Exam Information


  • Share your accommodation memo with your professors. If you need another copy of your memo, please contact our office, and we can email it to you for forwarding electronically to your professors.
  • Be aware that some accommodations apply to online classes and some do not.
  • If you are approved for extra test time, please request that your professor extend the timer for your online exams.
  • If you are approved for exams in audio format, please download the FREE reading software Natural Reader. This will enable your exam to be read aloud by your computer. 


  • Please review accommodation memos received from students. Any questions related to how these accommodations will be delivered online can be sent to the Office of Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu.
  • Be aware that some accommodations apply to online classes and some do not. 
  • Since all assessments are online, you will need to utilize the Canvas accessibility tools to proctor your own exams; and, if audio format is needed, LockDown browser cannot be used as it does not allow the reading software to open.

Providing Accommodations for Online Exams:

  1. Extra test time – In Canvas, professors extend the timer for students with disabilities who have this approved accommodation. If professors need assistance with extending the timer for a particular student, they can contact the Center for Faculty Excellence at 419-372-6898.
  2. Exams in audio format or read aloud – If a student is eligible for this accommodation, professors need to ensure that the exam posted on Canvas does not have LockDown Browser in use. LockDown conflicts with the online reading software that students utilize for online exams.