Trent University faculty are the most powerful advocates for students. We are here to support faculty in creating an inclusive, accessible learning environment.
Student accommodations are on a case by case basis; the following guidelines are to help contextualize the documented needs of students registered with SAS.
SAS Faculty Portal
The SAS Faculty Portal is a one-stop-shop for accessing in-class and test & exam related accommodations for students in your courses. The SAS Faculty portal allows you to view individual student's accommodation plans & letters of accommodation and manage test & exam bookings with the Centre for Academic Testing including securely uploading electronic copies of your tests & exams for accessible format purposes.
Login to the SAS Faculty Portal using your @trentu.ca credentials!
Accommodation in a Remote / Online Learning Environment
It is possible that the in-class & test/exam accommodations noted on a student’s accommodation plan may not specifically apply in an online / remote learning environment. These accommodations are being added pre-emptively for when a return to face-to-face instruction is possible.
For assistance with calculating accommodated time for quizzes, tests & exams in Blackboard, we've created a handy Accommodated Time Conversion Chart (Microsoft Excel .xlsx file) for referencing the conversion factors associated with a students accommodated time.
Accommodation Statements & Information
Curious about specific accommodations noted on a student's accommodation plan? These are some of the accommodations we get asked about the most frequently:
Accommodated Time Factors (1.0, 1.25, 1.33, etc.)
Cue or Formula Sheet as an Exam Accommodation
Assignment Extension Accommodation (Assignment extensions up to five (5) days)
Reasonable and Appropriate Accommodation
Trent University commits to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Recommendations from internal and external professionals do not guarantee specific accommodations. Following the review of diagnostic documentation to consider its appropriateness for supporting requested accommodations, Accessibility Advisors work in partnership with students to develop an accommodation plan that best meets the individual’s needs within the post-secondary academic environment.