ACCESS CAS Information

ACCESS CAS is the online software the CAS office uses to communicate accommodations to students, faculty, and university services as needed.

Students

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Students will use ACCESS CAS to:

  • View access plans
  • Request accommodations each semsester
  • Make appointments with their CAS Access Specialist
  • Submit a test proctoring form to instructors
  • Receive note taking support services
  • Request further accommodations
  • Sign access plans after meeting with instructors

ACCESS CAS Student Video Resources

How to setup an appointment with your CAS Access Specialist within ACCESS CAS

How to register with CAS

How to submit a semester request within ACCESS CAS

How to submit a Test proctoring request within ACCESS CAS

How to upload notes within ACCESS CAS

How to view and sign an ACCESS plan within ACCESS CAS

How to view approved accommodations within ACCESS CAS

ACCESS CAS Step by Step Instructions for Students.

Log Into the ACCESS CAS Portal

Log into the ACCESS CAS portal.

  • Go to the Radford University Website.
  • Select the button for OneCampus (on the top right).
  • Type ACCESS CAS in the search field.
  • Select the icon/tile titled Student-ACCESS CAS

You will be sent to the SSO log in page. Log in using your Radford username and password.

The ACCESS CAS home page for your account will appear.

View Approved Accommodations

View approved accommodations

  • Open your ACCESS CAS homepage and select the Accommodations dropdown menu
  • Select ACCESS PLANS
  • Select the ACCESSIBILITY REQUEST tab
  • View the list of accommodations you have available to request to use

Submit a Semester Request

How to submit a Semester Request

Student registered with CAS must submit a semester request each semester they would like to utilize their accommodations.

  • Open your ACCESS CAS homepage and select the Accommodation dropdown menu
  • Select Semester Request
  • Select ADD NEW
  • Select the semester from the semester dropdown menu
  • Select Review the Renewal: All accommodations will be checked for all courses.
  • If you have an accommodation you do not want to use, uncheck the box.
  • Select SUBMIT
  • An email confirmation will be sent to your Radford email.

CAS will review your request and you will receive an email notification when your access plan is sent to instructors.  

How to View and E-sign an Access Plan

How to view and sign an ACCESS Plan

Do not sign the Access Plan until you have met with the course instructor and discussed your accommodations. Professors will log into their ACCESS CAS account to sign their electronic copy of your Access Plan. Meetings can occur by email, zoom, phone, in person, etc. Please ask your instructor how they would like to review the Access Plan.

  • Open your ACCESS CAS homepage and select the Accommodation dropdown tab
  • Select Access Plans
  • Select the appropriate Access Plan
  • Carefully review the Access Plan with each instructor
  • Once you have met with an instructor and they have agreed to the Access Plan for their course, you are ready to e-sign the course access plan. (If an instructor does not agree to the Access Plan, please contact CAS immediately)
  • Type your name to electronically sign the contract and select SAVE

You can print and/or save a PDF version of your Access Plan, if you would like.

Schedule an Appointment at CAS

How to schedule an appointment at CAS

CAS requires 2 business days advance notice for appointments. You may schedule appointments up to 2 weeks in advance.

  • Open your ACCESS CAS homepage, select the Appointment tab
  • Select REQUEST NEW APPOINTMENT
  • Fill out the search fields:
  • Select which type of appointment you are requesting and select DONE
  • Date range
  • Time range
  • CAS Access Specialist
  • Day of the week
  • Select CHECK AVAILABILITY
  • Select which date and time you would like to request
  • Confirm all of the information on the pop-up is correct and include any additional notes you would like to communicate
  • Once complete, select SUBMIT REQUEST. (You have booked your appointment and you will receive a confirmation email. 

How to Cancel or Reschedule an Appointment with CAS

How to cancel/reschedule your appointment(s).

Open your ACCESS CAS homepage,

Select the Appointment tab

If you need to cancel within 4 hours before your appointment, you will need to contact CAS by phone or email.

  • Select the vertical ellipsis next to whichever request you would like to cancel, then select CANCEL.
  • A pop-up will appear asking you to pick a reason for cancellation from the dropdown menu and describe
  • Once complete, select CANCEL APPOINTMENT.
  • How to reschedule:
  • You must first cancel the already existing appointment. (See How to cancel an appointment)
  •  Schedule a new appointment (See How to schedule an appointment at CAS)

Submit a Supplemental Request for Additional Accommodations

How to submit a supplemental request

A Supplemental Request is for students who would like to request an additional accommodation that they do not currently have on their Access Plan.

  • Open your ACCESS CAS homepage
  • Select the Accommodation dropdown
  • Select Supplemental Request
  • Select ADD NEW
  • Fill out the form in its entirety and upload any supporting documentation
  • If this is a new diagnosis and you have documentation, please select ADD ITEM and upload documentation.
  • Once complete, select SUBMIT 

How to submit a Proctoring Request (reserve a space at CAS to take a test/exam.)

How to submit a Proctoring Request (reserve a space at CAS to take a test/exam.)

It is the student’s responsibility to reserve and request a testing space. (Due to space limitations, CAS requires the student to submit proctoring requests 5 business days advance of the test/exam date.)

  • Open the ACCESS CAS homepage,
  • Select the Proctoring Request tab
  • Select NEW BOOKING REQUEST
  • Using the dropdown menu, select the appropriate course
  • Complete the search fields that apply
  • Select date, time, and room you would like to reserve on the right-hand side
  • Confirm all of the information on the pop-up is correct, label your exam (Ex. “Weekly Quiz” or “Midterm”), and answer any questions or additional fields
  • Once complete, select SUBMIT REQUEST

You should now see your request under your Pending Booking Requests. (It will remain in Pending until your professor approves your request. You may want to let your professor know you have requested space to test at CAS offices, then he/she can confirm the request and confirm delivery of test/exam.)

It is the instructor’s responsibility to deliver the test/exam to CAS offices 48 hours prior to student’s testing time.

A student may reserve all their testing space needs for the entire semester, including finals, as long as you have allowed a 5 business day advance.

How to manage your Proctoring Requests

How to manage your Proctoring Requests

How to request a change to already submitted proctoring request:

A student cannot make a change to an already submitted proctoring request. Please email your professor and copy, CC, castests@radford.edu asking permission for any changes to your requests, this may include date, time, items allowed, and etcetera. If changes are approved the professor must email both the student and CAS. CAS will then edit the request.

How to cancel a proctoring request:

If student needs to cancel within 24 hours before scheduled proctoring reservation, contact CAS by phone or email.

  • On your ACCESS CAS homepage, select the Proctoring Request tab
  • Select the vertical ellipsis next to whichever request you would like to cancel.
  • Select CANCEL, then a pop-up will confirm you would like to delete the entry. You must select OKAY.
  • A second pop-up will ask if you are absolutely sure you would like to cancel your Proctoring Request. This cannot be undone.

How to monitor pending versus approved:

  • On the Proctoring Request tab, you can view which requests are still pending and which are approved.
  • Pending Requests have not been approved by your professor. CAS will be unable to proctor these requests. Please contact your professor, they will need to log into ACCESS CAS to approve the request.
  • After a request has been approved, your testing room is reserved. 

Faculty

 
Faculty will use ACCESS CAS to: 
  • View access plans
  • Sign access plans
  • Approving proctoring requests from students
  • Add a specific number for days that can be missed for the amended attendance accommodation

View and E-sign an Access Plan

How to view and sign an Access Plan or Renewal Access Plan

Please do not sign Access Plans or Renewal Plans until you have met with the student and have agreed to provide the listed accommodations. Meetings can occur by email, zoom, phone, in person, etc.

  • Open your ACCESS CAS homepage and select the Accommodation dropdown tab.
  • Select Access Plans.
  • Select the appropriate Access Plan. Filters are available for selecting specific courses, semesters, or dates. Once you set your filters, select Apply Search.
  • Carefully review the Access Plan with the student.
  • If you agree to the Access Plan, please select the “Yes” radio button and type your name to electronically sign the contract. 
  • Then select SAVE (If you do not agree to the Access Plan, select Cancel and refer to the instructions for “How to Modify an Access Plan).
  • After signing a student’s Access Plan, select and press CLEAR located next to APPLY SEARCH to clear history and begin new student search. 

How to Edit an Approved Test Proctoring Request

How to edit an approved Proctoring Request* (Day, Time, Item)

  • Open to the ACCESS CAS homepage, click on the Courses tab.
  • Select the appropriate course.
  • Select the Student Proctoring Request tab.  Choose the Approved subtab.
  • Select the student’s name to open the request and edit your responses as needed**
  • Once complete, click Submit.

Changes within 24 hours of student’s requested time? Please contact CAS by phone or email.

Some changes cannot be made by the faculty member, please contact CAS for assistance.

How to Approve a Pending Test Proctoring Request

How to approve a pending Proctoring Request

  • Open your ACCESS CAS homepage
  • Select the Courses tab on the left-hand side.
  • Search by semester
  • Scroll and select the appropriate course.
  • Select the Student Proctoring Request tab across the top of the page.  Please note, you should be on the Pending subtab.
  • Select the student’s name to open the request and please complete the form in its entirety.
  • Once complete, select SUBMIT.  

It is the instructor’s responsibility to deliver the test/exam to CAS offices 48 hours prior to student’s testing time.

Any proctoring requests that you have approved can be found under the “Approved” tab. 

If a student tells you that a Proctoring Request has been submitted, but you have not received an email, please check the Access CAS portal. 

When an Access Plan Conflicts with a Course Objective

When an Access Plan Conflicts with a Course Objective

If you are reviewing an Access Plan with your student and one of the accommodations conflicts with a course objective, please do the following:

  • Email cas@radford.edu and cc the student on the email.
  • Provide information regarding the accommodation of concern, the objective in conflict, and the alternate strategy that you propose.
  • If the alternate strategy is approved by CAS, an email will be sent to the instructor and student to confirm.
  • If there is an issue, a coordinator will be contacting the instructor to discuss the issue further.

ACCESS CAS Step by Step Instructions for Faculty

Log into the ACCESS CAS portal.

  • Go to the Radford University Website.
  • Select the button for OneCampus (on the top right).
  • Log into OneCampus.
  • Type ACCESS CAS in the search field.
  • Select the icon/tile titled Faculty-ACCESS CAS
  • The ACCESS CAS home page for your account will appear.

If you do not log into OneCampus at the start, you will be sent to the SSO log in page. Log in using your Radford username and password. 

How to Review a Peer Note Taker's Notes

How to review a Volunteer Note-taker’s notes

  • Open to the ACCESS CAS homepage, select the Courses tab on the left-hand side.
  • Search by semester
  • Scroll and select the appropriate course.
  • Select the Course Notes tab located across the top of the page. Notes will be downloaded, and the file may then be opened for review.
  • To return to your list of courses, select Course Details tab located across the top of the page and select CANCEL below course details.
  • Select CLEAR
  • Select Home tab to return homepage.