Support and Hours
Adaptive Educational Services (AES) is a resource for the campus community, especially during the transition to online delivery of course content. During spring break (3/16 – 3/20) you can reach AES staff at email@example.com or 317-274-3241. From 3/23 until 4/3, AES hours will be from 9:00 to 3:00. Please consider contacting AES via email or telephone as your first option.
The Adaptive Educational Services testing center will close with the last exam on Friday, March 13th and will remain closed until at least Monday, April 6th. Any quizzes or exams scheduled during that period will be cancelled. This is the result of a campus directive.
- Students: Please contact your instructor for more information about contingency plans. Only your instructor can answer questions about what you can do about the cancelled exam(s).
- Faculty: Please consider using an alternative assessment, such as a paper, a presentation, or an online quiz/exam that would allow for additional resources (e.g. open-book). Alternatively, you can reschedule the exam for a time after we return to face-to-face instruction. Please note that there is no guarantee that IUPUI will return to face-to-face instruction this semester. If this does happen, the demand for testing times will be very high and will likely exceed the available spaces. This will require maximum flexibility regarding the time window allowed for assessment. Also, please refer to your students’ list of accommodations. Some students have approval for a reader and/or a scribe during exams. If this is the case, please contact AES so we can assist.
We encourage all faculty to
- Provide lecture notes to all students in advance of class
- Offer multiple means of expression regarding assessment of learning (i.e. paper, presentation, video, etc.)
- Make ALL materials accessible in an electronic format
- Caption ALL audio ncontent
Faculty Teaching a Deaf Student
As you convert your course to an online format, Adaptive Educational Services can help you meet your responsibility to make all of your content accessible. The available options depend upon whether you online course will have a synchronous component or not.
- If you have a synchronous audio component, contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange for either online ASL interpreting or Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) services. We will need to know the course title, number, and class day/time.
- If you have a completely asynchronous format that includes audio, contact our partners at the Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers (ATAC) to arrange for closed captioning. You can request captioning from the ATAC Faculty Request Page.
- If you have audio content, some of which will be synchronous and some of which will be asynchronous, you can will need to contact both AES and ATAC as described above.
Faculty Teaching a Blind Student
During this transition from face-to-face instruction to online delivery, Adaptive Educational Services is available to assist you. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the student’s accommodations or course accessibility issues. We can help coordinate the scheduling of the student’s auxiliary aid once we know if you will have any synchronous online sessions.