Accommodations in Ultra




This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.


About Accommodations

Accommodations for a student are set via the Roster.  Once set, accommodations apply to all assessments in the course. Accommodations can affect due dates, by never marking a student's submission as late, or the time limit, by providing extra or unlimited time for assessments with a timer. 

Accommodations differ from:
  • an Exception (an exception gives a student an exception on a specific test or assignment, such as completing the activity after the due date, whereas an accommodation applies to all graded activities).
  • an Exemption(exempts the student from having to complete an assessment entirely)
  • Release Conditions (releases the availability of content items to a student or a group of students)

The Accommodations Panel

On the Roster page, click the 3 dots by the desired student's name, then select Accommodations -- this opens the Accommodates side panel for the student:

In the panel, select the accommodations needed for the student:

Due date accommodation: Students with this accommodation will never have their work marked late.

Time limit accommodation: Students with a time limit accommodation are given more time to finish their work during timed assessments. After you select this accommodation, specify any percentage of extra time that is needed to honor a time-limit accommodation.

Accommodations granularity settings using time percentages successful example

Accommodations granularity settings showing an error example with an invalid value

A student with the "Unlimited time" accommodation never sees the time limit for the assessment. No time limit may reduce the pressure or anxiety that comes with coursework.

Students with accommodations appear with a purple flag icon next to their names. The icon appears in the Gradebook and roster. Students don't see the accommodations you've added.

When you choose to grade with student names hidden, no indication of students with accommodations is shown.

The icon also appears next to names in discussions. The due date accommodation is the only one that applies. The time limit accommodation doesn't apply.

The number of accommodations you've made appears in the settings for graded course items such as assignments and tests. Select the link to view the accommodations. Select View Roster to make changes.

Add or Delete a Time Limit Accommodation

After students have started their submissions and you add or delete a time limit accommodation, you'll receive a warning. Time limits for previously submitted work will update.

When you delete a time limit accommodation, previously submitted work for timed assessments may then be marked late by the system.

Add or Delete a Due Date Accommodation

In the Gradebook, students with a due date accommodation may submit work any time after the due date for no penalty. After the due date, you won't see "late" labels in the Gradebook student list.

If you delete the due date accommodation for a student and the due date has passed for an assessment, the late label is applied.

Time Limit Accommodation + Time Limit

If students have a time limit accommodation and you allow more time to complete an assessment in the settings, the times are combined.


You add a time limit of 10 minutes to an assessment. You allow 50% extra time to complete the assessment. Each student has 15 minutes total time.

Student A has a time limit accommodation of 50% extra time.

Student A:

15 minutes to complete the test based on the time limit offered to the whole class

Then, 50% more time based on the accommodation: 8 minutes

Total: 23 minutes to complete the assessment

Though this student receives a message when the final 8 minutes begins, this work is NOT marked as received after the time limit.

If you delete Student A's time limit accommodation after the student submits work, the work may be marked late by the system.

Accommodations and Groups

If students with accommodations are in a group, all students in that group inherit the accommodation for that item. For example, you create a group assignment and one group member has a due date accommodation. That group's work isn't marked late if they submit after the due date.

At this time, you can't add a time limit to group work.






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