Online Faculty and Staff ADA Training

The Learning Center is committed to providing faculty and staff with accessible training opportunities relevant to federal disability law as it applies to higher education. In addition to the annual online Compliance Training which is required of all faculty and staff by the Office of Human Resources, the videos below may be accessed at any time.

ADA and Accessibility Training Videos

It is recommended that all faculty, including adjunct professors, watch all of the videos below either individually or during departmental meetings. Please feel free to reach out to the Learning Center Director by emailing or calling 770-534-6134 if you would like to ask questions or discuss additional training opportunities.

Please Note: When viewing the videos below, simply click on the “CC” located on the bottom right corner of each video in order to activate closed captioning.

Disability Federal Law Overview:

ADA Reasonable Accommodations Overview:

ADA Accommodations Procedures for Students:

ADA Accommodations Information and Procedures for Faculty:

ADA Accommodations Scenarios for Faculty:

Service & Emotional Support Animals:

Extending time in Canvas

“How do I add extended time to online tests for students who have accommodations in Canvas? Can the Learning Center add extra time in Canvas?”

Great question! Learning Center staff cannot add extended time to your tests in your Canvas courses. The IT HelpDesk can assist you in doing so, but the professor should be the one to add extended time per the student’s letter of accommodations in Canvas.


  1. Click on the Quiz/Test to which you need to add extended time.

  2. Look up at the top right-hand side of your screen. You will see “Moderate Quiz.” Click on “Moderate Quiz.”

  3. Once inside Moderate Quiz, you will see a list of student names. Click the box next to the student’s name for whom you need to add extra time.

  4. Once you select the student’s name, you will be prompted with a dialogue box that gives you the option to add “Extra Attempts” and “Extra Time.” You do not need to add extra attempts so leave that box blank. On the “Extra Time” box you will need to add the extra minutes. Most students are awarded 1.5 time (it is rare for a student to be awarded double-time). For example, if the class gets 60 minutes to complete the test, you would add 30 minutes in the “Extra Time” box for a student whose letter of accommodations states “Extended time on all tests (1.5 time).”

  5. Click “Save” in order to save this extra time setting and then you are done! You will be able to see the extra time added underneath the student’s name if you go back into “Moderate Quiz” at any time in the future.

IMPORTANT: It is critical that you only add the extra time for the students who have letters of accommodation. Please DO NOT change the overall time setting to add extra time for the entire class. You must use this method described above in order to maintain compliance with ADA. Adding extra time for the entire class does not meet ADA guidelines.

*Please email the Learning Center Director if you would like to receive a PowerPoint presentation via email with step-by-step visual instructions.