Accommodations for Students
Accommodations are a roster tool that let instructors adjust course settings for individual students, such as giving extra time on all timed assessments.
Use Cases for Accommodations
Accommodations in Blackboard Ultra are set once and then apply automatically to all relevant future assessments in the Blackboard course, and are designed to address ongoing student needs such as a learning disability.
If you want to make a one-time change that does not repeat or apply to any future assessments, see the page on Exceptions and Exemptions instead.
Setting an Accommodation for a Student
Add student accommodations from the Roster, or the Gradebook student list view by clicking the three dot menu (...) next to the student's name. A panel will open where you can set a due date or time limit accommodation:
- Due date accommodation: Students with a due date accommodation may submit work any time after the due date for no penalty. Students with this accommodation will never have their work marked late.
- Time limit accommodation: Students with a time limit accommodation have a 'percentage of extra time' that you define to finish their work during timed assessments. For example, if the exam has a time limit of 30 minutes, a student with an accommodation of 50% extra time (aka time-and-a-half) will have 45 minutes to complete the assessment. A student with an accommodation of 100% extra time (aka double time) will have 60 minutes to complete the assessment.
A student with an accommodation(s) set will appear with a purple banner icon next to their names in both the roster and gradebook.
Other instructors and TAs can see the accommodations flag in the course roster. Students cannot see accommodations you have assigned.