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 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 N/A - Your instructor will add the additional time for any online quizzes, tests or midterms
Final Exams Friday, November 9, 2018 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 25, 2019 Friday, January 25, 2019 N/A - Your instructor will add the additional time for any online quizzes, tests or midterms
Final Exams Friday, March 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
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, and must be requested by the applicable deadlines.

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 booking.

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.

Missed Exams (Final Exams only)

Student Accessibility Services provides support to students with disabilities who, due to disability reasons, are unable to write during final exams. Should this apply to you, you must be prepared to provide supporting documentation to your Accessibility Consultant.

Student Accessibility Services follows the official Final Examination Policy. Please refer to this policy for details on how to proceed in the event that you cannot attend a final exam.

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 and Adaptive Technology Rooms, located in the Harris Learning Library, all of which have computers loaded with assistive software.

The Adaptive Technology Technician (ATT) also assists students with assistive technology purchases, installation of assistive software, and training with assistive software and equipment. The ATT also troubleshoots and provides some servicing for students registered with Student Accessibility Services. Lastly, the ATT provides transcription services for alternate format requests, including textbooks and tests.