Faculty Accommodation Responsibilities

Faculty Accommodation Responsibilities - Accessibility Services

Learn about the accommodation responsibilities as a faculty member.

Lecture Recording

Pre-recorded lectures fulfill the accommodation for 'Use of a Recorder'. Students with an approved accommodation to record lectures will be able to record all livestream lectures.

Permission will be granted via a signed agreement form. Students who do not wish to be recorded will be expected to participate in discussions through other means (ex. online chat or forum discussions). Faculty can request recordings be turned off during discussions if the discussion is sensitive in nature.

To ensure students who do not want to be recorded have turn off their cameras/microphones, please send the following notice to the class:

“Please be advised that all live online course materials, including lectures and discussion periods, may be recorded to allow for academic accommodations and/or missed classes due to illness. Students are required to delete these recordings upon completion of the course.”


Take-Home Test/Exam

Please indicate to the class the approximate time it should take for them to complete the test/exam.

If the test/exam return time is more than double the approximate writing time (ex. 24 hours to return a 3 hour exam), no additional time will be awarded. The additional processing time is included in the return time.

Extension Requests

Students have been instructed to email requests directly to professors one week before the assignment due date to negotiate an accommodated due date (maximum of a 2-week extension from the original due date).

If you are unsure how to proceed with an extension approval or for guidance on specific cases, please contact Rose-Marie Nigli at accessibilityservice [at] tyndale [dot] ca or Sharon Chuah at schuah [at] tyndale [dot] ca.

Test/Exam Accommodations

Consult individual student accommodation plans to learn how much additional time should be awarded. Extra time can be added through Moodle once students have requested their exam accommodations.

Test Accommodations On Moodle

Select Exam

  • Go to your course.
  • In the course weekly breakdown, select the test or exam you want to add extra time.

Select Override

  • Go to the Exam page.
  • On the right side, select the “gear icon”.
  • Select “User overrides”.

Increase Time Limit

  • On the User overrides page, select the student who needs accommodations.
  • In the “Time limit” field, increase the duration.
  • Save the override.

Closed Captions

For students with the approved accommodation of closed captions, use the following steps to help guide students in accessing closed caption features.

Closed Captions for Zoom Lectures

  • Go to ‘zoom.us’ through your web browser.
  • On the top right side, select “Sign In”.

Enter your login credentials.

On the top right side, select “My Account”.

  • Highlighted in red – on the left side panel, under “Personal”, select “Recordings”.
  • Select “Save to Cloud” following instructions on the “Cloud Recordings” page.
Please Note: After the meeting, captions will be created for paid accounts (Zoom Pro).

Highlighted in red – on the left side panel, under “Personal”, select “Settings”.

Select “In-Meeting (Advanced)”.

Highlighted in red – enable “Closed Captioning”.

Enable Auto-Generated Captions for Uploaded Videos

Microsoft Stream

  • Upload a video for which you want to enable autogenerated captions.
  • If the video is already uploaded, go to the Edit video page.

Highlighted in red – in the Details section, select a supported language.

  • On the Options tab, ensure 'Autogenerate captions' is selected (checkbox red/pink colour).
  • This setting won't be available if you have selected a non-supported language.

Stream will automatically begin generating captions. Learn more about autogenerated captions for Microsoft Stream Videos


Faculty Presentations

Accommodation Request

If you are unsure how to proceed with an accommodation request, please contact Rose-Marie Nigli at accessibilityservice [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: Tyndale%20University%20-%20Faculty%20Accommodation%20Request%20) .