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Exam Accommodations

For students that have approved exam accommodations by the Boise State Educational Access Center (EAC). The instructor is responsible for applying any accommodations that must be configured in the Canvas course site.

Setting Up Student Accomodations

Instructor Responsibilities

Applying Extended Time Accommodations

Instructors are responsible for applying extended time accommodations in the test settings. Instructions for granting additional time can be found below.

Arrange Alternative Testing for In-class Quizzes and Tests

In situations where a student’s accommodation cannot be applied in-class exams, it’s the instructor’s responsibility to coordinate alternative testing.

  • If the exam is an in-class paper-pencil or Canvas exam please email  Dane Johns (,the manager of PACS, for additional information.       

Student Responsibilities

Informing Instructors

The student is responsible for making sure that their instructors are informed of their accommodations. Students can request a letter of accommodation to be sent to instructors by contacting the EAC.

Testing Location

It is the students responsibility to schedule their accommodate exam at the right location. Please see the breakdown below. If you have any questions about where to test please contact the Testing Center at

Testing Center Accommodated proctoring

    • Instructor has scheduled exams for their course to be administered at the Testing Center

PACS Accommodated proctoring

      • Any in-class paper-pencil or Canvas exams
      • Canvas exams with a voice dictation accommodation
      • Exams that require an interpreter or scribe

Extending A Student's Test Time

Navigate to the area of the course where the exam is deployed. Hover over the test, click the dropdown button, then select Edit the Test Options.

On the test options page, scroll down to the Exam Availability Exceptions area. Click Add User or Group.

From the pop-up window, select the student(s) that you would like to grant an exception for, then click Submit.

Image showing how to Extend Time in Blackboard

To extend time increase the amount of time in the Time column. The time column will only appear if there is a  timer set on the exam.

Image showing how to submit changes in Blackboard

At the bottom of the page, click the Submit button. The student can now take the test.