Academic Accommodations

Note Taking Services

Note taking is a proven way to provide equal access to course content and to contribute to the success of students who have various abilities. When reviewing your documentation, your Accessibility Consultant will determine your eligibility for a note taker.

Testing Accommodations

Testing Accommodations

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) supports students studying at our North Bay campus, as well as students studying at a distance. Various testing accommodations available to students registered with SAS include (but are not limited to):

  • additional time
  • distraction-reduced writing space
  • assistive technology

Students will learn about their eligibility for testing accommodations once they meet with their Accessibility Consultant who will review their documentation and determine the appropriate supports.

Deadline Dates

It is the student's responsibility to book their quizzes/tests/midterms (as per course syllabus) and their exams.

If you require testing accommodations for the courses you are registered in, please see the table provided below. It identifies the deadlines to request accommodations for your quizzes, tests, midterms, and final exams.

Note: Students are able to complete pop quizzes with Student Accessibility Services. Should a student have pop quizzes that they wish to have accommodated, they must communicate this to a Student Accessibility Officer so that arrangements can be made with the professor in advance.

 

Term Test Type North Bay Campus College Partnership Program (CPP)
Scholar Practitioner Program (SPP)
Online/Distance
Fall Quizzes, Tests, Midterms Friday, September 20, 2019 Friday, September 20, 2019 N/A - Your instructor will add the additional time for any online quizzes, tests or midterms
Final Exams Friday, November 8, 2019 N/A - Final exams will be pre-arranged by SAS with accommodation N/A - Final Exams will be pre-arranged by SAS with accommodation
Winter Quizzes, Tests, Midterms Friday, January 24, 2020 Friday, January 24, 2020 N/A - Your instructor will add the additional time for any online quizzes, tests or midterms
Final Exams Friday, March 6, 2020 N/A - Final exams will be pre-arranged by SAS with accommodation N/A - Final Exams will be pre-arranged by SAS with accommodation
Spring/Summer Quizzes, Tests, Midterms N/A Friday, May 24, 2019 N/A - Your instructor will add the additional time for any online quizzes, tests or midterms
Final Exams N/A - You must book any requests (tests, midterms, exams) a minimum of 7 days in advance of the testing date N/A - Final exams will be pre-arranged by SAS with accommodation N/A - Final Exams will be pre-arranged by SAS with accommodation

Note: Any tests happening prior to the term deadline MUST be booked at least 7 days in advance.

Booking Your Test

To book your testing with accommodations online, please click below to access the testing portal:

Please note that the portal will show 'no available spaces' for accommodation requests made after the applicable deadline.

Scheduling Conflicts

If you have a test scheduling conflict that is related to your disability, please email sastesting@nipissingu.ca or come visit us in the office (B210-R) so that we can arrange an alternate testing schedule. This applies to all testing requests including quizzes, tests, midterms and final exams.

Requests to make changes to the scheduled tests/exams must be made by the applicable deadlines and must be based on existing accommodations (ex: 1 midterm/day, 1 exam/day) and supporting documentation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please attempt to book all tests/quizzes and exams, even if you encounter a conflict for some bookings.

Late Booking Procedure

Late booking requests for quizzes, tests, midterms and final exams will be considered on a case by case basis, based on space availability.

In order to submit a late request for accommodations (after the applicable deadline) for quizzes, tests or midterms, please contact the Student Accessibility Officers either by email at sastesting@nipissingu.ca, by phone at 705-474-3450 ext. 4331/ext. 4633, or in person by visiting us in B210-R.

Final exam requests submitted after the deadline dates are subject to a fee of $40.00. This service fee is to cover additional costs related to the late examination registrations. If you have missed the deadline date to book your FINAL EXAMS, please contact the Student Accessibility Officers ASAP.

Student Accessibility Officers can be reached by email at sastesting@nipissingu.ca, by phone at 705-474-3450 ext. 4331/ext. 4633, or in person by visiting us in B210-R.

Deferrals

Tests/Midterms/Quizzes

If a student misses a test/midterm/quiz due to a disability-related reason, they must contact Student Accessibility Services as soon as possible to advise of the disability-related absence. This can be done by emailing their Accessibility Consultant and copying the SAS Testing Centre (sastesting@nipissingu.ca) and their professor on the email. Supporting medical documentation will be requested by SAS. This medical documentation must specify that the student was unable to write the test on the scheduled date for reasons related to their disability. Once supporting medical documentation has been provided by the student, the Accessibility Consultant will reach out to the professor to confirm the disability-related absence. If the professor is agreeable to allowing the student to reschedule the test, SAS will work with the student and professor to reschedule the test at an agreed upon time.

If a student misses a test/midterm/quiz for reasons unrelated to their disability (illness, etc), they should contact the professor directly to discuss the missed test. They must also contact sastesting@nipissingu.ca to cancel their test booking with our office.

Final Exams

Student Accessibility Services provides support to students with disabilities who, due to disability-related reasons, are unable to write during final exams. On the day of the exam, students who are unable to write a final examination due to disability-related reasons, non-disability reasons, illness or circumstances beyond their control are required to follow the Nipissing University Exam Policy for Deferred Examinations. If the SAS student is granted permission from the Registrar's Office to defer the exam, the student will write on one of the special exam dates outlined by the Registrar’s Office, however the exam may be administered within Student Accessibility Services​. 

Assistive Technology

Student Accessibility Services has many tools which students registered with us can access to accommodate barrier-free learning. Upon approval from your Accessibility Consultant, computers, smart pens, digital recorders, FM systems, and other technology is available for short-term loan. Whether it is a loan or a BSWD equipment purchase, training with these tools and software programs is provided by the Adaptive Technology Technician. Student Accessibility Services also has in-office testing facilities, all of which have computers loaded with assistive software, as well as Adaptive Technology Rooms located in the Harris Learning Library.

The Adaptive Technology Technician (ATT) assists students with purchases, installation, and training with assistive software and equipment. Additionally, the ATT provides troubleshooting services for assistive equipment and software that have been recommended or provided by SAS. The ATT also provides services for alternate format requests, including textbooks and tests.

Click this link to request your alternate format textbooks.