Test Accommodation Process
For in-person exams, The Testing Center proctors tests with accommodations for Purchase College students with documented disabilities. For online/remote exams, faculty are responsible for providing students’ exam accommodations.
Remote Exam Accommodation Administration
How to Assign and Configure Accommodations in Moodle
For exams and quizzes administered via Moodle, faculty are responsible for logging in to Accommodate and reviewing their class roster(s) to determine who has extended time for exams/quizzes in order to adjust the administration time accordingly within Moodle.
Moodle’s website has a guide on how to provide extended time accommodations on Moodle for students with approved testing accommodations. Once you set up an exam/quiz, go into the exam/quiz and select “User Overrides” from the Admin Menu. Then select the student who needs the extended time accommodation and set the appropriate override. For example, if the time limit for a quiz is 20 minutes for all students, then a student with “Extended Time for Exams 1.5x” should be given a time limit of 30 minutes.
For questions regarding Moodle, please contact the Teaching Learning Technology Center (TLTC).
- Log in to Accommodate using your Purchase College username and password. The Faculty Accommodate Login page can also be accessed via ‘Faculty And Staff Resources.’
- Click on the “Courses” tab in the left-hand sidebar.
- Click on your course’s name.
- Click on “Enrolled Students”.
- Scroll through the list of students in your course. Any student(s) with accommodations will have their accommodations listed directly underneath their name(s).
Faculty Guide – How to Submit Information for an Exam Proctored at The Testing Center
For in-person exams, when students submit a Testing Accommodation Appointment via Accommodate, The Testing Center will be notified of the request via email. A testing coordinator will then review the appointment to ensure that the specified accommodations are correct and to schedule the space for the designated duration of the exam during the testing hours (Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm).
Faculty will then be notified via email of the scheduled appointment. Faculty are expected to review the appointment right away and indicate if the exam date, time, and length are accurate. Special attention should be paid to any exam appointment scheduled to take place outside of the regular class period.
Next, faculty should complete the “Faculty Information Required” section to upload the exam, provide any additional instructions, and indicate the preferred exam return method. All exams must be submitted electronically through the Accommodate system within at least 48 hours of the test time.
Follow the steps to submit information in order for The Testing Center to proctor the exam.
Step 1: Log in to Accommodate using your Purchase College credentials to review the appointment. The Faculty Accommodate Login page can also be accessed via ‘Faculty And Staff Resources.’
Step 2: Once you have logged in, click the “Courses” tab on the side of the page.
Step 3: From the “Course Catalog” tab, click on the title/name of your course. You will then be taken to a page (and tab) titled “Course Details”.
Step 4: Click on the “Room Bookings” tab.
Step 5: Click on the student’s name to view their Room Booking request.
Step 6: Review the information the student submitted to confirm they scheduled the test for the correct date, time, and length.
Step 7: Scroll down and complete the section that says “Faculty Information Required” to upload the exam, provide any additional instructions, and indicate the preferred exam return method.
Step 8: Click the “Submit” button when finished. The Testing Center will be notified via e-mail that you have completed the Test Accommodation Appointment form.
To contact a testing coordinator, email firstname.lastname@example.org.