Accommodate HQ

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Accommodate HQ is a powerful integration that provides instructors with the capability to easily accommodate the special needs of learners, such as extended time, additional days, or extra attempts, all from a centralized location. With Accommodate HQ, the process of managing accommodations becomes more efficient, allowing instructors to monitor permissions granted with ease.

Key Features

Accommodate HQ empowers instructors by offering a range of features to accommodate students' unique needs:

  1. Centralized Access: Instructors can grant special access to one or more students for assignments, quizzes, surveys, or discussions without the need to navigate through every assignment in a course. This centralized access simplifies the accommodation process, saving you valuable time.

  2. Extra Time: Quickly give students extra time or attempts across all quizzes without tedious repetition.

  3. Extended Deadlines: Easily extend due dates, "available from" dates, and "available until" dates for select students across every assignment in the course. This feature ensures that learners have the extra time they require to succeed.

  4. Deadline Removal: If necessary, instructors can completely remove deadlines to accommodate learners who require more time without the pressure of due dates.

  5. Individualized Accommodations: Accommodate the needs of different students by entering unique dates for individuals or groups, ensuring that each learner receives tailored support.

How to Use Accommodate HQ

To make the most of Accommodate HQ, follow these simple steps:

  1. Access Accommodate HQ: Log in to your Canvas course and locate the Accommodate HQ app near the bottom of your course navigation. It should be readily available for all your courses.

  2. Select Assignment or Student: Choose the assignment, quiz, survey, or discussion for which you wish to grant accommodations. Alternatively, select a student.

  3. Specify Accommodations: Set the specific accommodations for individual students or groups. This can include extending quiz time, allowing extra attempts, extending due dates, modifying availability dates, or removing deadlines.

  4. Save Changes: Ensure to save your changes, and the accommodations will take effect immediately for the selected students.

  5. Monitor Accommodations: Use Accommodate HQ to monitor the accommodations granted and make adjustments as needed throughout the semester. If you create new assignments, you'll need to use the tool again to ensure all accommodations are applied.

Learn More

Use the following guides from the vendor to get started with Accommodate HQ:

Setting Special Access - By Assignment

Setting Special Access - Global, by Student


Accommodate HQ is a valuable tool that simplifies the process of accommodating students with special needs in your Canvas courses. With its user-friendly interface and centralized access, instructors can efficiently grant accommodations, extending deadlines or modifying access dates to ensure that each student has an equitable learning experience. By utilizing Accommodate HQ, you can contribute to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

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