SDS testing for Fall 2021 starts Wednesday, September 8, 2021 and ends on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
- For ONLINE courses: Students with SDS approved testing accommodations should make testing arrangements directly with their instructors. Faculty can set extended time in Blackboard and other online testing platforms. Contact SDS if a scribe or other alternatives needs to be arranged.
- Remember: all test bookings in SDS must be made at least 2 business days in advance of the time you intend to take the test in SDS.
Fall 2021 Accommodated Testing HoursMonday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00pm Evening hours for Fall 2021: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00- 6:30 PM. *If no tests are scheduled by the 2 business day deadline, evening testing hours will not occur.
To schedule a test in Accommodate:
Click on the icon under “Student Accommodate Login” located at the top of the SDS webpage menu. This will log you into Accommodate. If you are using a screen-reader, click now.
- On the Accommodate main page, click on the left side menu item “Testing Room“.
- Click on the button (bottom left) that says “New Booking Request”.
- Choose the course for which you want to schedule the test from the course pull-down menu.
- Click “Select” to choose the date you want to schedule the test. Leave the building and room boxes blank. Follow any on-screen directions that apply to you.
- Scroll down to click on the “Refine Results” button.
- On the right of the screen, see the times and rooms listed under your date. Click on the room number next to the time you want to start your test.
- In the “Exam Booking” pop-up window,
- Enter your instructor’s name in the Professor text box (e.g., “Dr. Sandy Smith” or “Stephen Doe”).
- Click “yes” or “no” if your test time will overlap with the time the rest of the class is taking it.
- If “no”, indicate whether you have received written permission from your professor to take your test at a different time than the class. If yes, students must send a copy of the instructor’s approval email to disAbility@umbc.edu.
- When requesting an alternate time or date for testing than when the rest of the class is taking the exam, you must email your faculty member with the date and time you wish to schedule the test, give the instructor an explanation of why you need to take the test at a different time, and request an approval/confirmation.
- Receiving instructor approval for alternate testing dates or times is the responsibility of the examinee/student. If you are unable to reach your instructor after multiple attempts, please ask SDS staff for assistance in contacting your instructor. If you have concerns about contacting your instructor, please contact your disability specialist for assistance.
- In the “Notes” box on the booking request, please include anything else SDS should know about your exam, such as needing specialized software (Jaws), a large print exam or magnification, a reader, a scribe, etc...
- Click “Submit Request.”
If you are experiencing difficulties scheduling exams or have questions regarding accommodated testing, please contact us at 410-455-2459 or disAbility@umbc.edu.*We recommend that each time you schedule an accommodated test or quiz in SDS, you notify/remind your instructors.*