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New academic accommodation management portal launches May 2

Queen’s University, as previously announced, is enhancing the academic accommodation process by adopting Ventus, a new online portal for managing accommodations. The new platform has been developed specifically for Queen’s over the past year, in consultation with instructors, support staff, and a student feedback group.

Ventus, which will launch on May 2, 2022, will securely connect students, Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS), the Exams Office, instructors, and other support services in the process to manage and implement academic accommodations. Ventus streamlines communication needs for instructors and students, and supplies instructors with the essential information required for providing students with the appropriate accommodation. The interface also enables students to view details of their accommodation arrangements for in-class work, quizzes, exams, and more.

A Ventus support website has been created to support students, instructors, and staff in the use of Ventus. Additional support resources will be added to the Ventus support website throughout the summer.

After the initial implementation of Ventus in May 2022, the project team will continue to seek and address user feedback to further enhance the system for the 2022-23 academic year and beyond.