This page is being developed as a resource for instructors for the Spring 2020 quarter. New resources will be added and updated regularly.
How do I give my student extra time on exams in Canvas
If you have set a time limit on your quiz, you can grant access for extra time.
Online Proctoring Services
"How to Give Accommodations to Test-Takers" on ProctorU
When you receive an accommodations request from your test-taker, you will need to email email@example.com prior to the scheduled exam(s) with the accommodations needed.
Respondus LockDown Browser
"Is Lockdown Browser Accessible?"
Respondus details how their lockdown browser can be used with various assistive technologies.
Respondus with Kurzweil 3000 – If a student is approved to use Kurzweil 3000 text-to-speech for testing and is required to use Respondus LockDown Browser, the following steps must be taken by the instructor/TA to configure the LockDown Browser settings for the exam.
In Canvas on the left, there is a LockDown Browser button. Within that, it will list all of the quizzes. Under the drop-down arrow next to the quiz, under settings, there is a section called LockDown Browser Settings.
- Under Advanced settings, there is the ability to "Allow access to specific external web domains".
- Add the following 3 URLs:
- Save it.
- Instructor/TA to provide a hyperlink in their Quiz Instructions to Kurzweil online. When the student opens LockDown Browser and goes to that test they can click on the hyperlink to Kurzweil and log on.
- If the exam is to be closed book/notes, the instructor/TA should also email firstname.lastname@example.org so that access to the student's Kurzweil account can be locked for the duration of the exam.
DTEI's Teaching Accessibility Cheat Sheet
This cheat sheet is a consolidation of instructions and resources for instructors and content developers to create a wide variety of accessible materials to ensure that all students can access UCI's electronic programs and services remotely.
Designing an Accessible Online Course from exploreaccess.org
This toolkit was developed quickly to assist campuses across the country who are moving online virtually overnight in response to COVID-19. The following relevant topics will allow instructors to take action towards creating accessible online experiences for all students:
- Share Accessible Documents - MS Word, PDFs, Slide Presentations
- Create Meaningful Links
- Share Accessible Videos - Captions and Audio Descriptions
- Organize Content in Consistent Ways
- Encourage Good Practices when Using Discussion Tools
Information and tools for creating an inclusive culture. Some relevant features pertaining to instruction include:
- Closed Captioning Vendors
- IT Accessibility Training - Get tailored training modules via UCLC related to an individual's role on campus.
Canvas Accessibility Design Guidelines
This document outlines some general best practices when designing a course for accessibility concerns.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
These industry standard guidelines cover a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible to a wider range of people, including individuals with disabilities.
Accessibility features of Microsoft Teams
Using Microsoft Teams with a screen reader
Using Live Captions in a Teams meeting
Changing your viewing settings to high contrast or dark mode
Tea for Teaching: Trauma-informed Pedagogy (Podcast)
In this episode, Karen Costa joins us to discuss how trauma-informed pedagogy can be used to help our students on their educational journey in stressful times.
The Single Most Essential Requirement in Designing a Fall Online Course
Trauma is not an add on. From everything we know about learning, if the trauma is not addressed, accounted for, and built into the course design, we fail. Our students fail. None of us needs another failure.
Trauma-Informed Practices for Postsecondary Education: A Guide
This guide is intended to raise awareness of trauma in postsecondary education institutions, help educators understand how
trauma affects learning and development, and provide practical advice for how to work effectively with college students who
have been exposed to trauma. It can be used by classroom educators, as well as administrative and student services professionals,
all of whom play a critical role in creating supportive learning environments.
TechPrep @ UCI - Keep Teaching
This website is intended to help students, staff, and faculty prepare for the tech-related aspects of potential campus disruptions. This is a rapidly evolving resource, so check back regularly for more information.
- Planning for your online course, including FERPA, Fair Use and other policy considerations
- Using Zoom for live interaction
- Collaborating remotely via Google Apps for UCI
UCI Teach Anywhere
Remote teaching resources for UCI Faculty provided by the Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation and the Office of Information Technology.
- Leveraging features in Canvas, including using Yuja and Zoom
- Tips for Planning, Transitioning, Facilitating and Conducting Exams remotely
- Who to turn to for help with Remote teaching technologies, SmartClassrooms, and Remote exam monitoring
- Providing Accessibility through Canvas