How do I get support to build assessment accommodations?

When building an assessment (Quizzes or Assignments) in Quercus, you will sometimes get requests for accommodations for specific students (or groups of students). Often, this takes the form of extended writing periods, alternate submission types, or other variances to the assessment as originally designed. Accommodated Testing Services (ATS) coordinates quiz, term test, final exam, and online assessment accommodations for St. George Campus students with documented disabilities who are registered with Accessibility Services. The ATS supports both on-site assessment accommodations and online assessment accommodations. The ATS has been granted access to input accommodations into Quercus (with written permission of the instructor). This support includes extending times for individual students. Note that the assessment needs to be created and published first.

This guide answers some frequently asked questions regarding the process of setting up accommodations using the Accommodated Testing Service (ATS), including who to contact to help you build these accommodations into your Quercus assessment and what type of support they can provide.

How to request support from ATS

  1. Fill out your assessment information in the Course Information System (CIS).
  2. Specify that you'd like support applying student accommodated time to your online assessment. You can specify support for both Quercus and Crowdmark assessments.

After I've made the request, what does the process look like?

In order to ensure that ATS has enough time to build in the accommodations, please review the process to create online assessment accommodations and contact them early.

How do I contact ATS?

If you have questions about the process, please email Accommodated Testing Services directly at ats.info@utoronto.ca