunately, the majority of accommodations can be facilitated in Canvas or through other technologies. For example, if a student has an accommodation of additional time for exams, instructors will be able to add extra time in Canvas for those students. please visit the e-Learning website or contact our office at DRC@ufsa.ufl.edu for more information.
Students can reach out to their learning specialists for support.
- Make sure that your Accommodation Letter is given to each instructor/class that you plan to use the accommodations in. Accommodation letters must be updated each semester.
- Wait 1-2 business days for your instructor to make a testing contract in the Instructor Portal.
- Students can log into the Portal to check if a course is available. The “Nudge” feature may be used to notify instructors to create a contract.
- Enter your testing Student Portal to sign up for exams.
- Submit an ATR in the portal and verify that the request has been submitted by receiving email confirmation.
- Check that your instructor has approved your request 2 business days before your test date.
- If there are any issues, or you are unable to submit a request, you must contact the DRC testing office 4 business days prior to your exam.
- Review the test time, date, and course in the Student Portal for accuracy prior to your testing date.
The DRC has a 4 business day policy to submit Accommodated Testing Requests (ATRs). The testing date, holidays, and weekends do not count as business days. Submit any ATRs as early as possible (or at least a week in advance) to avoid missing the deadline. If you miss the deadline, you can submit a Deadline Exception Request.
- Kurzweil 3000
- Dragon Naturally Speaking
If you use one of these programs and wish to add it to your exam accommodations, you will be required to have both personal access to the program and have completed an Assistive Technology training at the DRC. DRC testing staff is unable to assist with these programs during exams.
For any additional questions about assistive technology, please contact Amanda Jackson at AJackson@ufsa.ufl.edu or call the DRC at (352) 392-8565.
- Arrive at least 10 minutes early to check in at Reid Hall. Sign in on the computers at the front desk and have your student ID ready for verification.
- students who arrive more than 15 minutes late may be asked to reschedule.
- Turn your phone in with the Front Desk student assistant.
- Remove any materials you may need for your exam before placing your backpack in the backpack closet. You may not bring your bag or phone into the testing room.
- Wait quietly at the front desk or in the student study room for your exam to begin.
After your Exam:
- Bring all materials, including scratch paper, to the testing office and let them know you are finished. Testing will collect all exam materials unless noted otherwise by the instructor.
- Check your phone out and retrieve your backpack.
The DRC Testing Center follows the same Student Honor Code as all UF classes. Please click the link below for more information.
- Students should be aware of the deadlines for submitting Accommodated Test Requests for Finals. In order to prevent testing schedule errors, please submit your exams at least 7 business days in advance. THE DRC WILL NOT ACCEPT TEST REQUESTS SUBMITTED BEYOND THE DEADLINES LISTED.
- Check your UFL email for confirmation of ATRs and please check your ATRs in the Student Portal to make sure that dates and times are accurate and reflective of any changes made during the semester.
- For ProctorU Exams – Please consider using other spaces to take your ProctorU exams. The DRC testing space will be at capacity and you may have a more suitable testing experience testing at a ProctorU booth or in your home. Your instructor can provide extended time on Canvas exams.
- During finals, exams will be scheduled at different locations on campus. Be advised that the DRC will facilitate accommodated exams at the Career Connections Center and Broward Teaching Center in addition to our usual space. If you are testing at one of these locations, you will receive an email alerting you of this testing change. BE SURE TO LOOK FOR AN EMAIL INDICATING YOUR ASSIGNED TESTING LOCATION FOR EACH EXAM.
- The DRC Testing Center will administer accommodated final exams only during the following time frame: December 2 – December 13, 2019 and will resume administering accommodated exams on January 7th, 2020. During the dates of December 16 – 20 and January 2-3, our center will be processing all exams for Fall 2019 semester and archiving exam materials from the previous academic term.
- Students with disabilities approved for accommodated exams are still able to receive their testing accommodations from their faculty. Students can work with their faculty to determine a reasonable time and location for testing within their academic unit and/or faculty office hours. Faculty with questions on how to effectively administer accommodated exams in their college during the times our Testing Center is not proctoring exams can email the DRC Director, Gerry Altamirano at email@example.com for more information.