Accessibility Tips

Some students, who are registered with the Access and Support Centre (ASC), require extra time to take a quiz.


Solution

You can use D2L's Add Users to Special Access feature to extend quiz times for those students.

Add users to special access button
Blind and low vision learners may not be able to take a quiz that uses the LockDown browser.
Note: If you practice Universal Design for Learning, it is best to avoid using the LockDown Browser.
lockdown browser tab
Sometimes blind and low vision students need to cut and paste text from a quiz into a program that converts text into speech. Because Respondus LockDown Browser literally "locks down" the entire computer, no external program (including text-to-speech software) can be used.

Solution

If you use Lockdown Browser, you can create a second version of the quiz (one that does not require LockDown Browser) and use D2L's special access function to restrict it to only your blind and low vision learners.
  1. Click Quizzes in the NavBar
  2. Copy the quiz, using the following settings:
    1. Uncheck Hide from Users
    2. Check Edit Quiz after copy completes
      copy quiz checkboxes
  3. Use the Special Access feature to allow only specific students to see your copied quiz
Note: You may have to hand enter quiz grades into your D2L gradebook. Contact the DC Connect team if you would like to discuss other options for managing your gradebook.

Blind and low vision learners may have difficulty with matching questions.

Note: If you practice Universal Design for Learning, it is best to avoid using Matching Questions.

With this question type, students match items in one list with items in a second list.

matching question example

Sighted learners can visually track both lists, what items they have paired, and what items still require pairs. Blind and low vision learners have to independently remember the options and the matches.

The Disable right click setting can prevent blind and low vision students from taking a quiz.

Note: If you practice Universal Design for Learning, it is best to avoid using the disable right click setting.

Sometimes students need to cut and paste text from a quiz into a program that converts text into speech. Disabling right click prevents students from using the right mouse button, which opens a menu that includes options students need to copy quiz text.

disable right click setting crossed out

The benefits of using disable right click are limited, and only apply in a proctored setting. It is is ineffective in some Internet browsers and students can always take a picture of their screen using a separate phone or tablet.

Some students take quizzes in a testing center where they have access to assistive technologies and people.

If you know the IP address for your classroom's router, you can create an IP Restriction to require students be in the classroom physically to take their quiz.

I P Restriction Settings

Adding an IP Restriction will prevent students who use specialized testing centers from being able to access the quiz.


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