Test Proctoring & Alternative Formatting
Information for Test Proctoring
The Disability and Accessibility Services (DAS) office may provide test accommodations for students registered with our office. This may mean you qualify to use our space for a distraction reduced testing area or for extended testing time.
Please note our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are registered with the DAS office this term and have been provided testing accommodations which your professor cannot provide for you.
We are located at 19000 Hubbard Drive. Our office is on the second floor in room 262 Fairlane Center North.
Our testing office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and university recognized study days.
All exam requests require ONE WEEK (7 day) advance notice with the exception for final exams which will be due earlier than one week.
For example: you have an exam next Friday you must request proctoring the Friday before.
If you are registered this term, you will need to follow the Student Test Proctoring Request Guide to send in your request at least one week in advance for every in-person course your professor cannot provide your accommodations for.
You will fill out a separate test request using this DAS Test Proctoring Request form for each exam/quiz you wish to take with our office. Within the secure form you will choose your course, give a test name, enter the date of the exam with DAS office, the start time with DAS, tell us how long the class receives for the exam (Time class receives) and select at least one accommodation needed during your exam. The list will pull your available testing accommodations for this term.
For online courses remind your professors in advance that your additional time is built within those online quizzes and exams (at least 3 days in advance). You will not submit a test request with our office for online exams.
If a student requests to use their test accommodations for in person classes and you cannot provide the accommodations, they will need to submit a test proctoring request via our DAS Test Proctoring Request form. The form link is provided to our students when they register with our office. We request at least one week's notice for testing appointments.
Once we receive this form, you will be sent an email titled ACTION Required - Review Test Proctoring Request for Case #########. When you receive this email, you will notice a link to click. Please click this link, where you will find a secure platform to answer needed questions about proctoring the exam. An option to upload the exam is also provided. Without your approval, within 48 hours of the requested exam date, we will cancel the student’s test request with our office, so please click the link as soon as possible and complete the required questions. Please complete the test request questions, even if you choose not to upload the exam at that time.
To provide the exam to the Disability and Accessibility Services Testing Center, choose one of the following methods:
- Upload the test via Salesforce
- Physically bring the test to 262 Fairlane Center North
- Email the test to email@example.com
If you make a mistake and need to change information on the link you submitted, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Test proctoring services location and testing hours:
- Location: 262 Fairlane Center North
- Phone: 313-593-5310
- Testing Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
If you need further information or help, please call us at 313-593-5310 or email email@example.com
You can also view our Faculty Test Proctoring Verification Form Guide for more information on filling out the form.
You can call our office at 313-593-5310 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2023 final exam test proctoring requests are due by Tuesday, November 28th and are scheduled on the following days:
- Monday, December 11
- Tuesday, December 12
- Wednesday, December 13
- Thursday, December 14
- Friday, December 15
Review our Fall 2023 Final Exam Announcement for more information.
If you have any questions contact our office at email@example.com.
DAS Test Proctoring Request Tutorial
Alternative Formatting Process
Alternative Media is the term applied to required course material such as textbooks, electronic documents, and other printed materials which the student needs converted into an accessible format, either a PDF or word document. Students with documented disabilities such as a visual impairment, reading or other learning disability, attention deficit disorder, or physical disability, which makes reading and understanding standard print difficult or impossible, may be eligible for an accommodation of alternative text format.
Eligible students must first be registered with our Disability and Accessibility Services on campus. Approval for alternative text formats is based on your interactive process meeting with our Disability and Accessibility Services Coordinator and proper medical documentation.
Students must request from the Disability and Accessibility Services office all reading materials needed for classes each semester.
- Purchase their own copy (copies) of the books needed.
- Submit the Alternative Book Format Request Form by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a copy of your book receipt(s).
- Provide a copy of your syllabus for each course requiring alternative formats.
- Next staff will get back to you and let you know if you need to bring your physical book(s) to 262 Fairlane Center North.
- Share with the Disability and Accessibility Services office any inaccessible course materials (articles, pdfs, PowerPoints) that need to be converted to a text format.
The DAS office will verify that students who request alternative formats are eligible to receive the accommodation.
Once verified the DAS office will acquire or create an alternative format of the book(s) requested.
- Locate or procure an alternative format from the book publisher
- If DAS cannot obtain one, we send your physical book out to have the spine removed
- Scan your physical book to create PDF files. (Note our PDF’s do not provide read out loud capabilities)
- Rebind student’s textbook and notify them their book(s) are available for pick up.
- Create Microsoft Word documents for the textbook files we created if requested so they can read aloud to students.
- Send to student sections needed through their umich email and/or umich M+ Google Drive account based off class syllabi schedule.
Securing alternative formats is often time-consuming. All requested materials are processed on a first-come first-serve basis. Therefore, students who use alternative media are encouraged to make alternate format requests prior to the beginning of the semester. This may require communicating with professors before the start of classes.
NOTE: Rented textbooks are accepted for alternative formatting requests, however be aware you will not be able to return the book(s) to the University of Michigan Dearborn bookstore or to other sources if we have to cut and scan the textbooks.
Adaptive Equipment on Campus
The following is a list of some of the adaptive technology available on the campus:
Mardigian Library - One station on the ground floor computers is dedicated for use by persons with disabilities. It has an adjustable stand with screen enlarger and screen reader software.
College of Business Labs (FCS) - The computer labs for Business students each have one computer with screen enlarger and screen reader software.
CASL Building - Computer labs for student use have Zoom Text, a screen enlarger software available in all labs.