Distance and Online Education (DOE) can support many but not all types of student accommodation requests.
Accommodations administered by DOE
DOE can proctor assessments where students need the following accommodations:
- reduced distraction environment
- extended time
- frequent breaks
- access to food/drink/medications
- access to physical or memory aids
For more information about each accommodation listed above visit: https://sds.studentlife.uiowa.edu/accommodations
North Campus Test Center
The North Campus Test Center (NCTC) is our primary on-campus test center. Students in any type of University of Iowa course can complete both online or paper exams with accommodations at NCTC. Use the Proctored Exams Portal in ICON to arrange for students with exam accommodations to test at the North Campus Test Center.
Honorlock provides on-demand virtual proctoring for online exams only. Students with reduced distraction and/or extended time accommodations may choose to use Honorlock instead of the test center, as the platform allows students to select the testing environment.
- Honorlock is only available for sections with the online delivery mode in MAUI.
- Honorlock is compatible with adaptive equipment.
New Summer 2022. Student Disability Services has integrated their exam processes, and exam scheduling, into the Proctored Exams Portal in ICON. Letters of Accommodations (LOAs) no longer need to be forwarded to our team.
SDS accommodations that students have elected to use in each section will display in the Proctored Exams Portal. Faculty can view those accommodations and set up a proctored exam request for their students at the North Campus Test Center (W216 CB) or Student Disability Services Test Center (141 UCC) via the portal. Then, students will enter the portal and select from among the available times at the test center.
If the exam is administered online, then extended time should be added to the exam in the Quizzes page on ICON. See instructions below. If you are teaching a section with the online delivery mode in MAUI, adding extended time to online exams can be completed either by you or by Exam Services staff. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org/319-384-4800 for assistance.