Granting an Accommodation

NOTE: If a student requires extra time or a different Due/Start/End Date for a single assessment in a course, you should grant them Special Access to that assessment.

Some students require extra time for every quiz in a course rather than just for a single assessment. Those students can be granted an Accommodation in Brightspace – a one-time adjustment that automatically applies to all quizzes. To grant an Accommodation, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to Brightspace and go to your course site.
  2. In the course navbar, click Communication and select Classlist from the dropdown menu.
Image: Accessing the Classlist
  1. Locate the name of the student who needs an accommodation.
  2. Click the downward arrow next the student’s name, and select Edit Accommodations from the menu that opens.
    Image: Classlist
  1. In the pop-up window, select the Modify Time Limit box and choose one of two options:
    • You can multiply the original quiz time by entering the multiplier in the box, or
    • You can manually enter the amount of extra time (in minutes) the student needs for each quiz.
Image: Edit Accommodations window
  1. Click Save.

NOTE: The Special Access setting overrides the Accommodations setting. That is, if you give a student an Accommodation AND Special Access to a quiz, the Special Access settings will be applied during the quiz.