Faculty Accommodation Responsibilities

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."

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.

To do this in Moodle, go to your course. Click on the test/exam you want to add extra time (found in the course weekly breakdown).

On the exam page, click on the "gear" icon on the right. And then select "User overrides".

On the Override page, select the students that needs accommodations and increase the duration on the "Time limit" field. Then, click on "Save".

Closed Captions

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


How To enable closed captioning for recorded zoom lectures. Login to Zoom through your web browser by going to ‘zoom.us’ and clicking the “sign in” button on the top right of the screen.Image of  the Zoom webpage main screen

Type your login credentials to their respective place. Screenshot of Zoom Login webpage, highlighted in red

Once you’ve logged into your account, select the “my account” button at the top right of your screen. Screenshot  Zoom webpage with My Account highlighted in red, in the top right corner of the screen

Select the ‘Recordings’ tab found on the left side of the screen, under the ‘Personal’ tab (highlighted in red). Screenshot of Zoom webpage account menu on the left side of the screen. The Recordings tab is highlighted in red.

Select ‘Save to Cloud’ following instructions on the cloud recording page (seen in the previous image). Please note captions will be created for paid accounts (Zoom Pro) after the meeting. Next, select the ‘Settings’ tab found on the left side of the screen, under the ‘Personal’ tab (highlighted in red). Screenshot of Zoom account webpage, with the Settings tab highlighted in blue and red on the left side of the screen.

Click on ‘In-Meeting (Advanced)’Screenshot of Zoom webpage with the In Meeting option highlighted slightly left of the center of the screen.

Enable ‘Closed Captioning’ (highlighted in red).Screenshot of Zoom webpage with Select Closed Captions highlighted in red at the bottom of the screen




Enabling Autogenerated Captions for your Uploaded Videos on 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.Screenshot of Microsoft Streams icon found on the left side of the screen. Accessing Streams after logging into Outlook.

Screenshot of Streams Create Content, Upload Video feature highlighted in red .In the Details section, select a supported language. (highlighted in red)Screenshot of Select Language  option highlighted in red.On the Options tab, make sure 'Autogenerate captions' is selected (checkbox red/pink colour). This setting won't be available if you have selected a non-supported language. Screenshot of Auto-generate captions option  Stream will automatically begin generating captions.Screenshot of Streams Publish option highlighted in red.


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.

Accommodation Request Questions

If you are unsure how to proceed with an accommodation request, please contact Amanda Ramkishun at accessibilityservice [at] tyndale [dot] ca.