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The DR Instructor Portal is designed for instructors to easily view and manage accommodation requests for students with disabilities. By logging in, faculty members are able to:

  • View a list of all students with accommodations in their course(s)
  • Search and sort students by course
  • Search students by type of accommodation/eligibility
  • View notification of accommodations letters for students
  • Complete and view testing agreements for exams proctored at DR (currently on hold; please see update for Spring 2021)
  • View class notes provided for students receiving note taking assistance

Please note that emails from the Portal will come from Accessible Information Management, noreply@shasta.accessiblelearning.com. Please add this email to your address book or create an email filter to avoid missing important messages from us.

How to Use the DR Instructor Portal

View Your Students’ Accommodations and Notification of Accommodations Letters

Overview

The DR Instructor Portal is designed for instructors to easily view and manage accommodation requests for students with disabilities.

  • Only students registered with Disability Resources can request accommodations.
  • Disability Resources will always notify instructors regarding students’ accommodations through the notification of accommodations letter.
  • If students request accommodations that are not included in the letter, or if a student who requests accommodations has not provided a notification of accommodations letter, contact Disability Resources.
  • If you’re unsure how to implement an accommodation, we’re happy to help.

Accessing the Portal

To access the DR Instructor Portal, log in with your UR net ID and password.

The Instructor Authentication Page that follows is a reminder about confidentiality. Select Continue to View Student Accommodations.

Viewing Student Accommodations and Notification of Accommodations Letters

The Overview page lists students who have made an accommodation request in one of the classes you teach. This list also identifies which of the most common accommodations a student has requested (i.e. EXAM for testing accommodations; NOTE for notetaking accommodations).

To read an individual notification of accommodations letter, select View next to the student’s name on the accompanying line.

Screenshot of DR Instructor Portal Overview page

On the left-hand side of the Overview page, you can also select an accommodation category, which will display the students who have requested these accommodations.

Screenshot of DR Instructor Portal Menu


Searching for Students by Accommodation Type

If you have lots of students, you can search for a specific accommodation by selecting Search Students’ Eligibilities > Expand the Advanced Search Panel.

Select a specific accommodation and click Search. Doing so will pull up a list of students and their emails.

Screenshot of DR Instructor Portal Student Search Panel

Questions?

We’re happy to help! Call (585) 276-5075, email disability@rochester.edu, or come see us in Taylor Hall. 

View and Make Arrangements for Students' Accommodated Exams

Update for Spring 2021

The Office of Disability Resources is currently providing a limited amount of proctoring via Zoom only.
Given this, instructors will need to make their own arrangements for student accommodations whenever possible. Faculty are required to provide all accommodations listed on the accommodation letter, including a reduced distraction location for in-person exams. You can find a list of your students with accommodations through the DR Instructor Portal, and our access coordinators are available to consult on individual student accommodation questions. We also have some faculty guidance on our website.

Please contact disability@rochester.edu if you have any questions or would like to discuss further.

The DR Instructor Portal is designed for instructors to easily view and manage testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.

Accessing the Portal

To access the DR Instructor Portal, log in with your UR net ID and password.

The Instructor Authentication Page is a reminder about confidentiality. Select Continue to View Student Accommodations.


Specifying Your Alternative Testing Preferences

Select Alternative Testing from the left-hand menu.

Screenshot of DR Instructor Portal menu

Option 1

If you will be proctoring your own exams, or if your class does not have exams, make the appropriate selection and click Confirm.

Screenshot of DR Instructor Portal "proctoring own exams" option

Option 2

If you would like Disability Resources to proctor your exams, submit an Alternative Testing Agreement, which provides our office with your proctoring instructions, including the best way to contact you and/or your TA for questions during the exam, standard class time, allowed materials, and other instructions for our proctors.

The Agreement is required for students to test with Disability Resources.

Screenshot of DR Instructor Portal option to complete Testing Agreement

You only need to submit one Alternative Testing Agreement per course per semester, even if you have multiple students in your course using testing accommodations.

If you’ve already completed the Agreement by following the link provided in the notification of accommodations letter, you don’t need to complete it again within the online portal.

Screenshot of DR Instructor Portal Testing Agreement form


Reviewing Your Students’ Exam Requests

If you have selected Option 2, you can then use the portal to view a list of exam requests that your students have submitted. Next to each exam request is the option to Upload Exam.

Screenshot of DR Instructor Portal upload exam option

When you upload the exam, you can use the Same Exams for Everyone option to indicate if the exam should be used only by that specific student, or for everyone scheduled to take an exam with Disability Resources.

Note: If you receive the message Unable to Find Courses in Current Term when you select Alternative Testing, it means that students have not yet made any exam requests for your course. Please keep in mind this may change as the semester progresses.


Questions?

We’re happy to help! Call (585) 276-5075, email disability@rochester.edu, or come see us in Taylor Hall.