A student who has worked with CSU’s Student Disability Center to document a learning disability may qualify for a reasonable accommodation in their course. An accommodation might include additional time to submit an assignment, excused from an assignment or extra time to finish a quiz.

A consideration would involve working with a student who has had a disruption in their life which might impact their course work. For example, the flu, death in the family, hospitalization. Students can work with CSU’s Student Case Management team if they have questions on how to manage these types of events and how to communicate their circumstances to their instructors.

The Canvas course instructor determines how and which tools they might use to provide an accommodation or allow a consideration for course work.

Accessibility at CSU

CSU Accessibility Guidelines for Faculty – Accommodate students with disabilities

Canvas Accessibility – Make your course content more accessible.

UDOIT Accessibility Check & Fix Tool

Differentiated Assignments

A Differentiated assignment is used to set different assignment due/availability dates for students. This can be used when a student with an approved learning disability needs additional time to complete an assignment, or when a student experienced an emergency and you’d like to give that student additional time or different due date.

Quiz Moderation

Classic Quizzes

Use the Moderate This Quiz option to give a student additional time, or an extra attempt, to complete a quiz.

New Quizzes

Moderate a new quiz to allow an extra attempt or add extra time to an individual quiz.

Apply accommodations to all new quizzes in a course.

Excuse a Student from an Assignment

An instructor can enter a grade of EX for a student’s assignment in the gradebook or change the cell for the student’s assignment to Excused. This will excuse the student from doing the assignment and the assignment will not be counted in the grade calculation for the student.