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Faculty AIM and Resources

Student Accessibility Services is committed to assisting York College faculty and instructors in supporting students' accommodation needs. The AIM system allows professors a streamlined way to view accommodations, submit tests, and provide exam instructions as needed.

Faculty can access AIM using their YCP username and password.

For more information about how to use AIM, or to be added to our 10-minute Canvas instructional course, please email sastest@ycp.edu.

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Accessibility Guidance for Faculty

  • Introduction to AIM

    Getting started with the AIM system is an essential first step in working with student accommodations. 

    Video | Instructor Introduction to AIM (1:27)

    Faculty AIM quick reference, 1 page

    Spring 2023 Faculty AIM Slide Presentation Deck from Zoom

    Fall 2022 Faculty AIM Zoom recording

  • Submitting a Testing Agreement

    If you have a student in your course who requires testing accommodations, you will need to submit a test agreement to the AIM system. 

    Video | Submitting a Testing Agreement (3:39)

  • Submitting Exam Instructions

    Students who use the Testing Center to take exams for your course are subject to the same guidelines as those who sit for the test in a classroom environment. By providing us with information about what is allowed or forbidden during your tests (e.g., open-book tests, notes allowed, etc.), you can ensure that students both with and without accommodations have an equitable test-taking experience.

    Video | Submitting Exam Instructions (2:18)

    For online assessment, please implement the extended time accommodation for eligible students.  The Testing Center is not aware when you are offering online assessments so we cannot facilitate this request.

  • VidGrid and How to Add Captioning in a VidGrid Video

    VidGrid is a screen recording and lecture-capture tool available to YCP members. You can record actions on your screen, yourself via webcam, or both at one time. Your videos are hosted on VidGrid and can be edited, closed captioned, and embedded in Canvas.

    Log in at app.vidgrid.com or MyYCP.

    Video | How to Add Captioning in a VidGrid Video

  • Zoom and How to Add Transcription and Captioning in Zoom

    Zoom provides faculty, staff, and students with the opportunity to connect in a virtual environment. Captioning Zoom calls/webinars and providing transcriptions helps to make this tool as accessible as possible for everyone. 

    Log in at ycp.zoom.us or MyYCP.

    Zoom Canvas Training

  • Course and Material Accessibility

    Faculty members are legally responsible for providing accommodations requested for the student through AIM, but are also required to maintain the fundamental requirements of their course for ALL students. Contact SAS for guidance if you feel an accommodation may alter the fundamentals of a course.

  • Recommended Syllabus Statement

    Student Accessibility Services recommends that all professors, faculty, and instructors include the following statement on their course syllabi.

    York College of Pennsylvania offers a variety of academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities to ensure their success. To request accommodations, please contact Student Accessibility Services at (717) 815.1717 or sas@ycp.edu . Student Accessibility Services will discuss the confidential process of requesting accessibility services and establish the accommodations for which the student is eligible.

    It is suggested you add the following statement to your course syllabus or online classroom to notify students that your class lectures may be recorded by students eligible for accommodations through Student Accessibility Services:
    There is a possibility that during this course, classroom lectures may be recorded in accordance with York College of Pennsylvania policies for Student Accessibility Services.

    York College of Pennsylvania suggests the following statements be used on your course syllabus and each exam that you intend to utilize Honorlock. Honorlock for remote assessment can be requested by Professors for individual courses through LTS.

    Honorlock is a proctoring tool that your professor will use to monitor and deliver your online exams. Before taking an Honorlock proctored exam, each student should review the Honorlock for Students Canvas Course. Honorlock is available 24/7. To take an online exam with Honorlock, you will need a computer, a working webcam, and a stable Internet connection. In addition, you must use the Google Chrome browser as well as the Honorlock Chrome extension. You can download the extension at www.honorlock.com/extension/install.

    Honorlock will be recording your exam session by webcam and by recording your screen. Professors can choose to require a room scan as part of the Honorlock process.  This is designed to monitor your environment to maintain exam integrity Honorlock will “flag” any environmental changes, including movement, lighting, sound, etc. It is sensitive but allows faculty to review all flagged activity. Honorlock support is available 24/7/365. If you encounter any issues, you may contact us by live chat and/or email (support@honorlock.com).

    Honorlock Statement - include on each remote assessment: 

    Honorlock is enabled for this remote assessment. Your Professor will record your remote testing environment, and a room scan may be required to maintain testing integrity.

  • Quick Accessibility Resources
Contact Us
Student Accessibility Services
Humanities, Room 23
Phone: 717.815.1717

SAS Hours - Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SAS Hours - Summer Semester
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Humanities, Room 23

Testing Center Hours - Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Testing Center Hours - Summer Semester
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED

Student Accessibility Services and the Testing Center observe designated holidays and campus closures.