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Student Accessibility Services rolls out new online scheduler

April 29, 2014 — 

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) has made procedural updates to three key areas of communication: letters of accommodation, test bookings and volunteer note-taking.

These changes facilitate the process for both students and instructors, enhancing their experience at the U of M. As of May 1, 2014, all letters of accommodation, test/exam booking information and volunteer notes will be available online through the SAS scheduler located on the right-hand side of JUMP.

Detailed instructions for all the changes can be found here. 

Letters of accommodation

Previously, instructors received an email with an attached PDF for each student registered with SAS enrolled in their course. Going forward, instructors can view an online list of all students and their accommodations for every course they teach.

Instructors will still receive email notification directing them to log in to JUMP for each student.


Test/exam bookings

Until now, students were required to schedule a test/exam with SAS and were given a test/exam particular form.

Students took the form to the instructor to have it signed; students were required to return the form to SAS prior to the test/exam. The test/exam was emailed, faxed or brought in person by the instructor to SAS before the test/exam date.

With the new online scheduler, students are no longer required to have their test/exam particular form signed by instructors, as the whole process can now be completed through JUMP.

When instructors log in to the online portal, they can view all of the accessibility tests/exams scheduled for their courses. Instructors can confirm or edit details provided by students (e.g., the student scheduled an exam for two hours, when it is actually three hours).

Instructors can indicate whether any materials are allowed during the test/exam (e.g., ruler, graphing calculator, etc.). Once instructors have confirmed the test/exam particulars for one student, it will be applied to all students writing that same test/exam with SAS.

Instructors have the option to upload an electronic version of the test/exam directly to the secure portal – a safe, quick and guaranteed method of exam delivery.

Please note that the writing time will be assumed correct if instructors do not input or edit any of the test information. In addition, default settings are a closed book test and return of all test materials by students.


For more information about the new SAS scheduler, visit the SAS website or contact 204-474-6213/sasexams [at] umanitoba [dot] ca




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