If your students have extended time for tests, they will also need extended time for online tests. Unless efficiency/speed is the essential skill that is being assessed, students with this accommodation should be provided additional time for timed tests, quizzes, writing assignments, and labs.
- Extended test time is calculated based on the amount of test time allotted for the whole class.
- If all students in the class are given additional time as a way to accommodate the student with a disability, faculty are still required to provide the student with their extended time accommodation on top of that.
- The extended time accommodation does not apply to take-home exams where the timeline is longer.
Links to instructions for extending time in Canvas are located at the bottom of your student's Accommodation Letter under "Faculty Assistance for Providing Accommodations." Detailed information is below.
Extending Time in Canvas
Students who have extended time on tests will need extended time for Online tests. Canvas allows faculty to extend the test time for one or more students without having to extend the test time for the entire class.
- Canvas provides instructions on how to give extended test time to one or more students.
- Quiz availability dates still apply when moderating a quiz. Remember to adjust the Until date. If the Until date, specified in the quiz settings for the class, passes when students are taking the quiz with extended time, the quiz auto-submits even if the student's time extension has not expired.
- Visit CTL's FAQ page, "How do I extend the time for a student to take the quiz?" for step-by-step instructions.
Calculating Extended Time
To calculate extended test time for your student, multiply the amount of test time allowed all for students by the extended time accommodation.
- 50 minute test multiplied by 50% extended time = 75 minutes (50 x 1.5=75 minutes)
- 50 minute test multiplied by 100% extended time = 1 hour, 40 minutes (50 x 2=100 minutes)