NOTE: Spring 2018 exam submissions (including accommodated) must be entered and exams uploaded to RegisterBlast at least 7 days prior to the first test date. Hand-delivered or emailed exams are no longer accepted.
- Please keep in mind that the space in the Testing Services computer lab is limited which requires that appointments be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- We can provide a “reduced distraction” testing environment, but not a “distraction free” one.
- Staff is not available to proctor outside of Testing Services.
Faculty exam submission and responsibilities
- Login into your RegisterBlast Professor Module account, to create your accommodated exam submission request. Follow the instructions to attach the exam.
- If you have not created a professor account in RegisterBlast, you must do so before you may proceed.
- Your account must be approved by Testing Services. This may take a few days depending on the volume of requests.
- Exam submission request options
- Enter the standard time allotted for an exam without accommodations. Testing Services will reference the Disability Resource Center database for the student’s approved accommodations and make the appropriate adjustments to the length of the exam.
- Include the student’s email address and phone number in your request.
- If you are using a password for your standard-time online course, be sure to create a different password for the accommodated students. This will ensure that a standard-time student is unable to select an extended-time exam,
for instance, in Blackboard.
- Remember to refer to Testing Services’ hours of operation prior to submitting an exam request.
- Upload your exam and reference materials to RegisterBlast. We no longer accept emailed or hand-delivered exams.
- Their UA Little Rock email address will be used for communication.
- Their exam will be administered by remote proctoring using RPnow only, within the Testing Services computer lab only, or that they have the option to use either.
- The student will be contacted by Testing Services to schedule an appointment, after your exam submission is received.
- If the student is not contacted by Testing Services, instruct him/her to contact Testing Services. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 501.569.3198
- Refer the student(s) to the Disability Resource Center website for additional information.
Faculty members must not schedule appointments. Accommodated appointments are made by Testing Services. Testing Services will contact the student after your accommodated exam submission request has been received.
Other testing options
- You may permit students to use Remote Proctor Now.
- This option allows students to test in the convenience of their own homes, any time, day or night.
- RPnow requires an internet connection, webcam, and microphone.
- Security monitoring is provided as well as online and phone support, 24/7.
- RPnow is compatible with many different online course delivery systems such as: MyAccountingLab, MyMathLab, MyPsychLab, Blackboard, Pearson MyLab, Cengage, Wiley, McGraw Hill Connect, and any LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) platform.
- Students testing remotely must not make an appointment in RegisterBlast (the online appointment scheduler). RegisterBlast appointments are for students testing within the computer lab.
Testing within your department or college
There may be situations where it is preferable or necessary to administer exams within your department. These include:
- Exams that are not paper/pencil or online (such as ASL, oral exams, piano, lab).
- Specialized software is needed for the exam.
- The professor needs to be physically available during the exam.
- The course is off campus (such as Bowen or Benton).
- Testing Services does not have space available at the needed time.
If this is the case, please follow the procedure for Accommodated Exams in Academic Departments.
An inclusive approach
There is a more inclusive approach for students to demonstrate their mastery of the course material than just utilizing exams. This approach has the benefit of not having to set-up a separate testing situation for students with disabilities. Let the DRC know if you would like to discuss these options further, or if you would like to make such changes to your course design.
Disability Resource Center contact:
Access Consultant – Technology
Testing Services contact:
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue
Student Services Center, room 315
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Note: Emails from a Yahoo account cannot be received. UA Little Rock’s server blocks them. Any other email provider is acceptable.