Disability Resource Center

Exam Accommodations for Online Assessments

Extended Time in D2L/WesternOnline

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR) provides support for instructors using WesternOnline. This support includes information on accessibility of D2L and technical support for allowing extended time for online exams. To view instructions for extending time on exams in WesternOnline go to Granting Extended Time. For technical support, please contact CITR at 309-298-2434.

Audio Format for Online Exams

Some students may require an audio format for online exams. This can be accomplished through screenreader software, conversion of the exam to Mp3 or audio cassette or a live reader. The chosen audio format depends on the student’s experience with screen reader technology, accessibility of the learning management system, accessibility of the content within the learning management system, location of the student and whether or not the instructor requires the online exam to be taken at a proctored site. Students should work with the DRC to determine the most appropriate arrangement for audio format of the exam.

What should I do about accommodations if I require students to take exams for my online courses at a proctored testing site?

If you require students to take exams for online courses at a proctored test site, please email the following information to Distance Learning at distancelearning@wiu.edu:

  • Student name
  • Student ID#
  • Course name and number
  • List of student exam accommodations

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Disability Resource Center
Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: disability@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Fax: (309) 298-2361